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For the purposes of this chapter, unless clearly indicated otherwise by the context:
(1) "Carcass" means all parts, including viscera, of a dead meat food animal;
(2) "Dead animal" means the body of a meat food animal, or any part or portion thereof: PROVIDED, That the following dead animals are exempt from the provisions of this chapter:
(a) Edible products from a licensed slaughtering establishment;
(b) Edible products where the meat food animal was slaughtered under farm slaughter permit;
(c) Edible products where the meat food animal was slaughtered by a bona fide farmer on his or her own ranch for his or her own consumption;
(d) Hides from meat food animals that are properly identified as to ownership and brands;
(3) "Director" means the director of agriculture;
(4) "Independent collector" means any person who does not own a licensed rendering plant within the state of Washington but is properly equipped and licensed to transport dead animals or packing house refuse to a specified rendering plant.
(5) "Meat food animal" means cattle, horses, mules, asses, swine, sheep, and goats;
(6) "Person" means any individual, firm, corporation, partnership, or association;
(7) "Place of transfer" means an authorized reloading site for the direct transfer of dead animals or packing house refuse from the vehicle making original pickup to the line vehicle that will transport the dead animals or packing house refuse to a specified licensed rendering plant;
(8) "Rendering plant" means any place of business or location where dead animals or any part or portion thereof, or packing house refuse, are processed for the purpose of obtaining the hide, skin, grease residue, or any other by-product whatsoever;
(9) "Substation" means a properly equipped and authorized concentration site for the temporary storage of dead animals or packing house refuse pending final delivery to a licensed rendering plant.
[ 2011 c 336 § 438; 1949 c 100 § 1; Rem. Supp. 1949 § 3142-1.]


Reviser's note: The definitions in this section have been alphabetized pursuant to RCW 1.08.015(2)(k).
Severability1949 c 100: "If any section or provision of this act shall be adjudged to be invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication shall not affect the validity of the act as a whole, nor any section, sentence, phrase, or word thereof not adjudged invalid or unconstitutional." [ 1949 c 100 § 20.]
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