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PDFWAC 16-532-010


For the purpose of this marketing order:
"Act" means the Washington State Agricultural Enabling Act of 1961 or chapter 15.65 RCW.
"Affected area" means the state of Washington.
"Affected producer" or "producer" means any person who produces hops in commercial quantities in the state of Washington.
"Affected unit" means one pound net of dried hops, or the amount of lupulin, extract or oil produced from pound net of dried hops.
"Commercial quantity" means any hops produced for market by a producer in any calendar year.
"Department" means the department of agriculture of the state of Washington.
"Director" means the director of agriculture of the state of Washington or his duly appointed representative.
"Disclosure" means inspection or copying.
"Handler" means any person who acts as principal or agent or otherwise in processing, selling, marketing, or distributing hops not produced by him.
"Hop commodity board" hereinafter referred to as "board" means the commodity board formed under the provisions of WAC 16-532-020.
"Hops" means and includes all kinds and varieties of "humulus lupulus" grown, picked and dried in the state of Washington, whether loose, packaged or baled and all oils, extracts and/or lupulin derived therefrom.
"Marketing season" means the twelve-month period beginning with January 1st of any year and ending December 31st, both dates being inclusive.
"Person" means any person, firm, association or corporation.
"Processed" means and includes all hops which are converted into pellets, extracts, oils, lupulin, and/or other forms, including hops which are frozen in undried form, but excluding whole, wet (fresh) or dried hop cones, whether loose or baled.
"Producer-handler" means any person who acts both as a producer and as a handler with respect to hops. A producer-handler shall be deemed to be a producer with respect to the hops which he produces and a handler with respect to the hops which he handles, including those produced by himself.
"Public records" includes any writing containing information relating to the conduct of government or the performance of any governmental or proprietary function prepared, owned, used, or retained by the department regardless of physical form or characteristics.
"Sell" includes offer for sale, expose for sale, have in possession for sale, exchange, barter or trade.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.65.047, 42.56.040, and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 17-16-004, § 16-532-010, filed 7/20/17, effective 8/20/17; WSR 17-05-032, § 16-532-010, filed 2/8/17, effective 3/11/17. Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.65 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 14-06-044, § 16-532-010, filed 2/26/14, effective 3/29/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.65.047 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 05-15-098, § 16-532-010, filed 7/15/05, effective 8/15/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.65.050. WSR 98-13-122, § 16-532-010, filed 6/17/98, effective 7/18/98; WSR 97-17-096, § 16-532-010, filed 8/20/97, effective 9/20/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.65.050 and 15.65.430. WSR 96-15-139, § 16-532-010, filed 7/24/96, effective 8/24/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.65 RCW. WSR 92-09-068, § 16-532-010, filed 4/14/92, effective 5/15/92; Marketing Order Article I, § A, filed 7/1/64.]
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