A. Nursery stock infested or infected with a plant pest (See Regulation .12AB of this chapter) shall be ordered treated or destroyed.
B. The owner, tenant, or person in charge of nursery stock covered by a treatment order shall:
(1) Learn from the inspector of suitable techniques for control of the pests;
(2) Have the nursery stock treated; and
(3) Inform the inspector in writing when pests have been controlled.
C. If a suitable control technique is not available, or if control is not obtained, or if the owner, tenant, or person in charge of the nursery stock fails to comply with a treatment order, nursery stock shall be destroyed by the owner in a manner approved and supervised by the Department.
D. If the owner, tenant, or person in charge refuses or fails to comply with the destruction order, the:
(1) Department shall seize, destroy, or treat the infested or infected nursery stock; and
(2) Owner shall pay costs.