Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Puget Sound Salmon Commission Marketing Order, chapter 16-585 WAC.
Hearing Location(s): Nordby Conference Center, Fishermen's Terminal, 1711 West Nickerson Street, Seattle, WA, on January 15, 2005, at 10:00 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: June 3, 2005.
Submit Written Comments to: Lynn Briscoe, Commodity Commission Coordinator, Washington State Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560, e-mail email@example.com, fax (360) 902-2092, by January 18, 2005, 5:00 p.m.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Rochelle Painter at (360) 902-2060, by January 7, 2005, TTY (360) 902-1996.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: During past legislative sessions, significant amendments were made to the Puget Sound Salmon Commission's enabling statute, chapter 15.65 RCW. The statutory changes prompted the proposed amendments to chapter 16-585 WAC. The proposed amendments expand the commission's policy and purpose statements, update the definitions, update the commission member selection process, add additional power and duties to benefit the industry, update meeting and administrative procedures, and expand the commission's information and education role. These proposed amendments are intended to achieve consistency with the statute, as well as, improve the readability and clarity of the marketing order. The following marketing order sections are affected by the proposed amendments: New sections WAC 16-585-005 Marketing order for Puget Sound gillnet salmon -- Policy statement and 16-585-006 Marketing order purposes; amending WAC 16-585-010 Definitions, 16-585-020 Puget Sound salmon commodity board, 16-585-040 Assessments and collections, 16-585-050 Time -- Place -- Method for payment and collection of assessments -- Landing reports, 16-585-060 Obligations of the board and 16-585-070 Termination of this order; and repealing WAC 16-585-030 Marketing order purposes.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: The proposed amendments are intended to make the marketing order consistent with the Commodity Commission enabling statute, chapter 15.65 RCW, and to implement the petition received from the Puget Sound Salmon Commission in accordance with RCW 15.65.050.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 15.65.047 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 15.65 RCW.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Agency Comments or Recommendations, if any, as to Statutory Language, Implementation, Enforcement, and Fiscal Matters: Any rule proposal that results from this rule-making process will not be adopted unless the proposed rules are also approved in a referendum of affected Puget Sound gillnet salmon producers pursuant to chapter 15.65 RCW.
Name of Proponent: Puget Sound Salmon Commission, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Lynn Briscoe, Olympia, Washington, (360) 902-2043; Implementation and Enforcement: Puget Sound Salmon Commission, Seattle, Washington, (206) 595-8734 and Department of Agriculture, Olympia, Washington, (360) 902-2043.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Any adoption of amendments to chapter 16-585 WAC would ultimately be determined by a referendum vote of the affected parties. A formal small business economic impact statement under chapter 19.85 RCW is not required because of the exemption granted in RCW 15.65.570(2).
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The Department of Agriculture and the Puget Sound Salmon Commission are not named agencies in RCW 34.05.328 (5)(a)(i).
November 30, 2004
William E. Brookreson
WAC 16-585-005 Marketing order for Puget Sound gillnet salmon -- Policy statement. (1) The marketing of Puget Sound gillnet salmon within this state is in the public interest. It is vital to the continued economic well-being of the citizens of this state and their general welfare that Puget Sound gillnet salmon be properly promoted by:
(a) Enabling producers of Puget Sound gillnet salmon to help themselves in establishing orderly, fair, sound, efficient, and unhampered marketing, grading, and standardizing of the Puget Sound gillnet salmon they produce; and
(b) Working towards stabilizing the agricultural industry by increasing consumption of Puget Sound gillnet salmon within the state, the nation, and internationally.
(2) That it is in the overriding public interest that support for the Puget Sound gillnet salmon industry be clearly expressed, that adequate protection be given to the industry and its activities and operations, and that Puget Sound gillnet salmon be promoted individually and as part of a comprehensive agricultural industry to:
(a) Enhance the reputation and image of Puget Sound gillnet salmon.
