WSR 09-11-125

EXPEDITED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed May 20, 2009, 10:10 a.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 16-301-045 Prohibited noxious weed seeds, 16-301-050 Restricted noxious weed seeds, 16-302-100 Seed certification -- Prohibited noxious weed seeds, and 16-302-105 Seed certification -- Objectionable weeds.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Victor Shaul, Washington State Department of Agriculture, 21 North 1st Avenue, Yakima, WA 98902, fax (509) 249-6950, e-mail vshaul@agr.wa.gov , AND RECEIVED BY July 21, 2009.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The purpose of this proposal is to use the expedited rule-making process to update the common and scientific names of prohibited, restricted and objectionable weed seeds to current nomenclature.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: United States Department of Agriculture - Germplasm Resource Information Network changes and updates common and scientific names of all crop and weed species to reflect current scientific classifications. The proposed changes update the language of the rule without changing its effect.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapters 15.49 and 34.05 RCW.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 15.49.310 and 15.49.370(7).

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Washington state department of agriculture, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Victor Shaul, Operations Manager, Yakima, (509) 249-6950; and Enforcement: Fawad Shah, Program Manager, Yakima, (509) 249-6959.

May 20, 2009

Kennith R. Harden

Acting Assistant Director

OTS-2333.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-12-060, filed 5/30/02, effective 6/30/02)

WAC 16-301-045   Prohibited noxious weed seeds.   Prohibited noxious weed seeds are the seeds of weeds which when established are highly destructive, competitive and/or difficult to control by cultural or chemical practices. Seed is deemed mislabeled if the seed consists of or contains any of the prohibited noxious weed seeds listed below. For the purpose of seed certification, see WAC 16-302-100 for the list of prohibited noxious weeds.


ENGLISH OR

COMMON NAME

BOTANICAL OR

SCIENTIFIC NAME

Austrian fieldcress Rorippa austriaca (Crantz) Bess.
Field bindweed Convolvulus arvensis L.
Hedge bindweed Convolvulus sepium L.
Bladder campion Silene ((cucubalus)) vulgaris
(only in timothy-
Phleum pratense)
Camelthorn Alhagi ((camelorum Fisch.)) maurorum
Canada thistle Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop.
Hairy whitetop ((Cardaria pubescens (C.A. Mey.))) Lepidium appelianum
Hoary cress ((Cardaria)) Lepidium draba (((L.) Desv.))
Jointed goatgrass Aegilops cylindrica
(only in small grain)
Knapweed complex
(including bighead, Centaurea macrocephala,
Vochin, Centaurea nigrescens,
black, Centaurea nigra,
brown, Centaurea jacea,
diffuse, Centaurea diffusa,
meadow, Centaurea jacea x nigra,
Russian, ((Centaurea)) Rhaponticum repens,
spotted knapweeds Centaurea ((maculosa)) stoebe,
Purple starthistle) Centaurea calcitrapa
Leafy spurge Euphorbia esula L.
Lepyrodiclis Lepyrodiclis holosteoides
Perennial pepperweed Lepidium latifolium L.
Perennial sowthistle Sonchus arvensis L.
Quackgrass ((Elytrigia)) Elymus repens
Serrated tussock Nassella trichotoma
Silverleaf nightshade Solanum elaeagnifolium
Sorghum perennial such as, but not limited to, johnsongrass, sorghum almum, and perennial sweet sudangrass Sorghum spp.
Tansy ragwort ((Senecio jacobaea L.)) Jacobaea vulgaris
Velvetleaf Abutilon theophrasti
White cockle Silene latifloia
(only in timothy-
Phleum pratense)
Yellow-flowering skeleton weed Chondrilla juncea L.
Yellow starthistle Centaurea solstitialis L.

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.49 and 34.05 RCW. 02-12-060, 16-301-045, filed 5/30/02, effective 6/30/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, 15.49.081, 15.49.310, 15.49.370(3) and chapter 17.24 RCW. 00-24-077, 16-301-045, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-01-111, filed 12/21/05, effective 1/21/06)

WAC 16-301-050   Restricted noxious weed seeds.   Restricted (secondary) noxious weed seeds are the seeds of weeds which are objectionable in fields, lawns, and gardens of this state, but which can be controlled by cultural or chemical practices. Seed is deemed mislabeled if it consists of or contains any of the restricted noxious weed seeds listed below in excess of the number declared on the label. For the purpose of seed certification, see WAC 16-302-105 for the list of objectionable weeds.


