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RULE §10.5Application for Field Inspection

(a) Applications must be made on forms obtained from the Seed Quality Program. The application fee must be submitted along with specific acreage inspection fees. The acreage inspection fee will be refunded if the application is canceled in time to save an inspector making a trip to the field.

(b) A late fee of $100 will be assessed and must be paid for each field on which certification is requested after the deadline date established for each specific crop. Applications will not be accepted if it can be determined by the certifying agency that the crop is too far advanced in development to allow satisfactory inspection.

(c) Applicants must furnish, with the application, a certification label, analysis label, and a copy of the stock purchase invoice from the seller showing the kind and variety, certification class, quantity, and the date of transaction for each lot of seed to be increased. Provided, however, a copy of the stock purchase invoice need not be furnished with the application when eligible production for certification increase is planted back by the producer. The applicant must also submit a map with scale of at least one inch = two miles, showing exact location of each field for which inspection is requested. Each field must be identified by a field identification number on a sign or stake at a point of common entry.

(d) Unless otherwise specified when two or more seed crops are produced during the year from the same stand, a separate application and field inspection fee must be filed for each crop, and each crop must be inspected in accordance with the specific crop standards. When application is made for inspection of other than the first crop, it should be so identified on the application form, i.e., "second crop, third crop."

(e) The applicant may request reinspection of a rejected field provided the cause for rejection can be corrected and provided the applicant resubmits an inspection fee for the acreage involved. In no case will the reinspection fee be less than $100. Request for reinspection of a rejected field will not be accepted if it can be determined that the inspector will not be able to visit the field in sufficient time before harvest to make a satisfactory inspection.

Source Note: The provisions of this §10.5 adopted to be effective September 2, 1996, 21 TexReg 7955; amended to be effective February 28, 2002 27 TexReg 1316; amended to be effective September 1, 2003, 28 TexReg 7346; amended to be effective September 1, 2011, 36 TexReg 5348; amended to be effective January 1, 2016, 40 TexReg 9619

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