(b) Increase the sale and use of Puget Sound gillnet salmon in local, domestic, and foreign markets.
(c) Protect the public by educating the public in reference to the quality, care, and methods used in the production of Puget Sound gillnet salmon.
(d) Increase the knowledge of the health-giving qualities and dietetic value of Puget Sound gillnet salmon and products.
(e) Support and engage in programs or activities that benefit the production, harvesting, handling, processing, marketing, and uses of Puget Sound gillnet salmon produced in Washington state.
(3) The director is authorized to implement, administer, and enforce chapter 15.65 RCW through the adoption of this marketing order.
(4) The Washington state Puget Sound salmon commodity board exists primarily for the benefit of the people of the state of Washington and its economy, and with oversight by the director, the board is authorized to speak on behalf of Washington state government with regard to Puget Sound gillnet salmon under the provisions of this marketing order.
(1) Establish plans and conduct programs for marketing, labeling, sales, promotion, public relations, and consumer education, or other programs for maintaining present markets or creating new or larger markets for commercially harvested Puget Sound gillnet salmon and salmon products. Such programs shall be directed toward increasing the sale, improving the markets, or promoting Puget Sound gillnet salmon and salmon products without reference to any particular brand or trade name and shall neither make use of false or unwarranted claims on behalf of commercial Puget Sound gillnet salmon products nor disparage the quality, value, sale, or use of any other agricultural commodity. The board may also engage in cooperative efforts in the domestic or foreign marketing of Puget Sound gillnet salmon.
(2) Provide for research in the production, transportation, handling, management, harvest, harvest management, harvest selectivity, harvest regulation or proposed regulation, protection against harvest impact on habitat or other species, processing or marketing of commercial Puget Sound gillnet salmon products and expend the necessary funds for such purposes. Insofar as practicable, such research shall be carried on by experiment stations of Washington State University or the University of Washington, but if in the judgment of the board, said experiment stations do not have the facilities for a particular project or if some other research agency has better facilities therefore, the project may be carried out by other research agencies selected by the board.
(3) Conduct programs for the purpose of providing information and education including:
(a) Marketing information and services for affected producers of Puget Sound gillnet salmon for the verification of grades, standards, weights, tests, and sampling of quality and quantity of Puget Sound gillnet salmon purchased by handlers from affected producers.
(b) Information and services enabling affected producers to meet their resource conservation objectives.
(c) Puget Sound gillnet salmon-related education and training.
(4) Investigate and take necessary action to prevent unfair trade practices and to correct where possible, trade practices which hinder marketing of Puget Sound gillnet salmon products.
(5) Allocation of assessments collected from affected producers shall be made by the board using the following formula:
(a) All operating costs will be borne by all affected producers.
(b) All programs, plans, research, and marketing deemed by the board to be in the collective best interest of all affected producers, regardless of Puget Sound gillnet salmon or salmon product produced, will be borne by all affected producers.
(6) Subject to the provisions of the act, provide information and communicate on matters pertaining to the production, processing, transportation, marketing, or uses of Puget Sound gillnet salmon produced in Washington state to any elected official or officer or employee of any agency.
(7) The director shall approve any plan, programs, and projects concerning:
(a) The establishment, issuance, effectuation, and administration of programs authorized under this section for marketing and promotion of Puget Sound gillnet salmon.
(b) The establishment and effectuation of market research projects, market development projects, or both to the end that marketing and utilization of the affected commodity may be encouraged, expanded, or made more efficient.
(1) "Act" means the Washington Agricultural ((
Act of 1961)) Commodity Boards Act or chapter 15.65 RCW.
(2) "Affected area" means Western Washington.
