Arizona Revised Statutes § 3-497 Adopting New Or Revised Standards

3-497. Adopting new or revised standards

A. Ten or ten per cent of the producers or shippers of a fruit or vegetable, whichever is less, may petition the supervisor to adopt a standard.

B. Ten or ten per cent, whichever is less, of the producers or shippers of a fruit or vegetable for which a standard has been established by rule may petition the supervisor to modify the standard.

C. Within thirty days after receiving a valid petition, the supervisor, after notifying all other known producers and shippers of the fruit or vegetable, shall hold a public meeting to receive comment on the proposed new standard. Within fifteen days after the meeting the supervisor shall either deny the petition in writing stating the reasons for denial or initiate rule making proceedings.

D. This section does not apply to any commodity that is exempt from standardization under section 3-491.

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