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WAC 16-470-118

Requirements within Washington state to ship fresh fruit into, within, or through the pest free area for apple maggot from an orchard or production site that is infested or threatened with infestation.

All fresh fruit, as specified in WAC 16-470-111(1), from an orchard or production site that is infested or threatened with infestation by apple maggot must be inspected by the department following accepted agency standards.
(1) If the fresh fruit is inspected and found free of apple maggot, the shipment must be accompanied by a permit for movement of fruit issued by the department.
(2) If the fresh fruit is found to be infested with apple maggot, a permit from the department, which specifies conditions for handling and shipment, is required to transport the fruit within or through the pest free area. No permit may be issued under this subsection for transportation of fresh fruit found to be infested with apple maggot into the pest free area for apple maggot.
(3) If the fresh fruit is found to be infested with apple maggot, one or more of the following treatments must be performed and verified by the department as specified in WAC 16-470-115 (1)(b) before the fruit is moved from area(s) designated or quarantined by the department:
(a) Apples (including crab apples) must be cold treated as specified in WAC 16-470-113 (1)(a).
(b) Fruit other than apples must be cold treated under the conditions specified in WAC 16-470-113 (1)(b).
(c) Other methods as prescribed in writing by the department.
(4) If the shipment contains graded culls, it must comply with the conditions specified in WAC 16-470-113 (1)(a) or (b), dependent on the category of fruit.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 17.24.011, 17.24.041, and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 16-24-028, § 16-470-118, filed 11/30/16, effective 1/1/17. Statutory Authority: Chapters 17.24 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 06-14-004, § 16-470-118, filed 6/22/06, effective 8/1/06. Statutory Authority: Chapter 17.24 RCW. WSR 01-14-075, § 16-470-118, filed 7/3/01, effective 8/3/01.]
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