(3) "Affected commodity" means ((
pursuant to Washington, Puget Sound commercial salmon gillnet
license or with gear now or hereafter lawfully permitted for
use pursuant to Puget Sound commercial salmon gillnet
licenses)) commercial quantities of Puget Sound gillnet
(4) "Affected producer" means any person who is a
commercial harvester of commercial quantities of Puget Sound
gillnet salmon ((
taken pursuant to Washington state Puget
Sound commercial salmon gillnet license or with gear lawfully
permitted for use pursuant to Puget Sound commercial salmon
gillnet licenses in the waters of the state of Washington in
areas lawfully permitted for such licenses, including in and
adjacent to the areas of Puget Sound, the San Juan Islands,
Georgia Strait, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca east of Cape
(5) "Commercial quantity" means any Puget Sound gillnet
salmon produced ((
by an affected producer which producer
produces an annual quantity greater than zero and sufficient
for sale and entry into the stream of commerce for salmon))
"Commission" means the Puget Sound salmon
commission formed pursuant to this order.
(7))) "Department" means the department of agriculture of the state of Washington.
(8))) (7) "Director" means the director of agriculture
of the state of Washington or (( the)) his/her duly appointed
(9))) (8) "Fiscal year" means the twelve-month period
beginning with (( January)) July 1 of any year and ending with
(( December 31st)) June 30th, both dates being inclusive.
(10))) (9) "Order" means this marketing order.
(11))) (10) "Person" means any (( person)) individual,
firm, (( association, or)) corporation, limited liability
company, trust, association, partnership, society or any other
organization of individuals, or any unit or agency of local or
(12))) (11) "Production area" means the waters of the
state of Washington in and adjacent to the areas of Puget
Sound, the San Juan Islands, Georgia Strait, and the Strait of
Juan de Fuca east of Cape Flattery (( and)), or other lawful
areas in which fishing is (( lawfully)) permitted pursuant to a
Puget Sound commercial salmon gillnet license.
(13))) (12) "Puget Sound gillnet salmon" means salmon
(( taken)) and salmon products which have been harvested by
affected producers in the (( waters of the state of Washington
in and adjacent to the areas of Puget Sound, the San Juan
Islands, Georgia Strait, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca east
of Cape Flattery, or other lawful area permitted)) production
area pursuant to Puget Sound commercial salmon gillnet license
(( and taken pursuant to Washington state Puget Sound
commercial gillnet license)) or taken with gear lawfully
permitted for use pursuant to Puget Sound commercial salmon
gillnet license. "Puget Sound gillnet salmon" does not
include privately farmed or cultivated salmon or salmon
products nor salmon harvested pursuant to license issued by
the various treaty Indian tribes. Nothing herein shall
prevent the board from engaging in cooperative marketing of
tribal and nontribal salmon.
(14))) (13) "Puget Sound salmon commodity board"
hereinafter referred to as "board" or "commission" means the
commodity board formed under the provisions of this marketing
(15))) (14) "Purchase" means obtain through sale,
exchange, barter, or trade.
(16) "Salmon" means Puget Sound salmon and salmon
products which have been harvested by affected producers as
defined in this marketing order. "Salmon" does not include
privately farmed or cultivated salmon or salmon products nor
salmon harvested pursuant to license issued by the various
Treaty Indian Tribes. Nothing herein shall prevent the board
from engaging in cooperative marketing of tribal and nontribal
(17))) (15) "Sell" includes offer for sale, expose for sale, have in possession for sale, exchange, barter, or trade, whether directly or through agents.
(18))) (16) "Handler" or "processor" shall mean those
who purchase, process for market, or otherwise obtain from
affected producers the affected commodity for further handling
or sale in the course of commerce. "Handler" and "processor"
includes those who (( catch)) commercially harvest and then
obtain from themselves, process, or further handle for
subsequent direct sale to the public the affected commodity
after having themselves produced that commodity as affected
producers. "Handler" does not include a common carrier used
to transport an agricultural commodity. "To handle" means to
act as a handler.
