WSR 03-13-005

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed June 4, 2003, 3:47 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: June 4, 2003.

Purpose: The purpose of the rule amendment is to correct a WAC reference in WAC 16-603-010(2). The adopted amendment replaces the reference to a Department of Health rule, WAC 248-58-070, with the recodified number, WAC 246-282-080.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 16-603-010.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapters 15.85 and 34.05 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 03-08-088 on April 2, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

June 4, 2003

Valoria H. Loveland

Director

OTS-6281.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 2086, filed 6/10/91, effective 1/1/92)

WAC 16-603-010   Aquaculture identification requirements.   (1) Any sale or movement of private sector cultured aquatic products made by an aquatic farmer, other than retail sale for personal use by the purchaser or rendering or unmarketable solid waste disposal, shall:

(a) Be accompanied by a shipping document showing:

(i) The aquatic farmer's name;

(ii) The aquatic farm mailing address;

(iii) The aquatic farm registration number required by RCW 75.58.040;

(iv) The date of transfer by the aquatic farmer;

(v) The quantity of each species; and

(b) Be labeled, showing the name of the aquatic farmer and the farmer's aquatic farm registration number on each container of cultured aquatic products.

(c) The shipping documents and labeling required under this section shall be retained and maintained by the purchaser while the private sector cultured aquatic products are under the purchaser's possession or control.

(2) The provisions of this section do not apply to shellfish if the shellfish comply with rules enacted under the labeling requirements for the Sanitary Control of Shellfish Act (WAC ((248-58-070)) 246-282-080), or to live finfish or their reproductive tissues, if the finfish comply with rules enacted under the Washington department of fisheries transfer procedure set forth in chapter 220-77 WAC.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.85.040 and 15.85.060. 91-13-018 (Order 2086), 16-603-010, filed 6/10/91, effective 1/1/92.]

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