(1) Under the authority of RCW 15.49.350
, a seed conditioning facility must be inspected and approved by the department or its authorized agent prior to conditioning seed in Washington state. Upon approval by the department, a seed conditioning permit is issued and the facility is placed on a list of approved seed conditioning plants. A copy of the list can be obtained by contacting the department seed program.
(2) A person desiring to condition seed must make application to the department for a permit on a form provided by the department.
(3) To obtain department approval for a seed-conditioning permit, the department or its authorized agent conducts an inspection. A facility must show evidence that:
(a) Seed for certification is handled in a manner which prevents mixture of lots of seed;
(b) The seed conditioning facility is maintained and cleaned. Equipment must be easily accessible for cleaning and inspection, and must be cleaned between lots;
(c) Each lot of seed is identified with a lot number;
(d) Screenings are disposed of in accordance with chapter 15.49
(4) A seed conditioning facility must be approved by the department prior to handling seed for certification in bulk.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005
(3), and chapter 34.05
RCW. WSR 14-20-050, § 16-302-125, filed 9/25/14, effective 10/26/14. Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.49
RCW. WSR 02-12-060, § 16-302-125, filed 5/30/02, effective 6/30/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005
(3) and chapter 17.24
RCW. WSR 00-24-077, § 16-302-125, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.]