WSR 08-07-086

EXPEDITED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed March 19, 2008, 8:58 a.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 16-302-010 Agencies that certify seed in Washington state.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Victor Shaul, Washington State Department of Agriculture, 21 North 1st Avenue, Yakima, WA 98902, fax (509) 249-6950, e-mail vshaul@agr.wa.gov , AND RECEIVED BY May 20, 2008.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The purpose of this proposal is to use the expedited rule-making process to update the address listed in rule for the Washington State Crop Improvement Association. Additionally, this process will also update the phone number for the department's seed program.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The Washington State Crop Improvement Association moved their office headquarters from Yakima to Pullman. Therefore, it is necessary to update the address accordingly. Additionally, the phone number currently listed in WAC for the department's seed program is out of date. Therefore, it is necessary to update the phone number.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapters 15.49 and 34.05 RCW.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 15.49.005.

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

Name of Proponent: Washington state department of agriculture, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Victor Shaul, Operations Manager, Yakima, (509) 249-6950; and Enforcement: Fawad Shah, Program Manager, Yakima, (509) 249-6959.

March 19, 2008

Dennis Hannapel

Assistant Director

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 00-24-077, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01)

WAC 16-302-010   Agencies that certify seed in Washington state.   (1) Seed certification in Washington state is conducted under the authority of chapter 15.49 RCW. The department conducts seed certification in cooperation with the WSCIA, Washington State University and AOSCA.

(2) The WSCIA is designated to assist the department in the certification of certain agricultural seeds. A memorandum of understanding between the department and the WSCIA designates WSCIA to act as the director's duly authorized agent for the purpose of certifying seed of buckwheat, chickpeas, field peas, lentils, millet, soybeans, small grain, sorghum and forest trees. The address and phone number for the WSCIA office is ((414 S. 46th Avenue, Yakima, WA 98908, (509) 966-2234)) 1610 N.E. Eastgate Blvd. Suite 610, Pullman, WA 99163, 509-335-8250.

(3) The department's seed program certifies seed other than buckwheat, chickpeas, field peas, lentils, millet, soybeans, small grain, sorghum and forest trees. The address and phone number for the department seed program office is 21 N. 1st Avenue, Yakima, WA 98902, (((509) 225-2630)) 509-249-6950.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, 15.49.081, 15.49.310, 15.49.370(3) and chapter 17.24 RCW. 00-24-077, 16-302-010, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.]

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