The introduction of dangerous diseases of hops into the state of Washington would entail great losses to the horticultural interests of the state, and the most rigid examinations cannot determine the presence of disease on dormant hop plants or parts of plants; therefore this quarantine is established by the director of agriculture, pursuant to the authority provided in chapter 17.24
RCW, setting forth the rules for the importation of hop plants into the state of Washington.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.14
RCW. WSR 91-08-016 (Order 2077), § 16-497-001, filed 3/27/91, effective 4/27/91. Statutory Authority: Chapter 17.24
RCW. WSR 80-01-093 (Order 1663), § 16-497-001, filed 12/31/79, effective 6/1/80.]