WSR 03-08-018

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed March 25, 2003, 10:48 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: March 25, 2003.

Purpose: Chapter 16-321 WAC, Grass sod -- Certification standards. The original purpose of this chapter was to maintain and make available to the public high quality sod of turfgrasses to insure genetic identity and purity and a high degree of freedom from weeds, diseases, injurious insects, and other pests. This rule-making order repeals the entire chapter. Participation in the program was voluntary and to the department's knowledge no one, since the program was adopted in 1980, has participated in the program. Currently, there are no certified sod growers in this state, and there does not appear to have been any in at least a decade.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing chapter 16-321 WAC.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapters 15.13 and 34.05 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 03-03-124 on January 22, 2003.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 13.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 13.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

March 25, 2003

Valoria H. Loveland

Director

OTS-6151.1


REPEALER
     The following chapter of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 16-321-001 Purpose.
WAC 16-321-010 Grass sod certification standards.
WAC 16-321-020 By whom certified.
WAC 16-321-030 Varieties eligible.
WAC 16-321-040 Application for sod certification.
WAC 16-321-050 Certification fees.
WAC 16-321-060 Land requirements.
WAC 16-321-070 Eligibility of seed stock.
WAC 16-321-080 Field standards.
WAC 16-321-090 Specific requirements.
WAC 16-321-100 Inspection.
WAC 16-321-110 Labeling.
WAC 16-321-120 Responsibility and obligations.

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