WSR 08-15-165

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed July 23, 2008, 9:39 a.m. , effective August 23, 2008 ]


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

Purpose: Chapter 16-108 WAC, Washington state egg seals and assessments, WAC 16-108-010 Rate, the purpose is to suspend collection of the egg assessment for three months. This change has been recommended by industry.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 16-108-010.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapters 69.25 and 34.05 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-12-087 on June 4, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: July 23, 2008.

John P. Daly

Acting Deputy Director

OTS-1685.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-12-076, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99)

WAC 16-108-010   Rate.   (1) A fee of (($0.0026 cents effective June 30, 1999;)) $0.00268 cents effective July 1, 1999, per dozen eggs is hereby established for every egg handler or dealer who pays assessments monthly in lieu of seals and for Washington state egg seals and facsimile type Washington state egg seals imprinted on egg containers.

(2) The imposition of the assessment, whether paid monthly in lieu of seals or by purchase of Washington state egg seals or facsimile type Washington state egg seals imprinted on egg containers, is suspended effective September 1, 2008, and reinstated effective December 1, 2008, at the rate stated in subsection (1) of this section. The reporting requirements of WAC 16-108-030 and labeling requirements of WAC 16-108-040 remain in effect.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 69.25.250. 99-12-076, 16-108-010, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99; 86-04-027 (Order 1878), 16-108-010, filed 1/29/86. Statutory Authority: Chapter 69.25 RCW. 84-11-019 (Order 1824), 16-108-010, filed 5/11/84; Order 1489, 16-108-010, filed 1/31/77, effective 3/7/77; Order 1479, 16-108-010, filed 8/18/76; Order 895, Regulation 1, filed 9/26/62; Order 784, Regulation 1, effective 4/1/59.]

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