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PDFWAC 16-157-030


As used in this chapter:
"Department" means the Washington state department of agriculture.
"Director" means the director of the department of agriculture or his or her duly authorized representative.
"Facility" includes, but is not limited to, any premises, plant, establishment, facility and associated appurtenances where organic products are prepared, handled, or processed in any manner for resale or distribution to retail outlets, restaurants, and any other such facility selling or distributing to consumers.
"Gross annual income" means the total monetary value received during the previous calendar year.
"Handler" means any person engaged in the business of handling agricultural products, including producers who handle crops or livestock of their own production.
"Handling operation" means any operation or portion of an operation that receives or otherwise acquires agricultural products and processes, packages, or stores such products.
"New applicant" means any person who applies for organic certification for the first time, or any person who has surrendered an organic certification or had an organic certification suspended or revoked.
"Person" means any individual, partnership, limited liability company, association, cooperative, or other entity.
"Processor" means any handler engaged in the canning, freezing, drying, dehydrating, cooking, pressing, powdering, packaging, baking, heating, mixing, grinding, churning, separating, extracting, cutting, fermenting, eviscerating, preserving, jarring, slaughtering or otherwise processing organic products.
"Producer" means a person who engages in the business of growing or producing food, fiber, feed, and other agricultural-based consumer products.
"Production operation" means a farm, ranch, or other business that grows, gathers, or raises crops, wild crops, or livestock.
"Renewal applicant" means any person that has received organic certification from the department in the previous year.
"Retailer" means any handler that sells organic food products directly to consumers.
"Sale" means selling, offering for sale, holding for sale, preparing for sale, trading, bartering, offering a gift as an inducement for sale of, and advertising for sale in any media.
"Site" means a contiguous defined field, orchard, block, pasture, paddock, garden, circle, plot or other designated area under the same management practices (e.g., organic, transitional).
"Transitional product" means any agricultural product that (a) is marketed using the term transitional in its labeling and advertising and (b) satisfies all of the requirements of organic except that it has had no applications of prohibited substances within one year prior to the harvest of the crop.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.86.060 and 15.86.070. WSR 19-01-062, § 16-157-030, filed 12/14/18, effective 1/14/19; WSR 06-23-108, § 16-157-030, filed 11/17/06, effective 12/18/06. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.86 RCW. WSR 03-03-044, § 16-157-030, filed 1/10/03, effective 2/10/03; WSR 02-10-090, § 16-157-030, filed 4/29/02, effective 5/30/02.]
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