USA Washington

USA Statutes : washington
Title : Agriculture and marketing
Chapter : Planting stock
RCW 15.14.015Rules Scope.The director may adopt rules necessary to carry out the purpose and provisions of this chapter concerning, but not limited to:  (1) Certification of planting stock as to freedom from infection by plant pests, variety, classification, and grade.  (2) Establishment of tolerances for planting stock that is diseased, infected with plant pests, defective, or off-type.  (3) Establishment of standards and grades for planting stock.  (4) Labeling, identification, grading, and packing of foundation, registered, and certified planting stock.  (5) Inspection and testing of foundation, registered, and certified planting stock prior to planting during the growing season or seasons, prior to and during harvest, and subsequent to harvest.  (6) Exclusion and removal of diseased, infected with plant pests, defective, or off-type plants from foundation, registered, and certified planting stock.  (7) Establishing processes, site requirements, and criteria for participation in programs authorized by this chapter.  (8) Cultivation and sanitation practices in growing, storing, distributing, and processing foundation, registered, and certified planting stock.  (9) Establishing recordkeeping requirements.  (10) Production, utilization, and testing of micropropagated plants for foundation, registered, and certified planting stock.  (11) Establishment of fees and assessments for inspection, testing, and certification of planting stock and other services authorized by this chapter.[1999 c 144 § 2; 1961 c 83 § 3. Formerly RCW 15.14.030.] RCW 15.14.025Certificates Samples for inspection and testing Publish information Notify purchasers of results.The director may:  (1) Issue certificates stating that planting stock found by the director or other authorized person to be in compliance with rules adopted under this chapter is foundation, registered, or certified planting stock.  (2) Take samples in reasonable amounts as necessary of planting stock to inspect and test for genetic characteristics and/or freedom from infection by plant pests.  (3) Publish names of growers participating in certification programs and inspection results.  (4) Require growers participating in certification programs to notify purchasers of planting stock when postharvest inspections or tests show the planting stock represented as foundation, registered, or certified has failed to meet minimum standards for certification.[1999 c 144 § 3; 1961 c 83 § 7. Formerly RCW 15.14.070.] RCW 15.14.065Acceptance as certified, registered, foundation, or breeder planting stock.The director may accept as certified, registered, foundation, or breeder planting stock any planting stock grown or produced by Washington State University, the United States department of agriculture or other propagators whose plant materials are produced in conformance with the requirements of this chapter and rules adopted under this chapter.[1999 c 144 § 7; 1961 c 83 § 11. Formerly RCW 15.14.110.] RCW 15.14.075Agreements with Washington State University, governmental entities, and other organizations.The director may cooperate with and enter into agreements with Washington State University, the United States department of agriculture, other state and federal agencies, and any other organization in order to carry out the purposes and provisions of this chapter.[1999 c 144 § 8; 1961 c 83 § 12. Formerly RCW 15.14.120.] RCW 15.14.085Acquisition of property Use of property.The director may acquire by gift, grant, or endowment from public or private sources, as may be made in trust or otherwise, for the use and benefit of the purposes of this chapter, real property and any other type property, and expend the same or any income therefrom according to the terms of the gift, grant, or endowment.[1999 c 144 § 9; 1961 c 83 § 4. Formerly RCW 15.14.040.] RCW 15.14.105Unlawful acts.It is unlawful for any person to sell, offer for sale, hold for sale, label, identify, represent, or to advertise any planting stock as being certified, registered, foundation, or breeder planting stock unless it complies with the requirements of this chapter and rules adopted under this chapter.[1999 c 144 § 11; 1961 c 83 § 14. Formerly RCW 15.14.140.] RCW 15.14.115Injunctions.The director may bring an action to enjoin the violation or threatened violation of any provision of this chapter or any rule adopted pursuant to this chapter in the superior court of Thurston county, notwithstanding the existence of other remedies at law.[1961 c 83 § 15. Formerly RCW 15.14.150.] RCW 15.14.145Deposit of funds in planting stock certification account Use.All the moneys collected under the provisions of this chapter shall be paid to the director and deposited in the planting stock certification account within the agricultural local fund and shall be used only to carry out the purposes and provisions of this chapter.[1999 c 144 § 14; 1961 c 83 § 13. Formerly RCW 15.14.130.]

USA Statutes : washington