WSR 06-15-044

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed July 11, 2006, 8:27 a.m. , effective August 11, 2006 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: This rule-making order amends WAC 16-470-912 and 16-470-917 by increasing the laboratory diagnostic hourly fees, nematode laboratory diagnostic fees, and post entry inspection fee within the office of financial management fiscal growth factor for fiscal year 2007 (3.38%). In addition, this rule-making order repeals the current fee schedule for virus, bacteria, and fungus laboratory diagnostic fees and replaces them with an hourly charge that reflects the costs associated with performing these tests as required by RCW 17.24.131.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 16-470-912 and 16-470-917.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapters 17.24 and 34.05 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 06-11-171 on May 24, 2006.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: July 11, 2006.

Robert W. Gore

for Valoria H. Loveland

Director

OTS-8926.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-12-111, filed 5/31/05, effective 7/1/05)

WAC 16-470-912   Schedule of fees and charges -- Applicable fees and charges.   (1) Hourly rate.


Hourly rate - business hours $((31.95)) 33.00
Hourly rate - nonbusiness hours $((40.80)) 42.15

(2) Laboratory diagnostic services, except as provided in subsection (3) or (4) of this section, are charged at the applicable hourly rate plus materials.

(3) ((Plant pathology)) Nematology laboratory diagnostic fees are as follows:


Identity

Determination

1

sample

5

samples

10

samples

50

samples

100+

samples

((virus (ELISA) At cost At cost $10.55 ea $5.20 ea $3.00 ea
bacteria 42.35 ea 40.90 ea 38.35 ea 37.10 ea 37.10 ea
fungus 44.80 ea 38.35 ea 37.10 ea 35.75 ea 33.20 ea))
nematode ((33.20)) 34.30 ea ((30.60)) 31.60 ea ((28.05)) 28.95 ea ((27.35)) 28.25 ea ((25.45))

26.30 ea


Note: To receive volume rates, samples must be submitted as a unit and identification requests must be for one specific ((virus, bacterium, fungus, or)) nematode((. Samples tested for multiple pathogens will be considered as multiple samples)), unless ((all pathogens)) more than one nematode can be detected in a single test without additional inputs.

(4) The department reserves the right to provide service by written agreement at a single, negotiated cost or at a negotiated rate for projects with at least one of the following characteristics:

(a) Projects greater than one hundred samples;

(b) Projects requiring materials not readily available; or

(c) Projects requiring special handling or prolonged incubation periods.

The rate charged shall not be less than the cost to the department of performing the tests.

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 17.24 and 34.05 RCW. 05-12-111, 16-470-912, filed 5/31/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: Chapters 17.24, 15.14, and 34.05 RCW. 05-01-180, 16-470-912, filed 12/21/04, effective 1/21/05. Statutory Authority: Chapters 17.24 and 34.05 RCW. 04-17-036, 16-470-912, filed 8/10/04, effective 9/10/04. Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.13, 15.14, 17.24, and 34.05 RCW. 03-21-166, 16-470-912, filed 10/22/03, effective 11/22/03. Statutory Authority: Chapters 17.24 and 34.05 RCW. 03-10-082, 16-470-912, filed 5/6/03, effective 6/30/03. Statutory Authority: Chapters 17.24 and 15.14 RCW. 01-11-033, 16-470-912, filed 5/8/01, effective 6/8/01.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-12-111, filed 5/31/05, effective 7/1/05)

WAC 16-470-917   Schedule of fees and charges -- Fees for post entry inspection services.   (1) Post entry site inspection and/or permit review and approval . . . . . . . . . . . . $((64.05)) 66.20

(2) Subsequent inspections of post entry plant materials are provided at the applicable hourly rate.

(3) Post entry inspection fees may be waived for state universities, United States Department of Agriculture researchers, and other public entities.

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 17.24 and 34.05 RCW. 05-12-111, 16-470-917, filed 5/31/05, effective 7/1/05; 04-17-036, 16-470-917, filed 8/10/04, effective 9/10/04. Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.13, 15.14, 17.24, and 34.05 RCW. 03-21-166, 16-470-917, filed 10/22/03, effective 11/22/03. Statutory Authority: Chapters 17.24 and 34.05 RCW. 03-10-082, 16-470-917, filed 5/6/03, effective 6/30/03. Statutory Authority: Chapters 17.24 and 15.14 RCW. 01-11-033, 16-470-917, filed 5/8/01, effective 6/8/01.]

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