General Requirements and Standards for Controlled Atmosphere Storage
(1)Any person desiring to operate a controlled atmosphere storage shall submit an application therefore to the Department on forms provided by the Department, and containing such information as the Department may prescribe, on or before August 31. The Department shall cause an inspection to be made of the facilities proposed to be utilized for controlled atmosphere storage of apples or pears and, if the application and facilities are approved, shall register and assign to the operator an official identification number which may be validly used for one year thereafter. An operator of an approved controlled atmosphere storage facility may thereafter apply on or before August 31 of subsequent years for annual renewals of the use of such official identification number.
(2)Immediately after sealing a controlled atmosphere storage, the operator thereof shall submit a report on forms prescribed by the Department setting forth:
(a)The date of sealing the storage;
(b)The quantity of loose fruit by variety; and
(c)The quantity of packed fruit by variety.
(3)The operator of a controlled atmosphere storage shall keep daily records of temperature, and of air components as to percentages of carbon dioxide and oxygen, determined from readings taken at least once each day. Such records shall be subject to examination and audit by the Department.
(4)Prior to opening a controlled atmosphere storage, the operator thereof shall notify the Department of his intention to do so, and if so directed by the Department, shall await opening until the Department’s representative is present.
(5)In keeping with ORS 632.475 (Possession of unlabeled, falsely labeled or deceptively packed products) and 632.970 (Misrepresentation of grades and standards for horticultural or agricultural products), the official identification shall only be affixed on containers of any quantity or lot of apples or pears after departmental inspection and certification.
Rule 603-050-0210 — General Requirements and Standards for Controlled Atmosphere Storage,