"Department" means the Washington state department of agriculture.
"Director" means the director of the Washington state department of agriculture or the director's authorized representative.
"Game birds" means fowl such as pheasants, partridge, chukars, quail, and grouse that are raised in confinement.
"Hatching eggs" means fertile eggs that have the potential to hatch poultry.
"NPIP" means USDA National Poultry Improvement Plan, a cooperative industry-state-federal program to eliminate egg-transmitted and hatchery-disseminated diseases. Title 9, Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 145 and 147, are the plan standards and contain the requirements for this voluntary program.
"Person" means a person, persons, firm or corporation.
"Poultry" means chickens, turkeys, ratites, waterfowl, game birds, pigeons, doves and other domestic fowl designated by statute. "Poultry" does not mean free ranging birds defined as wildlife in Title 77
[Statutory Authority: RCW 16.36.010
, and chapter 34.05
RCW. WSR 08-03-010, § 16-59-005, filed 1/4/08, effective 2/4/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 16.36.040
. WSR 99-09-024, § 16-59-005, filed 4/15/99, effective 5/16/99.]