WSR 07-14-137

AGENDA

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed July 3, 2007, 3:53 p.m. ]

Following is the department of agriculture's semi-annual rules development agenda for the period of July 1, 2007, through December 31, 2007. This document is being sent to you in compliance with RCW 34.05.314.

The department may undertake additional rule-making activity as conditions warrant. If you have any questions, please call Teresa Norman at (360) 902-2043 or e-mail tnorman@agr.wa.gov.


Semi-Annual Rules Agenda

July 1, 2007 - December 31, 2007


WAC Number Rule Title Agency Contact Tentative Timeline Subject of Rule Making
CR-101 CR-102 CR-103
Agency Operations
Chapter 16-08 Practice and procedure Dannie McQueen Administrative Regulations Program Manager Phone (360) 902-1809 Expedited October TBD Updating the rules for adjudicative proceedings.
Chapter 16-06 Public records Dannie McQueen Administrative Regulations Program Manager Phone (360) 902-1809 May TBD TBD In accordance with the Public Disclosure Act, WSDA is required to develop and maintain its public disclosure rules and processes. Amendments to chapter 16-06 WAC fall under that mandate.
Animal Services Division
Chapter 16-30 Restricted feed lots Lynn Briscoe

Special Assistant to the State Veterinarian

Phone (360) 902-1987

December 2006 September November Title change to "restricted feedlots and holding facilities." Adding a restricted holding facility and eliminating the category II restricted feedlot.
Chapter 16-59 Importation and movement of poultry and hatching eggs Lynn Briscoe

Special Assistant to the State Veterinarian

Phone (360) 902-1987

January 2007 September November Title change to make this chapter regarding in-state poultry. Update requirements, rewrite rules in plain talk, remove references to importation (moved to chapter 16-54 WAC).
Chapter 16-71 Equine infectious anemia Lynn Briscoe

Special Assistant to the State Veterinarian

Phone (360) 902-1987

January 2007 TBD TBD Title change to "equine diseases." Rewrite rules in plain talk and bring them up-to-date with current disease requirements; adding section on equine viral arteritis.
Chapter 16-86 Brucellosis and tuberculosis in cattle and goats Lynn Briscoe

Special Assistant to the State Veterinarian

Phone (360) 902-1987

August 2006 August 2007 October Title change to "cattle diseases." Rewrite rules in plain talk and bring them up-to-date with current disease requirements.
Chapter 16-89 Sheep and goat scrapie disease control Lynn Briscoe

Special Assistant to the State Veterinarian

Phone (360) 902-1987

August 2006 TBD TBD Rewrite rules in plain talk and bring them up-to-date with current disease requirements.
Chapter 16-604 Public livestock markets Lynn Briscoe

Special Assistant to the State Veterinarian

Phone (360) 902-1987

TBD TBD TBD Correcting a reference to the Code of Federal Regulation and adding an additional special sale day.
Commodity Inspection
16-390-240 16-390-242 Fresh produce audit verification program Jim Quigley

Fruit and Vegetable Inspection Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1883

In process TBD Fees for audit of good agricultural practices and good handling practices.
16-461-010 Inspection requirements Jim Quigley

Fruit and Vegetable Inspection Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1883

July TBD TBD Remove or rewrite exemption for certificates of compliance.
16-409-024 Asparagus standards Jim Quigley

Fruit and Vegetable Inspection Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1883

August TBD TBD Write new size requirements for asparagus standards.
16-439-210 -16-439-240 Pear standards Jim Quigley

Fruit and Vegetable Inspection Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1883

September TBD TBD Grade and size requirements for pears.
16-390-060 Fees for inspecting beans, peas, lentils Jim Quigley

Fruit and Vegetable Inspection Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1883

September TBD TBD Housekeeping WAC reference by September or earlier.
16-390-200 Phytosanitary inspections Jim Quigley

Fruit and Vegetable Inspection Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1883

