WSR 04-24-015

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed November 22, 2004, 11:56 a.m. , effective December 23, 2004 ]


Purpose: The department is adopting recent changes to the national organic standards. The final federal rules amend the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (national list) to reflect recommendations submitted to the secretary by the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). Consistent with the NOSB recommendations, the final federal rule adds fourteen substances to the national list along with any restrictive annotations. Also, the final federal rule revises the annotations of three substances and makes eight technical revisions.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 16-157-020.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 15.86 RCW.

Other Authority: Chapter 34.05 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-16-092 on August 3, 2004.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: November 22, 2004.

Mary A. Martin Toohey

Acting Director

for Valoria H. Loveland

Director

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 03-03-044, filed 1/10/03, effective 2/10/03)

WAC 16-157-020   Adoption of the National Organic Program.   The 2001 National Organic Program final rule, 7 CFR Part 205, effective ((April 21, 2001)) November 3, 2003, is adopted by reference as Washington state standards for the production and handling of organic crops, livestock and processed food products. The ((2001)) National Organic Program final rule may be obtained from the department.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.86 RCW. 03-03-044, 16-157-020, filed 1/10/03, effective 2/10/03; 02-10-090, 16-157-020, filed 4/29/02, effective 5/30/02.]

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