WSR 03-09-088

EXPEDITED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed April 17, 2003, 4:16 p.m. ]

Title of Rule: WAC 16-219-016 Restricted use pesticides -- Mevinphos (Phosdrin).

Purpose: Cancel rule concerning the use of mevinphos (Phosdrin) in Washington.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapters 15.58, 17.21, and 34.05 RCW.

Summary: Washington state adopted emergency rules regarding cancelling the use of the pesticide mevinphos (Phosdrin). Federal registration and use of this product has since been cancelled and, therefore, the Washington State Department of Agriculture permanent rule is no longer required and is being repealed.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: WAC 16-219-016 is no longer needed because the product is no longer federally registered for use and its use is now prohibited in Washington state.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Ann Wick, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 902-2051.

Name of Proponent: Washington State Department of Agriculture, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: Washington state adopted emergency rules halting the use of the pesticide mevinphos (Phosdrin). Federal registration of this product and use has since been cancelled and therefore the state's permanent rule is no longer required.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: The proposal repeals WAC 16-219-016. It is no longer required as the product is no longer allowed for use and is no longer federally registered for use.

NOTICE

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 THE USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Laurie Mauerman, Washington State Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560 , AND RECEIVED BY June 23, 2003.


April 17, 2003

Ann Wick

for Bob Arrington

Assistant Director

OTS-6331.1


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 16-219-016 Restricted use pesticides -- Mevinphos (Phosdrin).

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