WSR 09-03-016

AGENDA

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed January 9, 2009, 11:18 a.m. ]

Following is the department of agriculture's semi-annual rules development agenda for the period of January 1 through June 30, 2009. This document is being sent to you 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 tnorman@agr.wa.gov.


Semi-Annual Rules Agenda

January 1 - June 30, 2009

P.O. Box 42560

Olympia, WA 98504-2560


WAC Number Rule Title Agency Contact Tentative Timeline Subject of Rule making
CR-101 CR-102 CR-103
Administrative Services
Chapter 16-08 Practice and procedure. Dannie McQueen

Administrative Regulations Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1809

TBD TBD TBD Brief adjudicative proceedings.
Animal Services Division
Chapter 16-70 Reportable diseases. Lynn Briscoe

Special Assistant to the State Veterinarian

Phone (360) 902-1987

TBD TBD TBD Malignant catarrhal fever.
Chapter 16-71 Equine infectious anemia. Lynn Briscoe

Special Assistant to the State Veterinarian

Phone (360) 902-1987

January 2009 May 2009 July 2009 Equine diseases.
Chapter 16-80 Pseudorabies in swine. Lynn Briscoe

Special Assistant to the State Veterinarian

Phone (360) 902-1987

January 2009 May 2009 July 2009 Swine diseases.
Commodity Inspection Division
Chapter 16-461 Inspection certificate and/or permit required. Jim Quigley

Fruit and Vegetable Inspection Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1883

December 2008 January 2009 April 2009 Certification of Red Delicious and Delicious apple varieties.
Food Safety and Consumer Services
Chapter 16-19 Custom farm slaughterers, custom slaughtering establishments, and custom meat facilities. Claudia Coles

Food Safety Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1905

TBD TBD TBD Custom farm slaughtering.
Chapter 16-101X Degrades, license suspensions and revocations for dairy producers and processors. Claudia Coles

Food Safety Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1905

TBD TBD TBD Procedures for dairy degrades.
Chapter 16-139 Penalties. Claudia Coles

Food Safety Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1905

TBD TBD TBD Establishing fair, uniform and equitable means for assessing civil penalties and licensing actions.
Chapter 16-157 Adoption of the national organic program. Miles McEvoy

Organic Food Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1924

TBD

(CR-105)

TBD TBD Adoption of the national organic standards.
Pesticide Management Division
Chapter 16-230 Use of chemicals and chemically treated materials in certain counties. Cliff Weed

Compliance Program

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-2036

February 2009 August 2009 September 2009 Modify the nozzle requirements for air and ground applications.
Chapter 16-231 Restricted use herbicides. Cliff Weed

Compliance Program

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-2036

February 2009 August 2009 September 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

Phone (360) 902-2036

February 2009 August 2009 September 2009 Modify the nozzle requirements for air and ground applications.
Chapter 16-228 Wood destroying organisms. Cliff Weed

Compliance Program

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-2036

February 2009 August 2009 September 2009 Modify wood destroying reporting requirements.
Plant Protection Division
Chapter 16-334 Rules relating to the production of garlic seed certification. Tom Wessels

Plant Services Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1984

September 2008 February 2009 March 2009 Adding an exception to the 500-ft buffer between certified and noncertified allium.
Chapter 16-470 Onion white rot disease. Tom Wessels

Plant Services Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1984

June 2008 February 2009 March 2009 Add Benton County to existing pest-free area.
Chapter 16-470 Hazelnut plant quarantine. Tom Wessels

Plant Services Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1984

October 2008 February 2009 March 2009 Importation restrictions on hazelnut plants due to eastern filbert blight.
Chapter 16-662 Weights and measures -- National handbooks. Kirk Robinson

Weights and Measures Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1856

December 2008

CR-105

February 2009 April 2009 The department is proposing to adopt the most recent version of the NIST handbooks.
Chapter 16-752 Noxious weed control. Tom Wessels

Plant Services Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1984

January 2009 March 2009 April 2009 Weed seed and plant quarantines.

Teresa Norman

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office