WSR 08-01-140

AGENDA

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed December 19, 2007, 11:48 a.m. ]

Following is the department of agriculture's semi-annual rules development agenda for the period of January 1, 2008, through June 30, 2008. 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 at tnorman@agr.wa.gov.


Semi-Annual Rules Agenda

January 1, 2008 - June 30, 2008


WAC Number Rule Title Agency Contact CR-101 Tentative Timeline CR-102 CR-103 Subject of Rule Making
Administrative Services
Chapter 16-06 Public records Dannie McQueen

Administrative Regulations

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1809

January 2007 To be determined To be determined Amending the department public disclosure rule to include the 2006 legislative exemptions regarding animal identification and animal diseases, and to update the chapter using plain talk standards.
Animal Services Division
Chapter 16-42 Biological products Lynn Briscoe

Special Assistant to the State Veterinarian

Phone (360) 902-1987

October 2007 March 2008 June 2008 Licensing, sale, and restriction of veterinary biologics.
Chapter 16-54 Animal importation Lynn Briscoe

Special Assistant to the State Veterinarian

Phone (360) 902-1987

October 2007 March 2008 June 2008 Disease testing requirements for animals imported into Washington state.
Chapter 16-71 Equine infectious anemia Lynn Briscoe

Special Assistant to the State Veterinarian

Phone (360) 902-1987

March 2008 May 2008 July 2008 Equine diseases.
Chapter 16-80 Pseudorabies in swine Lynn Briscoe

Special Assistant to the State Veterinarian

Phone (360) 902-1987

February 2007 April 2008 July 2008 Swine diseases.
Chapter 16-610 Livestock brand inspection Leslie Alexander

Livestock Identification

Program Supervisor

Phone (509) 543-7383

Expedited March 2008 Not applicable May 2008 Adding an additional special sale day.
Commodity Inspection Division
Chapter 16-409 Standards for asparagus Jim Quigley

Fruit and Vegetable Inspection

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1883

October 2007 January 2008 February 2008 Size designations for asparagus.
Chapter 16-439 Pears, summer and fall Jim Quigley

Fruit and Vegetable Inspection

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1883

To be determined To be determined To be determined Rewrite in a clear and readable format. No new requirements.

Chapter 16-442 Winter pears Jim Quigley

Fruit and Vegetable Inspection

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1883

To be determined To be determined To be determined Rewrite in a clear and readable format. No new requirements.

Food Safety and Consumer Services
Chapter 16-108 Washington state egg seals and assessments Claudia Coles

Food Safety

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1905

December 2007 To be determined To be determined Egg seals and assessments.
Pesticide Management Division
Chapter 16-230 Use of chemicals and chemically treated materials in certain counties Cliff Weed

Compliance Program

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-2036

July 2007 February 2008 March 2008 Modify the nozzle requirements for air and ground applications.
Chapter 16-231 Restricted use herbicides Cliff Weed

Compliance Program

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-2036

July 2007 February 2008 March 2008 Modify the nozzle requirements for air and ground applications.
Chapter 16-232 Restricted use herbicides in certain counties Cliff Weed

Compliance Program

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-2036

July 2007 February 2008 March 2008 Modify the nozzle requirements for air and ground applications.
Chapter 16-228 Wood destroying organisms Cliff Weed

Compliance Program

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-2036

July 2007 February 2008 March 2008 Modify wood destroying reporting requirements.
Plant Protection Division
New Brassica seed production Mary Toohey

Assistant Director

Phone (360) 902-1907

May 2007 December 2007 January 2008 Adoption of rules regarding the orderly production of Brassica seed crops.
Chapter 16-218 Hops -- Certification analyses -- Fees Royal Schoen

Chemistry Program Manager

Phone (509) 225-2621

January 2008 March 3008 [2008] April 2008 Elimination of specific chemical analyses the program is not able to continue to perform.
Chapter 16-324 Certification of seed potatoes Tom Wessels

Plant Services

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1984

January 2008

CR-105

Not applicable March 2008 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 Mary Toohey

Assistant Director

Phone (360) 902-1907

January 2008 March 2008 April 2008 Adding hop stunt viroid to the list of diseases that certified hop planting stock needs to be free of; additional housekeeping changes.
Chapter 16-497 Hop disease quarantine Mary Toohey

Assistant Director

Phone (360) 902-1907

January 2008 March 2008 April 2008 Adding hop stunt viroid to the list of diseases that certified hop planting stock needs to be free of; additional housekeeping changes.
Chapter 16-645 Hop bales -- Weights and tares Kirk Robinson

Weights and Measures Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1856

January 2008 March 2008 April 2008 The department is proposing to amend the hop bale and tare rule to better reflect current industry practices.
Chapter 16-662 Weights and measures -- National handbooks Kirk Robinson

Weights and Measures Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1856

December 2007

CR-105

Not applicable February 2008 The department is proposing to adopt the most recent version of the NIST handbooks.
Chapter 16-752 Noxious weed control Tom Wessels

Plant Services

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1984

January 2008 March 2008 April 2008 Adding additional species to the wetland and aquatic weed quarantine and the noxious weed seed and plant quarantine, revising the special permit language, and making the rule more clear and readable.

Teresa Norman

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office