WSR 02-08-078

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed April 3, 2002, 9:51 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Funding of a department professional employee supporting the Commodity Commission program.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: ESHB 2688, Section 7 (1)(c), Section 44(3), and sections 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, and 78.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The rules will provide for a method to fund staff support for all commodity boards and commissions as authorized under ESHB 2688.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: The department will work with a workgroup representing commodity commissions to develop a rule proposal.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Deborah Anderson, Commodity Commission Coordinator, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 902-2043, e-mail wsdarulescomments@agr.wa.gov.

April 3, 2002

William E. Brookreson

Acting Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office