WSR 99-12-123

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed June 2, 1999, 11:03 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 16-144 WAC, Processing frozen desserts.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 15.36.021 and 69.04.398(3).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Scheduled for review under executive order requiring review of rules currently in effect.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Local FDA office will be involved in review of rule through membership in Food Safety Advisory Committee (FSAC) and Dairy Inspection Advisory Committee (DIPAC).

Process for Developing New Rule: Rule amendments proposed will be submitted for review and comment of Food Safety Advisory Committee (FSAC) and Dairy Inspection Program Advisory Committee (DIPAC) and frozen dessert processors.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Verne E. Hedlund, 1111 Washington Street, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560, phone (360) 902-1860, fax (360) 902-2087.

June 2, 1999

Candace A. Jacobs, DVM

Assistant Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office