WSR 99-12-076

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed May 28, 1999, 9:25 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: May 28, 1999.

Purpose: To raise the assessment on shell eggs sold in intrastate commerce to provide a more adequate level of funding to operate the egg inspection program. Level of assessment to increase from $0.0025 cents per dozen eggs to $0.0026 cents effective June 30, 1999; $0.00268 cents effective July 1, 1999, sold in intrastate commerce.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending chapter 16-108 WAC.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 69.25.250.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 99-07-118 on March 24, 1999.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

May 28, 1999

Jim Jesernig

Director

OTS-2944.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 1878, filed 1/29/86)

WAC 16-108-010
Rate.

A fee of ((two and one half mills)) $0.0026 cents effective June 30, 1999; $0.00268 cents effective July 1, 1999, per dozen eggs is hereby established for every egg handler or dealer who pays assessments monthly in lieu of seals and for Washington state egg seals and facsimile type Washington state egg seals imprinted on egg containers.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 69.25.250.  86-04-027 (Order 1878), 16-108-010, filed 1/29/86.  Statutory Authority: Chapter 69.25 RCW.  84-11-019 (Order 1824), 16-108-010, filed 5/11/84; Order 1489, 16-108-010, filed 1/31/77, effective 3/7/77; Order 1479, 16-108-010, filed 8/18/76; Order 895, Regulation 1, filed 9/26/62; Order 784, Regulation 1, effective 4/1/59.]

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