24.0409 Inspection and treatment without notice-Occupier’s liability.

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(a) The Director or any person authorized by him may, at any time and without having first served any notice under 24.0407, enter upon any land, whether in a quarantine area or not, to ascertain if there is any banana, plantain, or hemp thereon infected with bunchy top, and may dust, spray or otherwise treat the land or any banana, plantain, or hemp thereon to prevent the spread of bunchy top.

(b) When treatment is carried out on land without notice to the occupier to carry out such treatment, the occupier shall, nevertheless, be liable to pay the costs of such treatment.

History: 1962, PL 7-16.