The following definitions for terms used in this chapter must be interpreted as consistent with the definitions in chapter 15.65
RCW, Washington state agricultural commodity boards.
"Act" means the Washington State Agriculture Enabling Act or chapter 15.65
"Affected area" means the state of Washington.
"Affected unit" means one hundred pounds (hundredweight) of oilseeds as defined in this section.
"Board" means the oilseeds commodity board formed under WAC 16-573-020
"Commercial quantity" means all oilseeds produced for market in any calendar year by any producer.
"Commission" means the Washington oilseeds commission.
"Department" means the department of agriculture of the state of Washington.
"Director" means the director of agriculture of the state of Washington or the director's 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 oilseeds not produced by the handler and includes any lending agencies for a commodity credit corporation loan to producers. For the purposes of this chapter, a handler is the same as an "affected handler" under chapter 15.65
RCW. Handler does not include a common carrier used to transport an agricultural commodity. "To handle" means to act as a handler.
"Marketing season" or "fiscal year" means the twelve-month period beginning on June 1st of any year and ending with the last day of May, both dates being inclusive.
"Oilseeds" means any of the Brassica Sp. oilseeds (canola and rapeseed) and all mustards, produced for use as oil, meal, planting seed, condiment, or other industrial or chemurgic uses.
"Person" means any individual, firm, association, corporation, limited liability company, trust, partnership, society, or any other organization of individuals or any unit or agency of local or state government.
"Producer" means any person who produces, or causes to be produced, in commercial quantities, oilseeds in the state of Washington. "To produce" means to act as a producer. For the purposes of this order, a "producer" is the same as an "affected producer" under chapter 15.65
"Public records" include 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
, and chapter 34.05
RCW. WSR 17-05-031, § 16-573-010, filed 2/8/17, effective 3/11/17. Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.65
RCW. WSR 14-06-050, § 16-573-010, filed 2/27/14, effective 3/30/14. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.65
RCW. WSR 98-04-093, § 16-573-010, filed 2/4/98, effective 6/1/98.]