WSR 05-15-002

AGENDA

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed July 6, 2005, 1:49 p.m. ]

Following is the Department of Agriculture's semi-annual rules development agenda for the period July 1, 2005, through December 31, 2005, which is being sent to you in compliance with RCW 34.05.314.

If you have any questions, please call George Huffman at (360) 902-1802 or e-mail at ghuffman@agr.wa.gov.


Washington State Department of Agriculture

Semi-Annual Rules Agenda

July 1, 2005 - December 31, 2005

P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560



WAC Number Rule Title Agency Contact CR-101 Tentative Timeline CR-102 CR-103 Subject of Rule Making
Commodity Inspection Division
Chapter 16-403 WAC Standards for apples marketed within the state of Washington. Jim Quigley

Fruit and Vegetable Inspection

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1883

TBD TBD TBD Rewrite in a clear and readable format and possibly amend to mimic United States grades.
Chapter 16-436 WAC Washington standards for peaches. Jim Quigley

Fruit and Vegetable Inspection

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1883

TBD TBD TBD Rewrite in a clear and readable format.

Chapter 16-439 WAC Pears, summer and fall. Jim Quigley

Fruit and Vegetable Inspection

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1883

TBD TBD TBD Rewrite in a clear and readable format. No new requirements.

Chapter 16-442 WAC Winter pears. Jim Quigley

Fruit and Vegetable Inspection

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1883

TBD TBD TBD Rewrite in a clear and readable format. No new requirements.

Chapter 16-301 WAC General seed regulations. Fawad Shah

Seed Program

Program Manager

Phone (509) 225-2682

9/15/04 TBD TBD In response to a petition from the Puget Sound Seed Growers Association, the department has formed a work group to develop amendments to chapter 16-301 WAC that satisfy petitioner concerns.
WAC 16-302-225 Land requirements for alfalfa seed certification. Fawad Shah

Seed Program

Program Manager

Phone (509) 225-2682

TBD TBD TBD In response to an industry request, the department will consider modifying the dormancy restrictions for planting certified seed.
Pesticide Management Division
WAC 16-228-1010 What are the definitions that apply to this chapter? Ann Wick

Program Development

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-2051

5/11/05 8/24/05 10/19/05 Amend WAC 16-228-1010 to add a definition for "responsible person" and modify or delete the definition of "fumigant."
WAC 16-201-220 Backflow prevention. Ted Maxwell

Registration Services

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-2026

8/3/05 9/21/05 TBD Amend the section to eliminate annual inspection of approved air gaps.
WAC 16-229-010 Definitions. Ted Maxwell

Registration Services

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-2026

8/3/05 9/21/05 TBD Add definition of "approved air gap" and "approved reduced pressure principle backflow prevention assembly."
WAC 16-229-240 Backflow prevention. Ted Maxwell

Registration Services

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-2026

8/3/05 9/21/05 TBD Amend the section to eliminate annual inspection of approved air gaps.
WAC 16-229-410 Backflow prevention. Ted Maxwell

Registration Services

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-2026

8/3/05 9/21/05 TBD Amend the section to eliminate annual inspection of approved air gaps.
WAC 16-228-1410 What pesticides are considered home and garden use only pesticides? Cliff Weed

Program Development

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-2036

TBD TBD TBD Amend this section by replacing the words "labeled solely for" with the words "primarily for." This will provide greater flexibility in classifying some pesticides as home and garden.
WAC 16-228-1231

State restricted use pesticides for distribution by licensed pesticide dealers and for use by certified applicators only. Ann Wick

Program Development

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-2051

1/8/04 TBD TBD Amend subsections (1) and (4) to define herbicides and related container sizes that should be considered restricted use or have restrictions due to product volatility causing phytotoxicity.
WAC 16-228-1250 Phenoxy herbicide restrictions. Ann Wick

Program Development

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-2051

1/8/04

TBD

TBD

Amend sections to define herbicides and related container sizes that should be considered restricted use or have restrictions due to product volatility causing phytotoxicity.
WAC 16-230-400 through 16-230-470 Restricted use herbicides -- Spokane County.
WAC 16-230-600 through 16-230-675 High volatile ester and dust formulations, area under order and specific rules for eastern Washington.
WAC 16-230-800 through 16-230-868 Application of pesticides in Benton County.
WAC 16-231-100 through 16-231-183 Restricted use herbicides -- Franklin County.
WAC 16-231-200 through 16-231-235 Restricted use herbicides -- Yakima County.
WAC 16-231-300 through 16-231-335 Restricted use herbicides -- Adams County.
WAC 16-231-400 through 16-231-425 Restricted use herbicides -- Columbia County.
WAC 16-231-500 through 16-231-530 Restricted use herbicides -- Whitman County.
WAC 16-231-600 through 16-231-620 Restricted use herbicides -- Klickitat County.

WAC 16-231-700 through 16-231-725 Restricted use herbicides -- Okanogan County.
WAC 16-231-800 through 16-231-840 Restricted use herbicides -- Douglas and Chelan counties.
WAC 16-231-900 through 16-231-935 Restricted use herbicides -- Grant County.
WAC 16-232-001 through 16-232-077 Restricted use herbicides and application of pesticides -- Walla Walla County.
WAC 16-232-100 through 16-232-120 Restricted use herbicides -- Lincoln County.
WAC 16-232-200 through 16-232-225 Restricted use herbicides -- Garfield County.
WAC 16-232-300 through 16-232-315 Restricted use herbicides -- Kittitas County.
Animal Health and Livestock Identification
Chapter 16-54 WAC Animal importation. Leonard Eldridge, DVM

Assistant Director

Animal Health and Livestock Identification Division

Phone (360) 902-1881

5/18/05 TBD TBD The department is considering amendments throughout the chapter that will clarify language, update references, bring procedures into line with industry needs and reformat rule sections so they are easier to understand and use.
Food Safety and Consumer Services Division
NEW Public disclosure of nutrient management plan information. Nora Mena

Livestock Nutrient Management

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-2894

12/7/05 7/06 TBD Implement rule making required by SSB 5602 to establish ranges by which certain figures in livestock nutrient management plans are reported. When a public disclosure request is made total number of animals, acres, nutrients generated and nutrients exported off site as well as crop yields will be reported in ranges rather than as specific numbers.
WAC 16-157-220 Producer fee schedule. Miles McEvoy

Organic Food

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1924

6/22/05 8/24/05 10/27/05 Amend WAC 16-157-220 to change the way the maximum application/renewal fees for producers are calculated and change renewal application date from March 1 to February 1.
Chapter 16-160 WAC Material registration. Miles McEvoy

Organic Food

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1924

8/15/05 10/15/05 12/15/05 Amend organic material registration rule to include evaluation for materials compliance with Japanese organic standards and European organic standards.
NEW State organic program. Miles McEvoy

Organic Food

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1924

8/15/05 10/15/05 12/15/05 Write new rules to enforce the national organic program within Washington state and for becoming a state organic program.

George Huffman

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office