The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. (1) Certified Inspector--An employee of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department or the Texas A&M Sea Grant College Program who has satisfactorily completed a department approved course in clinical analysis of shellfish. (2) Clinical Analysis Checklist--An inspection form provided by the department specifying sampling protocols and listing certain characteristics which may constitute manifestations of disease. (3) Disease--Contagious pathogens or injurious parasites which may be a threat to the health of natural populations of aquatic organisms. (4) Disease-Free--A status based on the results of an examination conducted by a department approved shellfish disease specialist that certifies a group of aquatic organisms as being free of disease.
(5) Immediately--Without delay; with no intervening span of time. (6) Manifestations of disease--Manifestations of disease include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following: heavy or unusual predator activity, empty guts, emaciation, rostral deformity, digestive gland atrophy or necrosis, gross pathology of shell or underlying skin typical of viral infection, fragile or atypically soft shell, gill fouling, or gill discoloration. (7) Private facility--A pond, tank, cage or other structure capable of holding native shellfish in confinement wholly within or on private land or water or wholly within or on permitted public land or water. (8) Quarantine condition--Confinement of native penaeid shrimp such that neither the shrimp nor the water in which they are or were maintained comes into contact with other fish or shellfish. (9) Waste--Waste shall have the same meaning as in Chapter
26, §26.001(6) of the Texas Water Code. (10) Water in the state--Water in the state shall have the same meaning as in Chapter 26, §26.001(5) of the Texas Water Code.