WSR 08-04-108

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed February 6, 2008, 9:54 a.m. , effective March 8, 2008 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: The department amended chapter 16-409 WAC, Washington standards for asparagus. The department changed the size small designation at WAC 16-409-024(5) from "less than 5/16" inch in diameter to "at least 3/16" inch in diameter.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 16-409-024(5).

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 15.17.050.

Other Authority: Chapter 34.05 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-01-056 on December 13, 2007.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: February 6, 2008.

Valoria Loveland

Director

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-06-047, filed 3/1/07, effective 4/1/07)

WAC 16-409-024   Size requirements for Washington asparagus grades.   The following size designations apply to all grades of asparagus in Washington state.

(1) Jumbo: Stalks at least 13/16 inch in diameter.

(2) Extra large: Stalks at least 10/16 inch in diameter.

(3) Large: Stalks at least 7/16 inch in diameter.

(4) Standard: Stalks at least 5/16 inch in diameter.

(5) Small: Stalks ((less than 5/16)) at least 3/16 inch in diameter.

(6) All size designations, as defined in WAC 16-409-024, may be packed in all grades and in all containers.

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.17 and 34.05 RCW. 07-06-047, 16-409-024, filed 3/1/07, effective 4/1/07; 05-10-092, 16-409-024, filed 5/4/05, effective 6/4/05.]

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