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(1)  For purposes of implementing ARM 4.12.1320 and 4.12.1321, the department hereby adopts and incorporates by reference definitions on pages 23 through 25 in the National Plant Board U.S. Domestic Japanese Beetle Harmonization Plan, revised April 22, 1999.   A copy of this document can be obtained from the department at P.O. Box 200201, Helena, MT 59620-0201.   The following additional definitions apply to ARM 4.12.1320 and 4.12.1321:

(a)  "phytosanitary measures" means any statute, rule or procedure having the purpose of preventing the introduction or spread of quarantine pests;

(b)  "quarantine" means a rule, order or other legal instrument duly imposed or enacted by the department to prevent the introduction or spread of various plant pests, or to gain official control thereof;

(c)  "regulated area" is an area into which, within which, and/or from which plants, plant products and other regulated articles are subjected to phytosanitary measures in order to prevent the introduction and/or spread of quarantine pests; and

(d)  "regulated article" means any plant, storage place, conveyance, container or any other object or material capable of harboring or spreading plant pests, and subject to phytosanitary measures.

History: Sec. 80-7-402, MCA; IMP, Sec. 80-7-402, MCA; NEW, 2000 MAR p. 1306, Eff. 5/26/00.

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