2011 ORS § 632.600¹
Inspection districts
  • inspection, reinspection and fees

(1) The State Department of Agriculture may designate certain areas as inspection districts and certain cities as inspection points, as necessary for the enforcement of ORS 632.516 (Establishment of grades and standards) to 632.625 (Violation of walnut and filbert law prohibited) and the rules and regulations of the department.

(2) All unshelled walnuts and unshelled filberts shipped out of or into or received in such inspection districts or inspection points in lots of 250 pounds or more shall be inspected by the department in accordance with its rules and regulations. However, no inspection shall be required for such nuts in transit to a processing plant. Not more than one inspection shall be made by the department for any car or lot of unshelled walnuts, or unshelled filberts unless the buyer or seller of the car or lot applies for reinspection and advances the charges for it as provided by the department. Any shipper of unshelled walnuts or unshelled filberts who feels that the grade established on any lot of nuts by any inspector, agent or representative of the department is not a true grade of such lot of unshelled walnuts or unshelled filberts may appeal to the department for a reinspection. However, the department may inspect any lot of less than 250 pounds, if at any time it deems it necessary.

(3) The department may fix, assess and collect or cause to be collected fees for all inspections of unshelled walnuts and unshelled filberts, on a uniform basis, in an amount determined to be reasonable and to cover the cost of its inspections and the enforcement of ORS 632.516 (Establishment of grades and standards) to 632.625 (Violation of walnut and filbert law prohibited). [Amended by 1955 c.239 §7]