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Subject 40-14-5 LEAF TOBACCO WAREHOUSES

Rule 40-14-5-.01 Physical Standards in Auction Warehouses

(1) All buildings or enclosures used as warehouses in this State for the storage and sale of leaf tobacco shall comply with the following physical standards:
(a) Lighting in such premises shall be adequate for the proper and efficient inspection and examination of tobacco by graders and purchasers, and such lighting shall be equally and evenly distributed throughout the building.
(b) Adequate sanitary facilities and toilets shall be provided on such premises, and shall be kept in a clean and sanitary condition. Separate facilities shall be ma intained for each sex.
(c) Reasonable ingress and egress to warehouse premises shall be provided for purchasers and producers alike
(d) The roof, floor, walls, and doors of such premises shall be maintained in good repair for the protection of tobacco and to provide for the safety of persons upon the warehouse premises.
(e) Any condition of the warehouse building or enclosure which presents a hazard to tobacco stored or held, or which jeopardizes the safety or welfare of persons upon the premises shall be immediately abated and corrected, and such correction shall be subject to approval of an authorized representative of the Commissioner.