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SECTION 33-1101
Petition for protection of a grape growing area
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 33, TITLE 11
§ 33-1101. Petition for protection of a grape growing area.

1. The requirements for a petition for protection of a grape growing
area are as follows:

a. The petition must be in a form prescribed by the commissioner;

b. The petition must be signed by ten or more grape growers in the
same or contiguous towns in the state;

c. The petition must allege that the use of 2,4-D (2,4
Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid), 2,4-5-T (Trichlorophenoxyacetic acid) or
MCP (2 Methyl, 4 Chlorophenoxyacetic acid) in proximity to grape
vineyards or crops of grapes described in the petition has proved
harmful to the development of grapevines or the grape crop in the
affected area in the same or any prior year; and

d. The petition must request that the use of such chemical substances
be prohibited or restricted within the affected area.

2. In counting the required number of petitioners, joint tenants or
tenants by the entireties shall be counted as one signer.

3. The commissioner shall ascertain whether at least ten of the
signers of the petition are grape growers and owners of grape vineyards
within the affected area.