(19))) (17) "Process" means to prepare the affected
commodity or product therefrom by filleting, heading, gutting,
canning, cooking, smoking, fermenting, dehydrating, drying or
(20))) (18) "Affected unit" means one pound landed
weight of salmon.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.65.060 and 15.65.180. 02-14-091, § 16-585-010, filed 7/1/02, effective 8/1/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.65.050 and chapter 16.65 WAC [15.65 RCW]. 95-15-102, § 16-585-010, filed 7/19/95, effective 8/19/95.]
(2) Board membership. The board shall consist of seven
members, six of whom shall be affected producers appointed or
elected as provided in this section. The director shall
appoint one additional member to the board who is not an
affected producer to represent the ((
department and the
general public)) director. The position representing the
director shall be a voting member.
(a) Director-appointed affected producer positions on the board shall be designated as position one, position two, and position three.
(b) Elected affected producer positions on the board shall be designated as position four, position five, and position six.
(c) The position representing the director who is not an affected producer shall be designated as position seven.
(3) Qualifications for board membership. The producer
members of the board ((
shall)) must be practical producers of
the affected commodity and (( shall)) must be a citizen(( s))
and resident(( s)) of this state, over the age of
(( twenty-five)) eighteen years(( , each of whom is and has)).
Each affected producer board member must be and have been
actually engaged in producing such commodity within the state
of Washington for a period of five years and has during that
period derived a substantial portion of (( their)) his/her
income therefrom and who is not primarily engaged in business,
directly or indirectly, as a handler or other dealer. The
qualification of members of the board as herein set forth must
continue during their terms of office.
(4) Term of office.
(a) The term of office for members of the board shall be
three years ((
unless the marketing order is terminated
earlier)). One-third of the membership as nearly as possible
shall be appointed or elected each year.
Membership positions on the board shall be
designated numerically as follows: Affected producers shall
have positions one through six and, the member appointed by
the director shall have position seven.
(c))) The term of office for the initial board members shall be as follows:
Positions one and four shall be for one year from the date of first election or until the first subsequent annual election is held.
Positions two and five shall be for two years from the date of first election or until the second subsequent annual election is held.
Positions three and six shall be for three years from the date of first election or until the third subsequent annual election is held.
(c) To accomplish the transition to a commodity board structure where the director appoints a majority of the board members, the names of the currently elected board members in positions one, two, and three shall be forwarded to the director for appointment within thirty days of the effective date of this amended marketing order.
(5) Nominations ((
for election)) of elected or
director-appointed board members. Each year the director
shall call (( for)) a nomination meeting for elected or
director-appointed affected producer board members. (( Such))
The meeting(s) shall be held at least thirty days in advance
of the date set by the director for the election or advisory
vote of board members.
(a) Notice of every ((
such)) nomination meeting shall be
published in a newspaper of general circulation (( in Western
Washington)) within the affected area defined in this
marketing order not less than ten days in advance of the date
of (( such)) the meeting; and, in addition, written notice of
every (( such)) meeting shall be given to all affected
producers according to the list maintained by the (( director
pursuant to RCW 15.65.200)) board pursuant to RCW 15.65.295.
(b) Nonreceipt of notice by any interested person shall not invalidate the proceedings at such nomination meeting.
(c) Any qualified affected producer may be nominated
orally for membership on the board at a nomination meeting.
Nominations may also be made within five days after ((
such)) the meeting by written petition filed with the director
signed by not less than five affected producers (( entitled to
have participated in said meeting)).
(d) If the board moves and the director approves that the
nomination meeting procedure be deleted, the director shall
give notice of the ((
vacancy)) open commission position(s) by
mail to all affected producers. The notice shall call for
nominations in accordance with this marketing order and shall
give the final date for filing nominations which shall not be
less than twenty days after the notice was mailed.
(e) When only one nominee is nominated by the affected
producers for any position ((
on the board the director shall
deem that said nominee satisfies the requirements of the
position and then it shall be deemed that said nominee has
been duly elected)), RCW 15.65.250 shall apply.
