WSR 06-16-077

AGENDA

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed July 28, 2006, 3:03 p.m. ]

Following is the department of agriculture's semi-annual rules development agenda for the period of July 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006. This document is being sent in compliance with RCW 34.05.314.

The department may undertake additional rule-making activity, as conditions warrant. If you have any questions, please call Teresa Norman at (360) 902-2043 or e-mail at tnorman@agr.wa.gov.


Semi-annual Rules Agenda

July 1, 2006 - December 31, 2006



WAC Number Rule Title Agency Contact CR-101 Tentative Timeline CR-102 CR-103 Subject of Rulemaking
Agency Operations
Chapter 16-08 Practice and procedure Dannie McQueen

Administrative Regulations Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1809

July 2006

Expedited

September 2006 Updating the rules for adjudicative proceedings.
Chapter 16-06 Public records Dannie McQueen

Administrative Regulations Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1809

August 2006 September 2006 November 2006 Amending WAC 16-06-210, the department public disclosure rule to include the 2006 legislative exemptions regarding animal identification and animal diseases.
Animal Services Division
Chapter 16-54 Animal importation Lynn Briscoe

Special Assistant to the State Veterinarian

Phone (360) 902-1987

July 2006 September 2006 November 2006 Rewrite rules in plain talk and bring them up-to-date with current disease requirements.
Chapter 16-70 Animal diseases -- Reporting Lynn Briscoe

Special Assistant to the State Veterinarian

Phone (360) 902-1987

July 2006 September 2006 November 2006 Bring the reportable disease list in line with the World Organization of Animal Health's Terrestrial Animal Health Code.
Chapter 16-86 Brucellosis and tuberculosis in cattle and goats Lynn Briscoe

Special Assistant to the State Veterinarian

Phone (360) 902-1987

August 2006 TBD TBD Rewrite rules in plain talk and bring them up-to-date with current disease requirements.
Chapter 16-89 Sheep and goat scrapie disease control Lynn Briscoe

Special Assistant to the State Veterinarian

Phone (360) 902-1987

August 2006 TBD TBD Rewrite rules in plain talk and bring them up-to-date with current disease requirements.
Chapter 16-604 Public livestock markets Lynn Briscoe

Special Assistant to the State Veterinarian

Phone (360) 902-1987

August 2006 October 2006 December 2006 Correcting a reference to the Code of Federal Regulation and adding an additional special sale day.
Chapter 16-610 Livestock inspection and identification Leslie Alexander

Livestock Identification Program Supervisor

Phone (509) 543-7383

July 2006 TBD TBD Amend the section regarding fees and adopt a new section pertaining to the LID advisory committee.
New WAC Dead animal disposal Lynn Briscoe

Special Assistant to the State Veterinarian

Phone (360) 902-1987

December 2005 September November Adopting rules related to the disposal of animals that have died from disease.
Commodity Inspection Division
Chapter 16-301 General seed regulations Victor Shaul

Seed Program Operations Manager

Phone (509) 225-2630

TBD TBD TBD Phytosanitary field inspection application due dates; crucifer quarantine; other items as per seed industry requests.
Chapter 16-302 General rules for seed certification Victor Shaul

Seed Program Operations Manager

Phone (509) 225-2630

TBD TBD TBD Update woody plants and forbes certification standards; seedling producing application due dates; other items as per seed industry requests.
Chapter 16-303 Seed assessment, fees and certification Victor Shaul

Seed Program Operations Manager

Phone (509) 225-2630

TBD TBD TBD Add fees for new services; update crop tables; other items as per seed industry requests.
Chapter 16-390 Fruit and vegetable inspection fees Jim Quigley

Fruit and Vegetable Inspection Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1883

TBD TBD TBD Amending WAC 16-390-242 fees for the fresh audit verification program, as required by the United States Department of Agriculture.
Chapter 16-403 Standards for apples marketed within the state of Washington Jim Quigley

Fruit and Vegetable Inspection Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1883

TBD TBD TBD Rewrite in a clear and readable format and possibly amend to mimic United States grades.
Chapter 16-409 Standards for asparagus Jim Quigley

Fruit and Vegetable Inspection Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1883

TBD TBD TBD Rewrite in plain talk. In response to an industy request, the department may be amending some of the grading standards.
Chapter 16-436 Washington standards for peaches Jim Quigley

Fruit and Vegetable Inspection Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1883

TBD TBD TBD Rewrite in a clear and readable format.
Chapter 16-439 Pears, summer and fall Jim Quigley

Fruit and Vegetable Inspection Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1883

TBD TBD TBD Rewrite in a clear and readable format. No new requirements.
Chapter 16-442 Winter pears Jim Quigley

Fruit and Vegetable Inspection Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1883

TBD TBD TBD Rewrite in a clear and readable format. No new requirements.
Food Safety and Consumer Services
New WAC Disclosure of certain information in ranges Nora Mena

Program Manager

Livestock Nutrient Management Program

Phone (360) 902-2894

February 2006 September 2006 November 2006 Dairy and feedlot disclosure rules.
Chapter 16-157 Organic food standards and certification Miles McEvoy

Organic Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1924

February 2006 TBD TBD Changing the date of the application deadline and increasing fees to provide for the cost of the program.
Pesticide Management Division
Chapter 16-228 General pesticide rules Ann Wick

Program Development Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-2051

July 2006 October 2006 December 2006 Housekeeping revisions in conjunction with phenoxy rules revisions.
Chapters 16-230 through 16-232 County orders Ann Wick

Program Development Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-2051

July 2006 October 2006 December 2006 Housekeeping revisions.
Plant Protection Division
New WAC Weed-free forage Tom Wessels

Plant Services Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1984

August 2006 TBD TBD The department is considering developing and adopting permanent rules to establish standards, fees, and other provisions for a weed-free forage program.

Teresa Norman

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office