WSR 08-07-072

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed March 18, 2008, 10:15 a.m. ]

Continuance of WSR 08-03-011.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 06-16-091.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 16-89 WAC, Sheep and goat scrapie disease control, to be retitled as "sheep and goat diseases in Washington state." Subsequent to a public hearing held on December 20, 2007, the department is continuing the adoption date and comment period.

Date of Intended Adoption: April 14, 2008.

Submit Written Comments to: Teresa Norman, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560, e-mail WSDARulesComments@agr.wa.gov, fax (360) 902-2092, by April 4, 2008.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Following the December 21, 2007, public hearing, the department is continuing this rule proposal in order to accept additional comments.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapters 16.36 and 34.05 RCW.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 16.36 RCW.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: [Department of agriculture], governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Dr. Paul Kohrs, Olympia, (360) 902-1835; Implementation and Enforcement: Dr. Leonard Eldridge, Olympia, (360) 902-1881.

March 18, 2008

Leonard E. Eldridge, DVM

State Veterinarian

Washington State Code Reviser's Office