(1)“Department” means the Oregon Department of Agriculture.
(2)“Interference” means hindering or impeding an activity or process, which includes, but is not limited to any harassment, unreasonable delay, threat, concealment, deceit, or obstruction.
(3)“Major,” with respect to violations, means an incident, or series of incidents that cause a reasonable probability that serious adverse health consequences or death will occur.
(4)“Minor,” with respect to violations, means an incident, or series of incidents that are not likely to cause adverse health consequences.
(5)“Moderate,” with respect to violations, means an incident, or series of incidents that may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences, or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote.
(6)“Repeat violation” means the recurrence of the same violation for each 24-hour period after a notice of noncompliance or assessment of civil penalty was issued within the preceding three years. It does not include a violation if the previous notice is the subject of a pending appeal or if the notice has been withdrawn or successfully appealed.
(7)“Same,” with respect to violations, means an identical recurrence, exact repetition, or a continuation of a previous violation.
(8)“Violation” means the failure to comply with any requirement of ORS Chapter 603 (Meat Sellers and Slaughterers) or 619 or any rule adopted thereunder.
Rule 603-013-0910 — Definitions,