.04 Plant Dealer License.

A. A plant dealer engaged in the sale or distribution of nursery stock shall hold a valid Plant Dealer License for each sales location.

B. Requirements for Licensure. An applicant must fulfill the following requirements for licensure:

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

(2) Furnish a list of his suppliers of nursery stock;

(3) Maintain records for 1 year of plant acquisitions, including certificate of inspection or another document indicating consignor and state of origin;

(4) Furnish an affidavit attesting to the number of acres, or part of an acre, used as a holding or sales yard for nursery stock;

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

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

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

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

(9) Keep nursery stock free of plant pests.

C. A plant dealer will be assigned a permanent license number at the time all requirements for licensure have been met and the original license is issued. Unless sooner revoked, a license is valid for a year beginning January 1, or date of issuance, and ending December 31.

D. A license is not transferable.

E. Plant dealer licenses will be renewed annually upon meeting all requirements as outlined in this regulation.