WSR 08-15-053

AGENDA

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed July 11, 2008, 3:18 p.m. ]

Following is the department of agriculture's semi-annual rules development agenda for the period of July 1 through December 31, 2008. This document is being filed in compliance with RCW 34.05.314.

The department may undertake additional rule-making activity as conditions warrant. If you have any questions, please call Teresa Norman at (360) 902-2043 or e-mail at tnorman@agr.wa.gov.


Semi-Annual Rules Agenda

July 1, 2008 - December 31, 2008

P.O. Box 42560

Olympia, WA 98504-2560



WAC Number Rule Title Agency Contact CR-101 CR-102 CR-103 Subject of Rule Making
Administrative Services
Chapter 16-06 Public records. Dannie McQueen Administrative Regulations Program Manager

(360) 902-1809

January 2007 TBD TBD Amending the department public disclosure rule to include the 2006 legislative exemptions regarding animal identification and animal diseases, and to update the chapter using plain talk standards.
Animal Services Division
Chapter 16-71 Equine infectious anemia. Lynn Briscoe Special Assistant to the State Veterinarian

(360) 902-1987

March 2008 May 2008 July 2008 Equine diseases.
Chapter 16-80 Pseudorabies in swine. Lynn Briscoe Special Assistant to the State Veterinarian

(360) 902-1987

February 2007 April 2008 July 2008 Swine diseases.
Chapter 16-86 Duties of accredited veterinarians--Training. Lynn Briscoe Special Assistant to the State Veterinarian

(360) 902-1987

September 2008 TBD TBD Amending training requirements for veterinarians performing tuberculosis testing in cattle and bison.
Chapter 16-610 Livestock brand inspection. Leslie Alexander Livestock Identification Program Supervisor

(509) 543-7383

Expedited March 2008 N/A May 2008 Adding an additional special sale day.
Commodity Inspection Division
Chapter 16-439 Pears, summer and fall. Jim Quigley

Fruit and Vegetable Inspection Program Manager

(360) 902-1883

TBD TBD TBD Rewrite in a clear and readable format. No new requirements.
Chapter 16-442 Winter pears. Jim Quigley

Fruit and Vegetable Inspection Program Manager

(360) 902-1883

TBD TBD TBD Rewrite in a clear and readable format. No new requirements.
Food Safety and Consumer Services
Chapter 16-108 Washington state eggs seals and assessments. Claudia Coles

Food Safety Program Manager

(360) 902-1905

December

2007

July 2008 July 2008 Suspending egg assessments for three months.
NEW WAC LNMP enforcement rules. Nora Mena

LNMP Program Manager

(360) 902-2894

October 2008 February 2009 May 2009 Enforcement procedures, penalty matrix.

Pesticide Management Division
Chapter 16-230 Use of chemicals and chemically treated materials in certain counties. Cliff Weed Compliance Program

Program Manager

(360) 902-2036

July 2008 February 2009 March 2009 Modify the nozzle requirements for air and ground applications.
Chapter 16-231 Restricted use herbicides. Cliff Weed Compliance Program

Program Manager

(360) 902-2036

July 2008 February 2009 March 2009 Modify the nozzle requirements for air and ground applications.
Chapter 16-232 Restricted use herbicides in certain counties. Cliff Weed Compliance Program

Program Manager

(360) 902-2036

July 2008 February 2009 March 2009 Modify the nozzle requirements for air and ground applications.
Chapter 16-228 Wood destroying organisms. Cliff Weed Compliance Program

Program Manager

(360) 902-2036

July 2008 February 2009 March 2009 Modify wood destroying reporting requirements.

Plant Protection Division
Chapter 16-218 Hops -- Certification analyses -- Fees. Royal Schoen Chemical and Hop Lab Program Manager

(509) 225-2621

CR-105 6/4/08 N/A 8/6/08 The department is proposing to amend the current rule by eliminating specific chemical analyses the program is not able to continue to perform. No existing fees will be increased as a result of this change, and no new fees will be enacted.
WAC 16-390-230 Apple pest certification fee. Brad White

Pest Program Manager

(360) 902-2071

6/3/08 7/23/08 9/10/08 The department is proposing to remove a sunset provision in the rule establishing the current apple pest certification fee, so that the fee would remain at its current level. During the 2008 legislative session, the Washington state legislature authorized the Washington state department of agriculture to increase the apple pest certification fee (see chapter 329, Laws of 2008).
Chapter 16-470 Onion white rot disease. Tom Wessels

Plant Services Program Manager

(360) 902-1984

6/3/08 7/23/08 9/10/08 The department is proposing to revise the current onion white rot disease rule by adding Benton County to the existing pest-free area. In addition, the department may amend the existing language to increase its clarity and readability and update the language to conform to current industry and regulatory standards.
Chapter 16-662 Weights and measures -- National handbooks. Kirk Robinson Commission Merchants Program Manager

(360) 902-1854

CR-105 10/22/08 N/A 12/30/08 The department is proposing to adopt the most recent version of the NIST handbooks.
Chapter 16-674 Weights and measures -- Exemptions, weighmasters and device registration. Kirk Robinson Commission Merchants Program Manager

(360) 902-1854

CR-105 7/23/08 N/A 9/25/08 The department is proposing to delete obsolete fees currently listed in WAC. Beginning in 2006, these fees are inconsistent with statute. No existing fees will be increased as a result of this change, and no new fees will be enacted.
Chapter 16-752 Noxious weed control. Tom Wessels

Plant Services Program Manager

(360) 902-1984

1/23/08 7/23/08 9/17/08 The department is considering adding additional species to the wetland and aquatic weed quarantine and the noxious weed seed and plant quarantine, revising the special permit language, and making the rule more clear and readable.

Teresa Norman

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office