(6) Election or advisory vote of board members.
The members of the board shall be elected by secret
mail ballot held during the month of February of each year))
An election or advisory vote shall be conducted by secret
ballot under the supervision of the director. Each affected
producer shall be entitled to one vote.
(b) Elected affected producer members of the board shall
be elected during the month of February of each year by a
majority of the votes cast by the affected producers. ((
affected producer shall be entitled to one vote.
(b))) If a nominee does not receive a majority of the votes on the first ballot, a run-off election shall be held by mail in a similar manner between the two candidates for such position receiving the largest number of votes.
(c) An advisory vote shall be conducted for affected producer board members appointed by the director under the provisions of RCW 15.65.243 during the month of January of each year. The names of the two candidates receiving the most votes in the advisory vote shall be forwarded to the director for potential appointment to the board. In the event there are only two candidates nominated for a board position, an advisory vote may not be held and the candidates' names shall be forwarded to the director for potential appointment.
(d) Notice of every election or advisory vote for board
membership shall be published in a newspaper of general
circulation within the affected area defined in this marketing
order not less than ten days in advance of the date of
such)) the election or advisory vote. Not less than ten
days prior to every election or advisory vote for board
membership, the director shall mail a ballot of the candidates
to each affected producer entitled to vote whose name appears
upon the list (( thereof compiled and)) of such affected
producers maintained by the (( director in accordance with RCW 15.65.200)) board pursuant to RCW 15.65.295. Any other
producer entitled to vote may obtain a ballot by application
to the director upon establishing his/her qualifications.
(e) Nonreceipt of a ballot by any person entitled to vote shall not invalidate the election or advisory vote of a board member.
Removal of board members. A board member may be
removed by a vote of the board if that member fails to attend
any three consecutive meetings of the board, duly noticed.
(8))) Vacancies ((
prior to election)).
(a) In the event of a vacancy on the board in an elected position, the board shall appoint a qualified person to fill the unexpired term. The appointment shall be made at the board's first or second meeting after the position becomes vacant.
(b) In the event of a vacancy in a director-appointed position, the position shall be filled as specified in RCW 15.65.270.
(9))) (8) Quorum. A majority of the members shall
constitute a quorum for the transaction of all business and
the carrying out of all duties of the board.
(10))) (9) Board compensation. No member of the board
shall receive any salary or other compensation, but each
member may be compensated for each day in actual attendance at
or traveling to and from meetings of the board or on special
assignment for the board in accordance with RCW 43.03.230
together with travel expenses in accordance with RCW 43.03.050
and 43.03.060. The board may adopt, by resolution, provisions
for reimbursement of actual travel expenses incurred by
members of the board in carrying out the provisions of this
marketing order pursuant to RCW 15.65.270. A board member
may, in the discretion of the board, serve and be compensated
as an employee of the commission.
