WSR 08-13-014

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed June 6, 2008, 3:02 p.m. , effective July 7, 2008 ]


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

Purpose: This rule-making order updates the address listed for the Washington State Crop Improvement Association and updates the phone number for the department of agriculture's seed program.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 16-302-010.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 15.49.005.

Other Authority: Chapter 34.05 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-07-086 on March 19, 2008.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: June 6, 2008.

Robert W. Gore

Acting 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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