WSR 08-14-054

PERMANENT RULES

HOP COMMISSION


[ Filed June 25, 2008, 7:11 a.m. , effective July 26, 2008 ]


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

Purpose: Amendments were made to WAC 16-532-120 Labeling, to remove the letter "G" from the lettering/numbering sequence when labeling hop bales.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 16-532-120.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapters 15.65 and 34.05 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-03-105 on January 22, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: June 25, 2008.

Robert W. Gore

Acting Director

OTS-1295.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-15-135, filed 7/19/06, effective 8/19/06)

WAC 16-532-120   Labeling.   Each lot of hops must be identified by the crop year produced, grower number and lot designation, and variety stenciled on each bale.

(1) A three-digit grower number will be assigned by the Washington hop commodity board (commission) prior to the annual harvest.

(2) The first marking will consist of the last digit of the crop year((, the letter "G")) and a hyphen, followed by the three-digit grower number and lot designation (example: ((8G-000-01)) 8-000-001).

(3) The first marking shall be affixed on the head or top of the bale and shall be in characters approximately two inches high.

(4) The second marking will consist of the hop variety, utilizing a two-letter abbreviation. A list of approved two-letter abbreviations will be approved annually by the Washington state hop commodity board.

(5) The second marking shall be affixed immediately below the first marking on the head or top of the bale, and shall be in characters approximately two inches high.

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.65 and 34.05 RCW. 06-15-135, 16-532-120, filed 7/19/06, effective 8/19/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.65.047 and chapter 34.05 RCW. 04-10-059, 16-532-120, filed 4/30/04, effective 5/31/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.65.050. 97-17-096, 16-532-120, filed 8/20/97, effective 9/20/97; 95-17-118 (Order 5077), 16-532-120, filed 8/23/95, effective 9/23/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.65.280 and WAC 16-532-020 10K [(10)(k)]. 93-09-014, 16-532-120, filed 4/13/93, effective 5/14/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.65.380. 88-13-050 (Resolution No. 88-01), 16-532-120, filed 6/10/88; Regulation 2, filed 10/16/64.]

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