Persons who dig or gather collected plants must possess a collected plant certificate. To obtain such a certificate, the collector must submit to the Plant Industry Division an application which states where collected plants are to be obtained. Upon a determination by the Division that the proposed collection of plants will comply with all plant pest quarantine rules in this Chapter, and payment of an annual fee of twenty dollars ($20.00), a collected plant certificate shall be issued. This certificate expires September 30 of each year, but may be revoked sooner for failure to comply with the plant pest quarantine rules in this Chapter. A record of plant collections and sales shall be maintained and shall be made available to any inspector of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture upon request. Nurserymen who also collect plants must have a collected plant certificate in addition to a nursery certificate. This requirement is waived for digging or collection of plants from the National Forest Land on Roan Mountain, Mitchell County, North Carolina.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 106-65.45; 106-65.46; 106-284.18; 106-420;

Eff. January 1, 1985;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2010;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 24, 2019.