(11))) (10) Powers and duties of the board. The board
shall have the following powers and duties:
(a) To administer, enforce, and control the provisions of this order as the designee of the director;
(b) To elect a chairperson and ((
such)) other officers as
it deems advisable;
(c) To employ and discharge at its discretion such
assistance and personnel((
, including attorneys engaged in
private practice of law, subject to the approval and
supervision of the attorney general,)) as the board determines
necessary and proper to carry out the purpose of the order and
to effectuate the policies of the act;
(d) To pay from moneys collected as assessments or
advances thereon the costs arising in connection with the
formulation, issuance, administration, and enforcement of the
order and rules adopted under the order. ((
may be paid by check, draft, or voucher in such form and in
such manner and upon the signature of (( such)) the person as
the board may prescribe;
(e) To reimburse any applicant who has deposited funds with the director in order to defray the costs of formulating the order;
(f) To establish a fund to be deposited in a bank or banks or financial institution or institutions, approved for the deposit of state funds, in which all money received by the board, except the amount of petty cash for each day's needs, not to exceed one hundred dollars, shall be deposited each day;
(g) To keep or cause to be kept in accordance with
accepted standards of good accounting practice, accurate
records of all assessments, disbursements, moneys, and other
financial transactions made and done pursuant to this order. ((
Such)) Records, books, and accounts shall be audited as
provided in the act subject to procedures and methods lawfully
prescribed by the state auditor. (( Such)) Books and accounts
shall be closed as of the last day of each fiscal year. A
copy of (( such)) the audit shall be delivered within thirty
days after the completion thereof to the governor, the
director, the state auditor, and each member of the board;
(h) To require bond of board members and employees of the
board in positions of trust in an amount the board deems
necessary. Premiums for ((
such)) a bond or bonds shall be
paid by the board from assessments collected. (( Such)) A bond
shall not be necessary if any (( such)) board member or
employee is covered by any blanket bond covering officials or
employees of the state of Washington;
(i) To prepare a budget or budgets covering anticipated income and expenses to be incurred in carrying out the provisions of the order during each fiscal year. At least sixty days prior to the beginning of its fiscal year, the board shall prepare and submit to the director for approval its research plan, its commodity-related education and training plan, and its budget;
(j) To establish by resolution, a headquarters which shall continue as such unless and until so changed by the board. All records, books, and minutes of board meetings shall be kept at such headquarters;
(k) To recommend to the director, administrative rules,
orders and amendments thereto for the exercise of ((
her)) the director's power in connection with this marketing
(l) To carry out the provisions of RCW 15.65.510 covering the obtaining of information necessary to effectuate the provisions of this marketing order and the act, along with the necessary authority and procedure for obtaining such information;
(m) To bring actions or proceedings upon joining the director as a party for specific performance, restraint, injunction, or mandatory injunction against any person who violates or refuses to perform the obligations or duties imposed upon the person by the act or this order;
(n) To confer with and cooperate with the legally constituted authorities of other states of the United States for the purpose of obtaining uniformity in the administration of federal and state marketing regulations, licenses, agreements, or orders;
To authorize the members of the commodity board, or
their agents or designees, to participate in federal or state
hearings or other proceedings concerning regulation of the
manufacture, distribution, sale, or use of any pesticide as
defined in RCW 15.38.030(1) or any agricultural chemical which
is of use or potential use in producing the affected
commodity, and may authorize the expenditure of commission
funds for this purpose;
(p))) To carry out any other grant of authority or duty provided designees and not specifically set forth in this section;
(q))) (p) To sue or be sued;
(r))) (q) To borrow money and incur indebtedness;
(r) To work cooperatively with other local, state, and federal agencies; universities; and national organizations for the purposes provided in this order;
(s) To enter into contracts or interagency agreements with any private or public agency, whether federal, state, or local. Personal service contracts must comply with chapter 39.29 RCW;
(t) To accept and expend or retain any gifts, bequests, contributions, or grants from private persons or private and public agencies;
(u) To enter into contracts or agreements for research in the production, processing, transportation, marketing, use, or distribution of Puget Sound gillnet salmon;
(v) To retain in emergent situations the services of private legal counsel to conduct legal actions on behalf of the commission. The retention of a private attorney is subject to review by the office of the attorney general;
(w) To engage in appropriate fund-raising activities for the purpose of supporting activities authorized by this marketing order;
(x) To participate in international, federal, state, and local hearings, meetings, and other proceedings relating to the production, manufacture, regulation, transportation, distribution, sale, or use of Puget Sound gillnet salmon including activities authorized under RCW 42.17.190, including the reporting of those activities to the public disclosure commission;
(y) To maintain a list of the names and addresses of affected producers that may be compiled from information used to collect assessments under the provisions of this marketing order and data on the value of each affected producer's production for a minimum three-year period pursuant to RCW 15.65.280;
(z) To maintain a list of the names and addresses of persons who handle Puget Sound gillnet salmon within the affected area and data on the amount and value of the Puget Sound gillnet salmon handled for a minimum three-year period by each person pursuant to RCW 15.65.280;
(aa) To maintain a list of names and addresses of all affected persons who produce Puget Sound gillnet salmon and the amount, by unit, of Puget Sound gillnet salmon produced during the past three years pursuant to RCW 15.65.295;
(bb) To maintain a list of all persons who handle Puget Sound gillnet salmon and the amount of Puget Sound gillnet salmon handled by each person during the past three years pursuant to RCW 15.65.295;
(cc) To establish a foundation using commission funds as grant money for the purposes established in this marketing order pursuant to RCW 15.65.043.
