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PDFWAC 16-301-355

Rough bluegrass quarantine—Violation and procedures.

(1) A person who is alleged to have violated the rough bluegrass quarantine must meet with a representative of the department to discuss the allegation and determine:
(a) How it occurred;
(b) How much acreage is involved and location of all plantings;
(c) Corrective procedures, such as roguing, chemical treatment, etc., and the time frame for such work, or agreement for voluntary destruction of all acreage involved to avoid recurrence and minimize economic loss.
(2) Treated and rogued acreage is inspected by the department of agriculture three times during the seedling stages to assure freedom from rough bluegrass. The violator is assessed an hourly inspection fee and a mileage fee where additional mileage is involved.
(3) Any person who violates the terms of this quarantine may be subject to the criminal and civil penalties provided in chapters 15.49 and/or 17.24 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, 15.49.081, 15.49.310, 15.49.370(3) and chapter 17.24 RCW. WSR 00-24-077, § 16-301-355, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.]
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