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PDFWAC 16-306-030


"Acceptable hemp THC level" means the application of the measurement of uncertainty to the reported THC concentration level on a dry weight basis producing a distribution or range that includes 0.3 percent or less.
"Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018" means sections 7605, 10113, 10114, and 12619 of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, P.L. 115-334.
"Applicant" means a person who submits an application for a hemp producer license to participate in the hemp program as required under this chapter.
"Contiguous land area" means a specific field with designated boundaries that is planted with hemp. Separate parcels connected only by thin or narrow plantings of hemp or separated by physical barriers such as ditches or roads are not considered contiguous for the purposes of this rule.
"Continuous licensing" means the hemp producer licensee renews their license annually prior to expiration, such that the licensee is continuously operating under a valid license.
"Corrective action plan" means a plan by the department for a licensed hemp producer to correct a negligent violation of, or noncompliance with, a hemp production plan, its terms, or any other regulation set forth under this chapter.
"Department" means the Washington state department of agriculture.
"Destroyed" means incinerated, tilled under the soil, made into compost, or rendered nonretrievable in another manner approved by the department.
"Disposal" means the material is collected for destruction by a person authorized to handle cannabis such as a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)-registered reverse distributor, or in another manner approved by the department.
"Hemp" means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of the plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.
"Hemp processor" means a person who takes possession of raw hemp material with the intent to modify, package, or sell a transitional or finished hemp product.
"Key participant" means a person or persons who have a direct or indirect financial interest in the entity producing hemp, such as an owner or partner in a partnership. A key participant also includes persons in a corporate entity at executive levels including chief executive officer, chief operating officer and chief financial officer. This does not include such management as farm, field, or shift managers.
"Legal description" means a method of locating or describing land in relation to the public land survey system such as section, township, and range.
"Licensee" means any person who holds a license from the department to grow or produce hemp in Washington state.
"Lot" refers to a contiguous area in a field, greenhouse, or indoor growing structure containing the same variety or strain of cannabis throughout. In addition, "lot" is a common term in agriculture that refers to the batch or contiguous, homogeneous whole of a product being sold to a single buyer at a single time. Under the terms of this chapter, "lot" is to be defined by the producer in terms of farm location, field acreage, and variety.
"Measurement of uncertainty" means the parameter, associated with the result of a measurement that characterizes the dispersion of the values that could reasonably be attributed to the particular quantity subject to measurement. The measurement of uncertainty is similar to a margin of error. When the measurement of uncertainty, normally expressed as a +/- with a number, (e.g., +/- 0.05) is combined with the reported measurement, it produces a range and the actual measurement has a known probability of falling within that range.
"Microgreen" means an immature nonflowering hemp plant harvested for sale or distribution at fewer than 12 inches in height.
"Process" means the processing, compounding, or conversion of hemp into hemp commodities or products.
"Produce" or "production" means the planting, cultivation, growing, or harvesting of hemp, including hemp seed.
"Registered land area" means a contiguous land area, including greenhouses and storage areas registered with the department as a condition of licensing, on which a licensee will conduct licensed activities. A registered land area may include more than one field, greenhouse, or storage area so long as those fields, greenhouses, or storage areas are at the same physical address.
"Remediation" means the process by which a licensed hemp producer transforms noncompliant plants into useful and compliant material.
"Storage area" means any area, building, plant or facility registered with the department in which a licensee plans to store hemp.
"THC concentration" means the percent of total delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the conversion of delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinolic acid into THC.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.140.030. WSR 22-19-033, § 16-306-030, filed 9/14/22, effective 10/15/22. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.140.030, 15.140.060 and 2021 c 104. WSR 22-01-137, § 16-306-030, filed 12/14/21, effective 1/14/22. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.140.030 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 20-03-174, § 16-306-030, filed 1/22/20, effective 2/22/20.]
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