(12))) (11) Procedures for board.
(a) The board shall hold regular meetings, at least semiannually, and such meetings shall be held in accordance with chapter 42.30 RCW (Open Public Meetings Act). Notice of the time and place of regular meetings shall be published on or before January of each year in the Washington State Register. Notice of any change to the meeting schedule shall be published in the state register at least twenty days prior to the rescheduled meeting date.
(b) The board shall hold an annual membership meeting, at which time an annual report will be presented. The proposed budget shall be presented for discussion at the meeting. Notice of the annual meeting shall be given by the board at least ten days prior to the meeting by written notice to each producer and by notifying the regular news media.
(c) The board shall establish by resolution, the time, place, and manner of calling special meetings of the board with reasonable notice to the board members and affected producers. Notice for special meetings shall be in compliance with chapter 42.30 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.65.060 and 15.65.180. 02-14-091, § 16-585-020, filed 7/1/02, effective 8/1/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.65.050 and chapter 16.65 WAC [15.65 RCW]. 95-15-102, § 16-585-020, filed 7/19/95, effective 8/19/95.]
(2) For the purpose of collecting assessments, the board
may require the person subject to the assessment or the person
responsible for collection of producer assessments to give
adequate assurance or security for its collection ((
For the purpose of assuring and verifying
compliance with the recordkeeping and reporting requirements
of this order and the act, the director and the board through
its duly authorized employees, shall have access to and the
authority to audit and examine such records.)) All persons
subject to the provisions of this marketing order shall make
and render reports and furnish information to the director or
the board as required under the act or this marketing order.
Any financial and commercial information and records obtained
by the director or commission are exempt from public
disclosure under the provisions of RCW 15.65.203 and
42.17.31907, but shall not be disclosed to any other person
save to a person with like right to obtain the same or any
attorney employed by the director or the commission to give
legal advice thereon or by court order.
All reports and records furnished or submitted by
producers, handlers or processors to, or obtained by, the
board or employees of the board which contain data or
information constituting a trade secret or disclosing the
trade position, financial condition, or business operations of
the particular producer or handler or processor from whom
received, shall be treated as confidential, and the reports
shall not be disclosed to board members and shall at all times
be kept in the custody and under the control of one or more
employees of the board who shall not disclose such information
to any person other than the director, or his authorized
agents. Disclosure of compilations of general reports from
data and information submitted by producers is authorized
subject to the prohibition of revealing individual producers'
or handlers' identities or operations.)) For the purpose of
assuring and verifying compliance with the recordkeeping and
reporting requirements of this order and the act, the director
and the board through its duly authorized employees, shall
have access to and the authority to audit and examine such
reports or information.
(5) Any moneys collected or received by the board
pursuant to the provisions of this marketing order during or
with respect to any year, may be refunded on a pro rata basis
at the close of ((
such)) each year or at the close of (( such))
a period as the board determines to be reasonably adapted to
effectuate the declared policies of the act and the purposes
of this marketing order, to all persons from whom such moneys
were collected or received or may be carried over into and
used with respect to the next succeeding year.
