WSR 03-24-008

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed November 20, 2003, 10:49 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: November 19, 2003.

Purpose: The purpose of this rule-making order is to repeal WAC 16-406-001, which is outdated and no longer needed, and to amend WAC 16-406-025(2) making the tolerance requirements in that subsection consistent with the tolerance requirements in subsection (1) of WAC 16-406-020 Tolerances.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 16-406-001 Promulgation; and amending WAC 16-406-025 Application of tolerances.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapters 15.17 and 34.05 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 03-20-093 on September 30, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 1.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

November 19, 2003

Valoria H. Loveland

Director

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-17-003, filed 8/4/99, effective 9/4/99)

WAC 16-406-025   Application of tolerances.   (1) The contents of individual samples are subject to the following limitations: Provided, That the averages for the entire lot are within the tolerances specified for this grade.

(2) For packages which contain more than ten pounds, and a tolerance of ten percent or more is provided, individual samples in any lot shall have not more than one and one-half times the tolerance specified. For packages which contain more than ten pounds and a tolerance of less than ten percent is provided, individual samples in any lot shall have not more than double the tolerance specified: Provided, That not more than one apricot which is ((seriously damaged by insects or)) affected by decay or internal breakdown may be permitted in any sample.

(3) Washington No. 1 grade. For packages containing ten pounds or less: Not more than ten percent of the samples may have more than three times the tolerances specified, except that at least one defective apricot may be permitted in any sample: Provided, That not more than one apricot or more than six percent (whichever is the larger amount) may be affected by decay or internal breakdown.

(4) Washington No. 2 grade. For packages containing ten pounds or less: Not more than ten percent of the samples may contain more than three times the tolerances specified.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.17 RCW. 99-17-003, 16-406-025, filed 8/4/99, effective 9/4/99.]


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 16-406-001 Promulgation.

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