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WAC 16-160-020

Definitions.

As used in this chapter:
"Animal manure" means feces, urine, other excrement, and bedding produced by livestock that has not been composted.
"Authorized representative" means either the registrant or a person authorized by the registrant to act on the registrant's behalf and bind the registrant for purposes of this chapter and registration on the brand materials list.
"Compost" means the product of a managed process through which microorganisms break down plant and animal materials into more available forms suitable for application to the soil.
"Crop production aid" means any substance, material, structure, or device that is used to aid a producer of an agricultural product except for fertilizers and pesticides.
"Department" means the department of agriculture of the state of Washington.
"Director" means the director of the department of agriculture or the director's designee.
"Fertilizer" means a single or blended substance containing one or more recognized plant nutrients which is used primarily for its plant nutrient content and which is designed for use or claimed to have value in promoting plant growth.
"Label" means a display of written, printed, or graphic material on the immediate container of an agricultural product or any such material affixed to any agricultural product or affixed to a bulk container containing an agricultural product, except for package liners or a display of written, printed, or graphic material which contains only information about the weight of the product.
"Labeling" includes all written, printed, or graphic material accompanying an agricultural product at any time or written, printed, or graphical material about the agricultural product displayed at retail stores about the product.
"Livestock production aid" means any substance, material, structure, or device that is used to aid a producer in the production of livestock such as parasiticides, medicines, feed additives.
"Manufacturer" means a person that compounds, produces, granulates, mixes, blends, repackages, or otherwise alters the composition of materials.
"Material" means any substance or mixture of substances that is intended to be used in agricultural production, processing, or handling.
"National Organic Program" means the program administered by the United States Department of Agriculture pursuant to 7 C.F.R. Part 205, which implements the federal Organic Food Production Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. Sec. 6501 et seq.).
"Organic waste-derived material" means grass clippings, leaves, weeds, bark, plantings, prunings, and other vegetative wastes, uncontaminated wood waste from logging and milling operations, food wastes, food processing wastes, and materials derived from these wastes through composting. "Organic waste-derived material" does not include products that include biosolids as defined in chapter 70.95J RCW.
"Person" means any natural person, firm, partnership, exchange, association, trustee, receiver, corporation, and any member, officer, or employee thereof or assignee for the benefit of creditors.
"Pesticide" means, but is not limited to:
(a) Any substance or mixture of substances intended to prevent, destroy, control, repel, or mitigate any insect, rodent, nematode, mollusk, fungus, weed, and any other form of plant or animal life or virus, except virus on or in living man or other animal, which is normally considered to be a pest or which the director may declare to be a pest;
(b) Any substance or mixture of substances intended to be used as a plant regulator, defoliant, or desiccant; and
(c) Any substance or mixture of substances intended to be used as a spray adjuvant.
"Postharvest material" means any substance, material, structure, or device that is used in the postharvest handling of agricultural products.
"Processing aid" means a substance that is added to a food:
(a) During processing, but is removed in some manner from the food before it is packaged in its finished form;
(b) During processing, is converted into constituents normally present in the food, and does not significantly increase the amount of the constituents naturally found in the food; and
(c) For its technical or functional effect in the processing but is present in the finished food at insignificant levels and does not have any technical or functional effect in that food.
"Registrant" means the person registering a material on the brand name materials list under the provisions of this chapter.
"Soil amendment" means any substance that is intended to improve the physical characteristics of the soil, except for fertilizers and pesticides.
"Spray adjuvant" means any product intended to be used with a pesticide as an aid to the application or to the effect of the pesticide and that is in a package or container separate from the pesticide. Spray adjuvant includes, but is not limited to, wetting agents, spreading agents, deposit builders, adhesives, emulsifying agents, deflocculating agents, and water modifiers or similar agent with or without toxic properties of its own intended to be used with any other pesticide as an aid to its application or to its effect. Spray adjuvant does not include products that are only intended to mark the location where a pesticide is applied.
"USDA" means the United States Department of Agriculture.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.86.060, 15.86.130, and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 10-19-018, § 16-160-020, filed 9/8/10, effective 10/9/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.86 RCW. WSR 03-03-045, § 16-160-020, filed 1/10/03, effective 2/10/03; WSR 99-16-054, § 16-160-020, filed 7/30/99, effective 8/30/99; WSR 91-05-007, § 16-160-020, filed 2/7/91, effective 3/10/91.]
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