(6) Any due and payable assessment herein levied in
such)) a specified amount as provided under the act and this
marketing order and any assessment which is required hereunder
to be collected, shall constitute a personal debt of every
person so assessed, responsible for collection, or who
otherwise owes the same, and the same shall be due and payable
to the board when payment is called for by it. In the event
any person fails to pay the board the full amount of (( such))
assessment or (( such)) other sum on or before the date due,
the board may, and is hereby authorized to, add to (( such))
the unpaid assessment or sum an amount not exceeding ten
percent of the same to defray the cost of enforcing the
collecting of the (( same)) unpaid assessment. In the event of
failure of (( such)) a person or persons to pay any (( such))
due and payable assessment or other (( such)) sum, the board
may bring a civil action against (( such)) a person or persons
in a state court of competent jurisdiction for the collection
thereof, together with the above specified ten percent plus
the costs and expenses of suit and a reasonable attorney's fee
therein, and (( such)) the action shall be tried and judgment
rendered as in any other cause of action for debt due and
(7) Assessments may, with the ((
concurrence)) consent of
the affected producer, be collected prospectively.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.65.050 and chapter 16.65 WAC [15.65 RCW]. 95-15-102, § 16-585-040, filed 7/19/95, effective 8/19/95.]
(1) At the time of Puget Sound gillnet salmon landing,
first sale ((
and/))or completion of a Washington department of
fish and wildlife landing receipt (fish ticket), the producer
shall pay and the handler shall collect and deduct from the
price paid to the producer the producer's two percent
assessment on the landed value of the Puget Sound gillnet
salmon. This collection and deduction shall be accurately
reported on the fish ticket.
(2) No later than thirty days from the last day of any month in which any Puget Sound gillnet salmon has been obtained by a handler, each such handler shall:
(a) Remit to the board all sums required to be collected and deducted from affected producers upon their landings during that month for a total of two percent of the landed value of Puget Sound gillnet salmon obtained by that handler during that month.
(b) Provide to the board with such remittance a report indicating the full name, address, and commercial salmon fishing license number of each affected producer from whom the said handler has purchased or obtained affected commodity during the said month and for each such affected producer, indicate the landed value of the Puget Sound gillnet salmon purchased or obtained, and the amount of the producer's two percent assessment which has been collected from that producer.
(3) The board may require cold storage facilities storing Puget Sound gillnet salmon to file with the board information and reports regarding the amount of the affected commodity in storage, the date of receipt, and the name, address, and commercial salmon fishing license number of each such owner, and may require that such Puget Sound gillnet salmon not be shipped from a cold storage facility until the facility has been notified by the commission that the commodity owner has paid the commission for any assessments imposed by this marketing order.
(4) All assessments due from affected producers under this order shall be payable at the time of completion of a Washington department of fish and wildlife landing receipt (fish ticket) and shall be paid by the producer and collected by the handler at that time and shall be remitted to the board as provided in this order.
(5) Producer-handlers shall pay the producer assessments and shall fulfill all the responsibilities of handlers and producers under this order including the collection, recordkeeping, reporting, and remittance of assessments.
(6) When, in the judgment of the board, a particular handler or producer-handler has demonstrated its unreliability to make the collection or remittance of the producer assessments called for in this order, the board may require that said handler or producer-handler not transport, carry, ship, sell, market or otherwise handle or dispose of any of the affected commodity until every due and payable assessment provided for under this order has been paid to the board and the receipt issued.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.65.050 and chapter 16.65 WAC [15.65 RCW]. 95-15-102, § 16-585-050, filed 7/19/95, effective 8/19/95.]
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.65.050 and chapter 16.65 WAC [15.65 RCW]. 95-15-102, § 16-585-060, filed 7/19/95, effective 8/19/95.]
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.65.050 and chapter 16.65 WAC [15.65 RCW]. 95-15-102, § 16-585-070, filed 7/19/95, effective 8/19/95.]
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
|WAC 16-585-030||Marketing order purposes.|