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WAC 16-489-050

Blueberry scorch virus—Restrictions.

(1) All regulated articles planted, sold, offered for sale or transported within the state must be demonstrated free of blueberry scorch virus by meeting at least one of the following conditions:
(a) They must originate from a pest free area;
(b) They are certified in accordance with the regulations of an official certification program in the state of origin that includes testing and inspection for blueberry viruses and is approved by the director;
(c) They are shown to be free of blueberry scorch virus, based on an official laboratory test using a protocol approved by the director; or
(d) They are micropropagated and/or grown in an insect-proof greenhouse or screenhouse and originate from mother plants that have been tested and found free of blueberry scorch virus.
(2) Persons importing regulated articles into the state must obtain a phytosanitary certificate from the plant protection organization of the place of origin verifying that one of the conditions in subsection (1) of this section has been met. A copy of the phytosanitary certificate must accompany the shipment.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 17.24, 15.13 RCW. WSR 02-13-125, § 16-489-050, filed 6/19/02, effective 7/20/02.]
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