December TBD TBD Possible rule making based on new user fee from USDA for state-issued phytosanitary certificates.
16-303-200 Seed program fees Fawad Shah

Seed Program Manager

Phone (509) 225-2630

In process Adjust seed testing fees.
16-303-210 Fees for special seed tests Fawad Shah

Seed Program Manager

Phone (509) 225-2630

In process Continuance of quarantine rule.
Food Safety and Consumer Services Division
Chapter 16-108 Washington state egg seals and assessments Claudia Coles

Food Safety Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1905

September October December Amending assessment fees.
Pesticide Management Division
Chapter 16-230 Use of chemicals and chemically treated materials in certain counties Cliff Weed Compliance Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-2036

July September November Modify the nozzle requirements for air and ground applications.
Chapter 16-231 Restricted use herbicides Cliff Weed Compliance Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-2036

July September November Modify the nozzle requirements for air and ground applications.
Chapter 16-232 Restricted use herbicides in certain counties Cliff Weed Compliance Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-2036

July September November Modify the nozzle requirements for air and ground applications.
Chapter 16-228 Wood destroying organisms Cliff Weed Compliance Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-2036

July September November Modify wood destroying reporting requirements.
Plant Protection Division
New Brassica seed production districts Mary Toohey Plant Protection Division Assistant Director

Phone (360) 902-1907

5/15/07 8/22/07 10/3/07 The department is proposing to adopt rules regarding the orderly production of Brassica seed crops.
New Weights and measures penalties Kirk Robinson Weights and Measures Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1856

9/5/07 10/24/07 12/5/07 The department is proposing to adopt penalty matrices related to violations of chapter 19.94 RCW.
New Motor fuel quality penalties Kirk Robinson Weights and Measures Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1856

9/5/07 10/24/07 12/5/07 The department is proposing to adopt penalty matrices related to violations of chapter 19.112 RCW.
New Christmas trees Tom Wessels

Plant Services Program Manager Phone (360) 902-1984

8/1/07 9/19/07 10/31/07 The department is proposing to adopt rules related to the implementation of ESB 5401.
Chapter 16-324 Rules for the certification of seed Potatoes Tom Wessels

Plant Services Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1984

CR-105 8/22/07 N/A 10/24/07 The department is proposing to revise the current seed potato certification rule by repealing the requirement for PVY testing for Generation 1 lots because of changes in the US-Canada Necrotic Virus Management Plan.
Chapter 16-354 Hop rootstocks--Certification Mary Toohey Plant Protection Division Assistant Director

Phone (360) 902-1907

7/5/07 8/22/07 10/3/07 The department is proposing to amend the hop certification rule by adding hop stunt viroid to the list of diseases that certified hop planting stock needs to be free of. In addition, the department is proposing to revise the current language to make it more clear and readable and reflect current industry practices.
Chapter 16-497 Hop disease quarantine Mary Toohey Plant Protection Division Assistant Director

Phone (360) 902-1907

7/5/07 8/22/07 10/3/07 The department is proposing to amend the hop disease quarantine by adding hop stunt viroid to the list of diseases that hop planting stock entering the state needs to be certified free of. In addition, the department is proposing to revise the current language to make it more clear and readable and reflect current industry practices.
Chapter 16-662 Weights and measures -- National handbooks Kirk Robinson Weights and Measures Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1856

11/7/07 1/2/08 2/15/08 The department is proposing to adopt the most recent version of the NIST handbooks.
Chapter 16-664 National type evaluation program Kirk Robinson Weights and Measures Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1856

10/3/07 11/21/07 1/16/08 The department is considering amending the rule to accommodate devices dispensing alternate fuels.
Chapter 16-752 Noxious weed control Tom Wessels

Plant Services Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1984

9/5/07 10/24/07 12/5/07 The department is considering adding additional species to the wetland and aquatic weed quarantine and the noxious weed seed and plant quarantine.

Teresa Norman

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office