Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 16-570 WAC, Rapeseed production and establishment of
THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Dannie McQueen, Washington State Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560, fax (360) 902-2092, firstname.lastname@example.org , AND RECEIVED BY February 22, 2006.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: RCW 15.65.055 and 15.66.025 both state that the director of the department of agriculture shall have regulatory authority on the production of rapeseed by variety and geographical location until such time as a rapeseed commodity commission is formulated. A commission has been formed, named the Washington state canola commission. Therefore, the department proposes to repeal chapter 16-570 WAC as the regulatory authority has passed from the department to the canola commission.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: When the canola commission was formed, the regulatory authority regarding the production of canola and/or rapeseed transferred to the canola commission. Repealing chapter 16-570 WAC removes the administrative code and reduces confusion about its authority. The department has been and will continue its communication regarding this matter with affected stakeholders.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapters 15.65 and 15.66 RCW.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 15.65.055 and 15.66.025.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Dannie McQueen, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560, (360) 902-1809.
December 21, 2005