.14 Importation of Living Insects, Plant Disease Agents and Other Pests.

A. A person may not import into the State any live insect, plant disease agent, or other pest for research, educational, or other purposes unless that importation is authorized by a permit issued by the Department.

B. Applications for permits are furnished by the Department upon request.

C. Permit holders shall comply with the conditions specified on the permit.

D. Any shipment or lot which is not authorized by a valid permit shall be destroyed immediately unless the Secretary determines that the contents of a shipment or lot do not pose any danger to agriculture. If the Secretary issues this determination, a shipment or lot will be held for proper certification or will be returned to its point of origin.