15.06.04.02

.02 Definitions.

A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.

B. Terms Defined.

(1) “Commercial entity” means an entity that engages in a plant removal activity for profit.

(2) “Invasive plant” means a terrestrial plant species that:

(a) Did not evolve in the State; and

(b) If introduced within the State, will cause or is likely to cause, as determined by the Secretary:

(i) Economic harm;

(ii) Ecological harm;

(iii) Environmental harm; or

(iv) Harm to human health.

(3) “Off-site” means property other than where the Tier 1 invasive plant exists, including property under the control of the person removing the Tier 1 plant but not contiguous, for example, separated by a road or property owned by another person.

(4) “Tier 1 invasive plant” includes invasive plant species that cause or are likely to cause severe harm within the State.

(5) “Tier 2 invasive plant” includes invasive plant species that cause or are likely to cause substantial negative impact within the State.

(6) “Transport” means when a person moves a Tier 1 invasive plant anywhere within the State, including for transportation or shipment.