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WAC 16-470-127

Requirements to ship commodities regulated for plum curculio into Washington.

Shipment into the state of Washington of regulated commodities described in WAC 16-470-125 from states under quarantine for plum curculio is prohibited, unless one of the following conditions is met:
(1) The shipment is accompanied by an official certificate issued by the plant protection organization of the state of origin evidencing at least one of the following:
(a) The shipment consists of apples, which have undergone cold treatment for a continuous period of at least ninety days. During this ninety days, the temperature within the storage room must be maintained at thirty-seven and nine-tenths degrees Fahrenheit or less.
(b) The shipment consists of regulated commodities, which have undergone cold treatment for a continuous period of forty days or more. During this forty days, the temperature within the storage room must be maintained at thirty-two degrees Fahrenheit or less.
(c) Each lot or shipment consists of repacked fruit, which was grown outside the area under quarantine and has been identity maintained while within the area under quarantine. For repacked fruit, the certificate must show the following information:
(i) State in which the fruit was grown;
(ii) Point of repacking and reshipment;
(iii) Amount and kind of commodities comprising the lot or shipment; and
(iv) Names and addresses of the shipper and consignee.
(2) The fruit originated outside the area under quarantine for plum curculio and is a reshipment in original, unopened containers. The containers must each bear labels or other identifying marks evidencing origin outside the area under quarantine.
(3) The shipment consists of fresh fruit from Utah counties where plum curculio is established and is made in compliance with terms of a permit agreed upon by both the Utah and Washington plant protection organizations.
(4) The shipment consists of fresh fruit from Utah counties where plum curculio is not established, and all of the following conditions are complied with:
(a) The Utah plant protection organization has conducted an adequate plum curculio detection program, which includes immediate written notification to the department of detections in counties where plum curculio has not previously been detected; and
(b) The Utah plant protection organization certifies that the fruit originated in areas in which plum curculio is not established, was grown in a commercial orchard, and has not been placed under quarantine.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 17.24.011, 17.24.041, and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 16-24-028, § 16-470-127, filed 11/30/16, effective 1/1/17. Statutory Authority: Chapter 17.24 RCW. WSR 01-14-075, § 16-470-127, filed 7/3/01, effective 8/3/01.]
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