ENGLISH OR

COMMON NAME

BOTANICAL OR

SCIENTIFIC NAME

Blackgrass or slender foxtail Alopecurus myosuroides
Black mustard Brassica nigra
Blue lettuce Lactuca tatarica subsp. pulchella
Docks and Sorrel Rumex spp.
Dodder Cuscuta spp.
Dyers woad Isatis tinctoria
Field pennycress Thlaspi arvense
(fanweed)
Field sandbur Cenchrus incertus
Gromwell (only in Buglossoides arvensis
small grain)
Halogeton or clustered barilla salt Halogeton glomeratus C.A. Mey.
Medusahead Taeniatherum
caput-medusae
Plantains Plantago spp.
Poverty weed Iva axillaris Pursh.
Puncturevine Tribulus terrestris L.
St. Johnswort Hypericum perforatum L.
Dalmation toadflax Linaria dalmatica (L.) Mill.
Yellow toadflax Linaria vulgaris Hill.
Western ragweed Ambrosia psilostachya DC.
Wild mustard Sinapis arvensis subsp.
arvensis
Wild oat Avena fatua L.
Wild radish Raphanus raphanistrum

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.49, 17.24, and 34.05 RCW. 06-01-111, 16-301-050, filed 12/21/05, effective 1/21/06. Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.49 and 34.05 RCW. 02-12-060, 16-301-050, filed 5/30/02, effective 6/30/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, 15.49.081, 15.49.310, 15.49.370(3) and chapter 17.24 RCW. 00-24-077, 16-301-050, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.]

OTS-2334.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 00-24-077, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01)

WAC 16-302-100   Seed certification -- Prohibited noxious weed seed.   The following are considered prohibited noxious weeds for the purpose of seed certification.


ENGLISH OR

COMMON NAME

BOTANICAL OR

SCIENTIFIC NAME

Austrian fieldcress Rorippa austriaca (Crantz) Bess.
Field bindweed Convolvulus arvensis L.
Hedge bindweed Calystegia Spp.
Camelthorn Alhagi maurorum
Canada thistle Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop.
Dodder Cuscuta spp.
Hairy whitetop ((Cardaria pubescens (C.A. Mey.))) Lepidium appelianum
Hoary cress ((Cardaria)) Lepidium draba (L.) Desv.
Jointed goatgrass Aegilops cylindrica
Leafy spurge Euphorbia esula L.
Perennial pepperweed Lepidium latifolium L.
Perennial sowthistle Sonchus arvensis L.
Quackgrass ((Elytrigia)) Elymus repens (((L.) Beauv.))
Knapweed complex
Bighead Centaurea macrocephala
Vochin Centaurea nigrescens
Black Centaurea nigra
Brown Centaurea jacea
Diffuse Centaurea diffusa
Meadow Centaurea jacea x nigra
Russian ((Acroptilon)) Rhaponticum repens ((L.))
Spotted Centaurea ((maculosa)) stoebe
Purple starthistle Centaurea calcitrapa
Yellow starthistle Centaurea solstitialis L.
Serrated tussock Nassella trichotoma
Silverleaf nightshade Solanum elaeagnifolium Cav.
Sorghum perennial such as, but not limited to, johnsongrass, sorghum almum, and perennial sweet sudangrass Sorghum spp.
Tansy ragwort ((Senecio jacobaea L.)) Jacobaea vulgaris
Yellow-flowering skeleton weed

Chondrilla juncea L

White cockle Silene latifolia (only in timothy)
Bladder campion Silene vulgaris (only in timothy)
Lepyrodiclis Lepyrodicilis holsteoides
Velvetleaf Abutilon theophrasti

[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, 15.49.081, 15.49.310, 15.49.370(3) and chapter 17.24 RCW. 00-24-077, 16-302-100, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-01-111, filed 12/21/05, effective 1/21/06)

WAC 16-302-105   Seed certification -- Objectionable weeds.   The following weeds are considered objectionable noxious weeds for the purpose of seed certification.


ENGLISH OR

COMMON NAME

BOTANICAL OR

SCIENTIFIC NAME

Blackgrass or Slender foxtail Alopecurus myosuroides
Blue lettuce Lactuca tatarica
Docks and Sorrel Rumex spp.
Field pennycress (fanweed) Thlaspi arvense
Field sandbur Cenchrus incertus
Halogeton or Clustered barilla salt Halogeton glomeratus C.A. Mey.
Medusahead Taeniatherum caput-medusea subsp. caputmedusae
Plantains Plantago spp.
Poverty weed Iva axillaris Pursh.
Puncturevine Tribulus terrestris L.
St. Johnswort Hypericum perforatum L.
Dalmation toadflax Linaria dalmatica (L.) Mill.
Yellow toadflax Linaria vulgaris Hill.
Western ragweed Ambrosia psilostachya DC.
Wild mustard Sinapis arvensis subsp. arvensis
Wild oat Avena fatua L.
Gromwell (in small grain) Buglossoides arvensis
Bedstraw Galium spp. (in alfalfa only)
Black mustard Brassica nigra
Brown mustard Brassica juncea (in rapeseed only)
Wild radish Raphanus raphanistrum
Dyers woad Isatis tinctoria

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.49, 17.24, and 34.05 RCW. 06-01-111, 16-302-105, filed 12/21/05, effective 1/21/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, 15.49.081, 15.49.310, 15.49.370(3) and chapter 17.24 RCW. 00-24-077, 16-302-105, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.]

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