DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
[Filed June 27, 1997, 4:55 p.m.]
The Following Sections are Proposed for Expedited Repeal: WAC 16-34-001, 16-34-010, 16-34-020, 16-34-030, 16-34-040 (Dead animals, packing house offal, meat market scraps--Transportation and disposal); WAC 16-46-001, 16-46-005, 16-46-020, 16-46-030, 16-46-035, 16-46-040, 16-46-045, 16-46-070 (Domestic and imported animal semen); and WAC 16-50-001, 16-50-010, 16-50-020 (Importation of mink).
Rules Proposed for Expedited Repeal Meet the Following Criteria: Rule is no longer necessary because of changed circumstances; and other rules of the agency or of another agency govern the same activity as the rule, making the rule redundant.
Any person who objects to the repeal of the rule must file a written objection to the repeal within thirty days after publication of this preproposal statement of inquiry.
Address Your Objection to: Dannie McQueen, Rules Coordinator, Washington State Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560, (360) 902-1809.
Reason the Expedited Repeal of the Rule is Appropriate: Chapter 16-34 WAC, Dead animals, packing house offal, meat market scraps--Transportation and disposal is being repealed, as the statute that it is promulgated under chapter 16.68 RCW, is sufficient; chapter 16-46 WAC, Domestic and imported animal semen, is currently managed under industry quality control standards, making this chapter redundant; and chapter 16-50 WAC, Importation of mink, is being repealed because it is duplicative. Provisions covering the importation of mink are covered by chapter 16-54 WAC, Animal importation.
June 19, 1997
Michael L. Donovan
Acting Assistant Director