Certified seed that is produced in Washington state and shipped out-of-state must comply with the interagency seed certification procedure.
(1) The interagency seed certification procedure for field pea, lentil, soybean, small grain and sorghum seed is as follows:
(a) A certified seed sale certificate must be executed by the department for unprocessed seed pending final certification when moved out-of-state.
(b) Unprocessed seed pending final certification is subject to all certification fees when moved out-of-state.
(2) The interagency seed certification procedure for all other kinds of seed except field pea, lentil, soybean, small grain and sorghum seed shipped out-of-state is as follows:
(a) Complete section (A) of "interagency certified seed" report referred to in WAC 16-302-150
(3). One copy of the "interagency certified seed" report must be submitted to the department seed program and one copy to the certifying agency where seed is being processed.
(b) Clearly mark each container with the lot number and Washington field number.
(c) If the department is to finalize certification, upon completion of seed processing, section (B) of "interagency certified seed" report referred to in WAC 16-302-150
(3) must be completed and submitted to the appropriate certification agency. A sample must be submitted to the department seed program.
(d) When Washington state certification tags are used, the lot must be tagged and sealed under supervision of the department. The applicant must pay a mileage fee and hourly rate for all additional mileage and travel time required.
(e) When Washington state interagency tags are used, the tags must be mailed to the nearest representative of the certifying agency having jurisdiction for tagging.
(f) If another state receives seed and finalizes certification, the department must advise the receiving state's certifying agency of certification eligibility. Sampling, testing, and tagging shall be in accordance with the receiving state's requirements.
(g) The applicant for interagency seed certification is responsible for all fees authorized under Washington's certification program and any additional fees that may be assessed by both agencies involved. Fees for Washington's interagency certification program must be paid upon submission to the department of the "interagency certified seed" report, section (A).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005
(3), and chapter 34.05
RCW. WSR 14-20-050, § 16-302-155, filed 9/25/14, effective 10/26/14. Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.49
RCW. WSR 03-18-072, § 16-302-155, filed 8/29/03, effective 9/29/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005
(3) and chapter 17.24
RCW. WSR 00-24-077, § 16-302-155, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.]