(1)  When the department has reasonable cause to believe any lot of certified NWSFF is in violation of this chapter or a rule adopted by the department, it may issue and enforce a written order requiring the person holding the forage not to sell, use or remove it in any manner until written permission is given by the department. The department shall release the order when the provisions of the act and rules have been met. If compliance is not obtained within 30 days, the department may begin proceedings for condemnation. The disposition of the forage may not be ordered by the department without first giving the owner or person from whom the forage was seized an opportunity to apply to the department for release of the forage or for permission to process or bring it into compliance with this chapter, and an opportunity to contest any such order under the provisions of 80-7-910(2)  , MCA.

History: 80-7-909, MCA; IMP, 80-7-911, MCA; NEW, 1996 MAR p. 1361, Eff. 5/24/96.