WSR 10-09-097

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed April 21, 2010, 8:36 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 16-86 WAC, Cattle and bison diseases in Washington state.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapters 16.36 and 34.05 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department proposes to amend chapter 16-86 WAC to add trichomoniasis. The department is proposing to add definitions, a new section outlining the process and testing requirements and the training requirements for veterinarians performing the trichomoniasis testing.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: The Washington state department of agriculture staff will develop the rule proposal with the help of industry input. Interested parties will be given the opportunity to participate during the public hearing and public comment process.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jodi Jones, Washington State Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 902-1889, fax (360) 902-2087, e-mail jjones@agr.wa.gov.

April 21, 2010

Dr. Leonard E. Eldridge

Washington State Veterinarian

Washington State Code Reviser's Office