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Subchapter 002 : SEED STANDARDS(Cite as: 6 V.S.A. § 642)
§ 642. Duties and authority of the Secretary
(a) The Secretary shall enforce and carry out the provisions of this subchapter, including:
(1) Sampling, inspecting, making analysis of, and testing seeds subject to the provisions of this subchapter that are transported, sold, or offered or exposed for sale within the State for sowing purposes. The Secretary shall notify promptly a person who sells, offers, or exposes seeds for sale and, if appropriate, the person who labels or transports seeds, of any violation and seizure of the seeds, or order to cease sale of the seeds under section 643 of this title.
(2) Making or providing for purity and germination tests of seed for farmers and dealers on request and to fix and collect charges for the tests made.
(3) Cooperating with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other agencies in seed law enforcement.
(b) The Secretary shall establish rules to carry out the provisions of this subchapter, including those governing the methods of sampling, inspecting, analyzing, testing, and examining seeds and reasonable standards for seed. (Added 1989, No. 85, § 2; amended 2003, No. 42, § 2, eff. May 27, 2003.)