WSR 08-17-024

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed August 12, 2008, 2:33 p.m. , effective September 12, 2008 ]


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

Purpose: This rule-making order amends chapter 16-218 WAC, Hops -- Certification analyses -- Fees, by eliminating the following chemical analyses from the fee schedule: (1) Spectrophotometric of tannins, Wollmer, etc.; (2) methylene chloride; (3) tannin; (4) ash; (5) SO2; (6) HPLC; and (7) oil constituents analysis. No fees are being increased as a result of this rule making.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 16-218-025.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapters 22.09 and 34.05 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-12-095 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: August 11, 2008.

John P. Daly

Acting Deputy Director

OTS-1304.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-07-150, filed 3/23/05, effective 4/23/05)

WAC 16-218-025   What does the department charge for chemical analysis regarding brewing values and additional constituents in raw hops, hop extract, hop pellets and hop powder?   (1) Before official sampling of baled hops takes place, each and every bale in a lot of hops must be readily accessible so that:

(a) Each bale can be properly stenciled (not done for brewing value only sampling); and

(b) Samples can be drawn from the bales selected by the inspector.

(2) Official samples drawn from baled hops must be brought back to the laboratory by the inspector for chemical analysis, simultaneous with grading analysis.

(3) Brewing value samples are obtained from a representative composite of the official samples drawn for grade analysis.

(4) Brewing value samples not sampled simultaneously for grade analysis will be charged at the same fee per bale.

(5) When department personnel officially sample hops, a brewing value certificate will be issued when the chemical analysis is done.

(6)(a) Submitted brewing value samples provided by a grower or dealer for chemical analysis must be representative of the lot(s).

(b) Submitted samples are delivered to the laboratory.

(7) Submitted brewing value certificates will be issued for submitted samples when the chemical analysis is done.

(8) Department fees for the chemical analyses of officially sampled raw hops are:


Type of Analyses Fee Minimum Fee
(a) ASBC spectrophotometric with moisture $0.35 per bale $30.00 per sample
(b) ASBC spectrophotometric/conductometric or EBC conductometric without moisture $0.30 per bale $30.00 per sample
(c) Mebak, Zurich, Verzele, Ganzlin, or conductometric $0.60 per bale $60.00 per sample

(9) Department fees for chemical analyses of submitted raw hops, hop extract, hop pellets or hop powders are:


Type of Analyses Fee
(a) ASBC spectrophotometric $30.00
(b) ASBC conductometric $30.00
(c) EBC conductometric $30.00
(d) EBC conductometric (Wollmer, Zurich, Mebak, Verzele, Ganzlin, or Resins (hard or soft)) $60.00
(e) ((Spectrophotometric of tannins, Wollmer, etc. $55.00
(f) Methylene chloride $80.00
(g) Tannin $55.00
(h) Ash $20.00
(i) SO2 $25.00
(j))) H2O $10.00
(((k) HPLC $100.00
(l))) (f) Total oil $25.00
(((m) Oil constituents analysis $145.00
(n)))

(g)

Wort test, particle size $10.00

(10)(a) The department will assess hourly charges for analytical chemistry work if no other fee has been established.

(b) Hourly charges are set by written agreement and shall be based on the costs incurred to conduct the analysis, such as:

Labor

Laboratory equipment

Chemicals and materials

Administration and overhead.

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 22.09 and 34.05 RCW, 2003 1st sp.s. c 25 309(2). 05-07-150, 16-218-025, filed 3/23/05, effective 4/23/05.]

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