Arizona Revised Statutes § 3-210 Destruction Of Infected Shipments

3-210. Destruction of infected shipments

A. When a shipment of any plant, plant product, soil or other thing imported or brought into the state is found to be infested by or to harbor insects, noxious weeds or other pests dangerous to the interests of the state, the director shall notify, in writing, the shipper, consignee or owner, and shall require the shipper, consignee or owner, at the owner's option, immediately to reship from the state, treat or destroy the plant or other thing in whole or in part as the director deems necessary, at the owner's expense. If the shipper, consignee or owner neglects or refuses to reship from the state or treat or destroy the infested shipment the director shall order the infested shipment to be destroyed.

B. A shipper, consignee or owner of any plant, plant product, soil or other thing that is subject to this section may request a hearing pursuant to title 41, chapter 6, article 10, but the request for a hearing shall not stay necessary treatment action under this section.

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