WSR 07-10-083

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed May 1, 2007, 2:07 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Update the department of agriculture's procedural rule regarding public disclosure.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 42.56 RCW, Washington state's public disclosure law.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: In accordance with the public disclosure statute, agencies are to develop and maintain their public disclosure rules and processes. Amendments to the agency's current procedural rule on public disclosure fall under that mandate.

Process for Developing New Rule: Any amendments that would be of interest to outside parties will be distributed for edification.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Dannie McQueen, Manager, Washington State Department of Agriculture, Administrative Regulations Program, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560, e-mail dmcqueen@agr.wa.gov or WSDARulesComments@agr.wa.gov, fax (360) 902-2092, phone (360) 902-1809.

April 27, 2007

Robert W. Gore

Deputy Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office