WSR 09-15-006

AGENDA

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed July 1, 2009, 3:59 p.m. ]

Following is the department of agriculture's semi-annual rules development agenda for the period of July 1 through December 31, 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

July 1 - December 31, 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
Animal Services Division
Chapter 16-54 WAC Animal importation Lynn Briscoe

Special Assistant to the State Veterinarian

phone (360) 902-1987

August 2009 December 2009 February 2010 Clarifying importation requirements for birds and poultry.
Chapter 16-70 WAC Animal diseases -- Reporting Lynn Briscoe

Special Assistant to the State Veterinarian

phone (360) 902-1987

August 2009 December 2009 February 2010 Reportable diseases.
Chapter 16-71 WAC Equine infectious anemia Lynn Briscoe

Special Assistant to the State Veterinarian

phone (360) 902-1987

August 2009 December 2009 February 2010 Equine diseases in Washington state.
Chapter 16-80 WAC Pseudorabies in swine Lynn Briscoe

Special Assistant to the State Veterinarian

phone (360) 902-1987

August 2009 December 2009 February 2010 Swine diseases in Washington state.
Chapter 16-604 WAC Public livestock markets Lynn Briscoe

Special Assistant to the State Veterinarian

phone (360) 902-1987

August 2009 December 2009 February 2010 Animal health regulations at public livestock markets.
Commodity Inspection Division
Chapters 16-301 and 16-302 WAC General seed regulations; general rules for seed certification Victor Shaul

Seed Program Operations Manager

phone (509) 225-2630

CR-105

May 2009

July 2009 Updating common and scientific names of prohibited, restricted, and objectionable weed seeds.
Food Safety and Consumer Services
Chapter 16-157 WAC Organic food standards and certification Miles McEvoy

Organic Food Program Manager

phone (360) 902-1924

CR-105

May 2009

July 2009 Adopting the September 11, 2006, version of the national organic program.
Chapter 16-157 WAC or new WAC Organic food standards and certification or new rule Miles McEvoy

Organic Food Program Manager

phone (360) 902-1924

July 2009 November 2009 TBD International organic program.
Chapter 16-167 WAC Intrastate commerce in foods Claudia Coles

Food Safety Program Manager

phone (360) 902-1905

October 2009 February 2009 TBD Updating references to federal law and review seafood HACCP requirements.
Chapter 16-170 WAC Special permits for slaughtering poultry Food Safety Program Manager

phone (360) 902-1905

April 2009 June 2009 July 2009 Revisions include all poultry and allow for a two year permit. Emergency rule will also be filed to cover until permanent rule is effective.
New WAC

Nora Mena

Livestock Nutrient Management Program Manager

phone (360) 902-2894

July 2009 November 2009 TBD Livestock nutrient management program enforcement and penalty matrix.
Pesticide Management Division
Chapter 16-230 WAC Use of chemicals and chemically treated materials in certain counties Cliff Weed

Compliance Program

Program Manager

phone (360) 902-2036

May 2009 August 2009 September 2009 Modify the nozzle requirements for air and ground applications. Definition change for "commercial vineyard."
Chapter 16-231 WAC Restricted use herbicides Cliff Weed

Compliance Program

Program Manager

phone (360) 902-2036

May 2009 August 2009 September 2009 Modify the nozzle requirements for air and ground applications. Definition change for "commercial vineyard."
Chapter 16-232 WAC Restricted use herbicides in certain counties Cliff Weed

Compliance Program

Program Manager

phone (360) 902-2036

May 2009 August 2009 September 2009 Modify the nozzle requirements for air and ground applications. Definition change for "commercial vineyard."
Chapter 16-233 WAC Worker protection standards Ann Wick

Program Development Program Manager

phone (360) 902-2051

CR-105

May 2009

July 2009 Adopt federal changes for use of glove liners.
Chapter 16-228 WAC Vertebrate control pesticides Cliff Weed

Compliance Program

Program Manager

phone (360) 902-2036

May 2009 August 2009 September 2009 Modify distribution and use requirements for rodenticides.
Chapter 16-230 WAC Use restricted herbicides Ann Wick

Program Development Program Manager

phone (360) 902-2051

CR-105

July 2009

September 2009 Correct error in section title.
Chapter 16-231 WAC Use restricted herbicides Ann Wick

Program Development Program Manager

phone (360) 902-2051

CR-105

July 2009

September 2009 Correct error in chapter heading.
Chapter 16-232 WAC Use restricted herbicides Ann Wick

