WSR 08-24-089

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed December 2, 2008, 9:32 a.m. ]


Suspension of Marketing Order Rules Pertaining to

Assessments for the Washington State Fryer Commission

January 1, 2009 through June 30, 2009



The chairman of the Washington fryer commission (WFC), in a letter dated November 24, 2008, requested a suspension of the marketing order rules pertaining to the collection of assessments upon all fryers, roasters and broilers under the age of six months as described in WAC 16-512-040 (1) and (2). I have reviewed the chairman's request, as well as the minutes of the WFC board meeting of October 22, 2008, where the proposed suspension was discussed and voted on by the WFC. Based on this documentation, I have decided to approve the requested suspension.

RCW 15.66.093, in pertinent part, allows the director of the department of agriculture "upon the request of a commodity commission and without compliance with RCW 15.66.070 through 15.66.090, [to] suspend the commission's order or term or provision thereof for a period not to exceed one year, if the director finds that the suspension will tend to effectuate the declared policy of this chapter."

I have determined that suspending the collection of assessments will effectuate a stated policy of chapter 15.66 RCW. I am, therefore, suspending the collection of assessments by the Washington fryer commission for an additional period of six months, effective January 1, 2009, and ending June 30, 2009. Assessment collections would resume July 1, 2009.

Even though a public hearing process is not required under RCW 15.66.093, I ask that notice of this action be published in the Washington state register.


Reviser's note: The brackets and enclosed material in the text of the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appear in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

Robert W. Gore

Acting Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office