§ 93.3. Certification and sealing procedures.
(a) Within 20 days following the sealing of a room for the purpose of controlled atmosphere storage, the owner or operator of the facility shall request from the Department official certification of the storage facility conditions. The request shall specify the date of sealing, the registration number of the room and the number of bushels of each variety of fruit contained.
(b) After receipt of the request, the Department will insure that the atmospheric contents of the sealed room are measured. When it is determined that the oxygen contents of the room have been reduced to 5% or less within 20 days after sealing of the room, an official seal shall be affixed to the door of the room.
(c) The officially sealed room may not thereafter be entered during the required 90-day storage period except to make necessary repairs to maintain the required atmospheric conditions, in which event the Department shall be notified of the entry within 48 hours, and the room will be resealed by the Department.
(d) At approximately 90 days after the official sealing of a room, the Department will recheck the atmospheric contents and the records maintained, and shall issue a memorandum showing compliance, or failure to comply, with the requirements in § 93.4 (relating to atmospheric and temperature conditions).
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