Date of Adoption: May 6, 2003.
Purpose: Chapter 16-333 WAC, Certification of caneberry planting stock, this rule-making order adopts the fee schedule for caneberry plant certification for fiscal years 2003 and 2004. The fee schedule in WAC 16-333-041 increases caneberry certification fees by the Office of Financial Management fiscal growth factor for fiscal year 2003 (3.29%), effective until June 30, 2003, and fiscal year 2004 (3.2%), effective July 1, 2003. In addition, this order repeals WAC 16-333-040 because it is no longer needed. Finally, as required by Executive Order 97-02, WAC 16-333-010 and 16-333-041 are rewritten to improve their clarity.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 16-333-040; and amending WAC 16-333-010 and 16-333-041.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapters 15.14 and 34.05 RCW.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 03-07-089 on March 19, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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:
Pilot Rule Making:
or Other Alternative Rule Making:
Effective Date of Rule: June 30, 2003.
May 6, 2003
Valoria H. Loveland
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 00-19-035, filed 9/12/00, effective 10/13/00)
WAC 16-333-010 Definitions. ((
(1))) "Caneberry" means
any cultivated Rubus species.
(2))) "Department" means the department of agriculture
of the state of Washington.
(3))) "Director" means the director of the department
of agriculture or a duly appointed representative.
(4))) "Index" means to test for virus infection by
means of inoculation from the plant to be tested to an
indicator plant, or by any other method approved by the
(5))) "Indicator plant" means any herbaceous or woody
plant used to index or test for virus infection.
(6))) "Nuclear stock" means caneberry plants that have
been indexed and found free of known viruses and virus-like
diseases by United States Department of Agriculture personnel
or other personnel acceptable to the department. Nuclear
plants must be reindexed for virus and virus-like diseases at
least every three years and maintained under conditions that
would ensure freedom from infection.
(7))) "Off-type" means appearing by visual examination
to be different from the species or variety listed on the
application or exhibiting symptoms of a genetic or
(8))) "Root cuttings" means sections of roots which
have one or more bud.
(9))) "Succulent plants" means small, actively growing
plants that are developing from root buds, not having passed
through a dormant period.
(10))) "Tolerance" means the maximum acceptable
percentage of planting stock that is diseased, infected by
plant pests, defective, or off-type based on visual inspection
or laboratory testing by the director or other authorized
(11))) "Virus-like" means a graft-transmissible
disorder resembling a virus disease, including, but not
limited to, diseases caused by viroids and phytoplasmas.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.14 RCW. 00-19-035, § 16-333-010, filed 9/12/00, effective 10/13/00; 85-22-053 (Order 1876), § 16-333-010, filed 11/5/85.]
June 30, 2003
July 1, 2003
|Hourly inspection rate||$27.26||$28.10|
(2) Inspection fees. ((
The inspection fee is $26.40 per
hour)) The department will conduct certification inspections
at the hourly inspection rate plus mileage charged at a rate
established by the state office of financial management. Testing fees will be charged at the rate established in
chapter 16-470 WAC. Inspection and testing fees are payable
upon completion of work. Billing may be arranged subject to
department policies and processes.
(3) The department will remove any applicant from the certification program for failing to pay fees when due.
(4) The department will not accept applications from growers owing the department for previous fees.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.14 RCW. 01-11-030, § 16-333-041, filed 5/8/01, effective 6/8/01.]
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
|WAC 16-333-040||Caneberry certification fees effective June 30, 2001.|