WSR 05-05-052

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed February 14, 2005, 3:26 p.m. , effective March 17, 2005 ]


Purpose: This rule-making order increases the certification fees for field crops certified by the Washington State Crop Improvement Association by the Office of Financial Management fiscal growth factor of 3.03% for the fiscal year 2005 assuring fees for seed certification services are adequate to cover increases in operating costs.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 16-303-340.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 15.49.310, 15.49.370(3).

Other Authority: Chapter 34.05 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-01-230 on December 22, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: February 14, 2005.

Valoria H. Loveland

Director

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-06-029, filed 2/24/04, effective 3/26/04)

WAC 16-303-340   Seed certification fees for buckwheat, chickpea, field pea, lentil, millet, soybean, sorghum and small grains.   (1) Seed certification fees for buckwheat, chickpea, field pea, lentil, millet, soybean, sorghum and small grains are as follows:

(a) Application fee per variety per grower . . . . . . . . . . . . $((20.66))

21.28

(b) Field inspection fee per acre except millet and hybrid sorghum . . . . . . . . . . . . $((2.86))

2.94

(c) Millet - first acre . . . . . . . . . . . . $((30.73))

31.66

- each additional acre . . . . . . . . . . . . $((6.13))

6.31

(d) Hybrid sorghum - first acre . . . . . . . . . . . . $((30.73))

31.66

- each additional acre . . . . . . . . . . . . $((12.28)) 12.65
(e) Special field inspection fee per

acre . . . . . . . . . . . .

$((2.44))

2.51

(f) Late application fee . . . . . . . . . . . . $((19.36))

19.94

(g) Reinspection fee . . . . . . . . . . . . $((38.76))

39.93

minimum for each field which did not pass field inspection plus $((0.42)) 0.43 for each acre over twenty-five. The reinspection fee for isolation requirements only for a field of any size is $((38.76)) 39.93.
(h) Final certification fee . . . . . . . . . . . . $((0.240))

0.245

per cwt. of clean seed sampled, which is charged to conditioning plant, or production fee . . . . . . . . . . . .

$0.105

per cwt. of production from fields inspected which is utilized for seed, which is charged to the grower or the final seller prior to brokerage, retail sale, sale to plant not approved for conditioning certified seed, or transshipment out-of-state.
(i) Sampling fee . . . . . . . . . . . . $0.105
per cwt. of clean seed sampled, with minimum charge of ((ten dollars)) $10.30 per sample, which is charged to conditioning plant in lieu of mechanical sampling.

(2) A field may be withdrawn upon notification by the applicant to the certifying agency's office before field inspection. In such case, the field inspection fee is refunded upon request until June 30 of the year following harvest.

(3) Harvest before field inspection causes forfeitures of both the application and field inspection fees, and completion of certification.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.370(3), 15.49.310 and chapter 34.05 RCW. 04-06-029, 16-303-340, filed 2/24/04, effective 3/26/04; 03-06-005, 16-303-340, filed 2/20/03, effective 3/23/03; 02-05-082, 16-303-340, filed 2/20/02, effective 3/23/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, 15.49.081, 15.49.310, 15.49.370(3) and chapter 17.24 RCW. 01-01-015, 16-303-340, filed 12/6/00, effective 1/6/01.]

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