PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The purpose of this rule making is to amend and repeal sections within the rules of the Wheat Commission, WAC 16-528-105 through 16-528-230. Proposed amendments and repeals will address:
1. Amend WAC 16-528-110 to address scheduling of the commission's monthly meetings.
2. Amend WAC 16-528-150 to address the number of signatures needed on warrants drawn on commission accounts.
3. Repeal WAC 16-528-220 Exemption from assessment.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 15.66.140 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Amendments to WAC 16-528-110 and 16-528-150 and repealing of WAC 16-528-220 are needed to update commission practices.
Process for Developing New Rule: The draft rule amendments have been developed as a result of a collaborative effort between the Washington Wheat Commission and the Washington State Department of Agriculture. Once the draft amendments are finalized, notices will be published and mailed to all producers and handlers within the affected area who may be directly affected by these amendments. Interested parties can submit comments during the public comment period and can also participate during the public hearing process.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Tom Mick, CEO, Washington Wheat Commission, West 907 Riverside Avenue, Spokane, WA 99201, phone (509) 456-2481, fax (509) 456-2812, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. See above for participation opportunities.
August 27, 2003