.03 Certification of Nurseries.

A. A nursery producing nursery stock for distribution, exchange, or sale shall hold a valid Nursery Inspection Certificate for each sales location.

B. Requirements for Certification. An applicant must fulfill the following requirements for certification:

(1) Make application to the Department on forms provided by the Department;

(2) Furnish an affidavit attesting to the number of acres, or part of an acre, devoted to the production or maintenance of nursery stock;

(3) Pay annual fees as specified in Regulation .06A, of this chapter, at the time of application for, or renewal of, a certificate;

(4) Provide access for the inspection of all nursery stock;

(5) Follow appropriate cultural practices such that an adequate inspection of the nursery stock can be made;

(6) Provide a suitable means of identifying similar blocks of nursery stock, as required by the Department;

(7) Keep nursery stock free of plant pests;

(8) Furnish a list of his suppliers of nursery stock.

C. A nursery will be assigned a permanent certification number at the time all requirements for certification have been met and the original Nursery Inspection Certificate is issued. Unless sooner revoked, a certificate is valid for a year beginning January 1, or date of issuance, and ending December 31.

D. A certificate is not transferable.

E. Nursery inspection certificates will be renewed annually upon meeting all requirements as outlined in this regulation.