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RULE §22.1Definitions

In addition to the definitions set out in the Texas Agriculture Code, §71.041, the following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

  (1) Beneficial organism--Any pathogen, arthropod, or other biological organism that is a predator, parasite, or pathogen of a plant pest and which causes only minor or incidental damage, if any, to nursery products and/or floral items subject to regulation under the Texas Agriculture Code, Chapter 71.

  (2) Distribute--Offer for sale, hold for sale, sell, barter, or supply.

  (3) Event permit--A registration issued by the department for the operation of a business holding a valid registration certificate for the purpose of selling nursery products and/or floral items at a temporary location, during any portion of a 24 hour period.

  (4) Integrated pest management plan--A department-approved plan for the management of plant pests during plant production.

  (5) Plant pest--Any pathogen, arthropod, or other non-vertebrate biological organism that is detrimental to plants or plant products. subject to regulation under the Texas Agriculture Code, Chapter 71.

  (6) Temporary location--A non-permanent location where nursery products and/or floral items are sold, offered for sale or lease, grown for the purpose of sale or lease, or offered as an enticement to promote the sale or lease of other items.

Source Note: The provisions of this §22.1 adopted to be effective September 6, 1996, 21 TexReg 8098; amended to be effective September 9, 2001, 26 TexReg 6661

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