Maine Revised Statutes

§2352. Responsibility of the commissioner

The commissioner may institute such pest control survey programs as he deems essential to the welfare of the industry. He may, in conjunction with the Maine Agricultural Experiment Station, and other public and private agencies, and in a manner consistent with the Maine Administrative Procedure Act, Title 5, chapter 375, designate by rule those potato pests and diseases which pose a threat to the Maine potato industry, and by rule provide for the inspection, seizure, destruction or other deposition of any seed, plant, culls or other materials within the State whenever he finds such materials to be infested, or are reasonably believed to be infested, with any designated pest or disease, and further provide for the disinfection of any vehicle or other conveyance so infested. [1983, c. 565, §8 (NEW).]

1983, c. 565, §8 (NEW).