Or. Admin. R. 603-050-0215 - Special Requirements and Standards for Apples

(1) In order to obtain certification and allow for the use of official identification, all apple varieties shall:
(a) Be placed in controlled atmosphere storage, wherein the oxygen content has been reduced to not more than five percent within 20 days after sealing;
(b) Be retained in such controlled atmosphere storage for a period of not less than 60 days; except Gala and Jonagold varieties which shall be retained in such controlled atmosphere storage for a period of not less than 45 days; and
(c) Meet the Condition Standards for Export established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as set forth in 7 CFR Section 51.323.
(2) In addition to the conditions set forth in section (1) of this rule, standard and Delicious apple varieties shall be placed in the controlled atmosphere storage on or before December 15 of the registration year.
(3) Prior to certification, the Department may make such investigations and examinations as necessary in order to assure compliance with the conditions described in sections (1) and (2) of this rule.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 603-050-0215
AD 19-1977, f. & ef. 10-5-77; AD 10-1995, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-95; DOA 19-1999, f. & cert. ef. 8-27-99

Publications: The publications referenced in this rule are available for review at the agency.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 561 & ORS 632

Stats. Implemented: ORS 632.460 & ORS 632.905

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