Program Development Program Manager

phone (360) 902-2051

July 2009 September 2009 Correct error in chapter heading and section title.
Plant Protection Division
Chapter 16-354 WAC Hop rootstock certification Mary Toohey

Assistant Director

phone (360) 902-1907

April 2009 July 2009 September 2009 The department is proposing to amend the hop certification rule to change the criteria for certification. The proposal would add viroid and virus diseases to the list that certified hop planting stock needs to be free of. In addition, the department is proposing to revise the current language to make it more clear and readable and reflect current industry practices.
Chapter 16-401 WAC Nursery inspection fees (Christmas tree licensing) Tom Wessels

Plant Services Program Manager

phone (360) 902-1984

July 2009 September 2009 November 2009 The department is considering establishing Christmas tree licensing fees, as authorized in the 2009 session of the legislature.
Chapter 16-401 WAC Nursery inspection fees Tom Wessels

Plant Services Program Manager

phone (360) 902-1984

July 2009 August 2009 October 2009 The department is considering increasing the nursery dealer licensing fees and requested inspection fees, as authorized in the 2009 session of the legislature. In addition, the department may amend the existing language to increase its clarity and readability and update the language to conform to current industry and regulatory standards.
Chapter 16-470 WAC Quarantine -- Agricultural pests (eastern filbert blight quarantine) Tom Wessels

Plant Services Program Manager

phone (360) 902-1984

October 2008 May 2009 September 2009 The department is considering initiating a quarantine that would place restrictions on the importation of hazelnut plants into Washington state in response to eastern filbert blight and at the request of the hazelnut industry.
Chapter 16-470 WAC Quarantine -- Agricultural pests (onion white rot disease) Tom Wessels

Plant Services Program Manager

phone (360) 902-1984

April 2009 July 2009 August 2009 The department is proposing to revise the current onion white rot disease rule by adding Benton County to the existing pest-free area. In addition, the department may amend the existing language to increase its clarity and readability and update the language to conform to current industry and regulatory standards.
Chapter 16-470 WAC Quarantine -- Agricultural pests (apple maggot quarantine) Brad White

Pest Program Manager

phone (360) 902-2071

May 2009 July 2009 September 2009 The department is reviewing the apple maggot and plum curculio provisions of its agricultural quarantine rule and may propose to modify conditions and boundaries established in the rule. In addition, the department may amend the existing language to increase its clarity and readability and update the language to conform to current industry and regulatory standards.
Chapter 16-470 WAC Plant pathology fees Tom Wessels

Plant Services Program Manager

phone (360) 902-1984

July 2009 August 2009 October 2009 The department is considering increasing the laboratory diagnostic and postentry inspection fees, as authorized in the 2009 session of the legislature. In addition, the department may amend the existing language to increase its clarity and readability and update the language to conform to current industry and regulatory standards.
Chapter 16-497 WAC Hop disease quarantine Mary Toohey

Assistant Director

phone (360) 902-1907

April 2009 July 2009 September 2009 At the request of the affected industry, the department is proposing to amend the hop disease quarantine rule by adding viroid and virus diseases to the list that hop planting stock entering the state needs to be certified free of. In addition, the department is proposing to revise the current language to make it more clear and readable and to reflect current industry practices.
Chapter 16-623 WAC Commission Merchant Act -- Licensing fees, proof of payment, cargo manifest and registration of acreage commitments Kirk Robinson

Weights and Measures Program Manager

phone (360) 902-1856

July 2009 August 2009 October 2009 The department is considering increasing the fees for licenses issued under chapter 20.01 RCW, as authorized in the 2009 session of the legislature. In addition, the department may amend the existing language to increase its clarity and readability and update the language to conform to current industry and regulatory standards.
Chapter 16-662 WAC Weights and measures -- National handbook Kirk Robinson

Weights and Measures Program Manager

phone (360) 902-1856

April 2009 July 2009 September 2009 The department is considering adopting: (1) The 2009 edition of NIST Handbook 44 (Specifications, Tolerances, and Other Technical Requirements for Weighing and Measuring Devices) as required by RCW 19.94.195; (2) the 2009 edition of NIST Handbook 130 (Uniform Laws and Regulations in the Areas of Legal Metrology and Engine Fuel Quality); (3) modifications to the multi-tier pricing requirements specified in NIST Handbook 44 relative to motor fuels; and (4) modifications to the retail dispenser labeling requirements relative to lower blends of biodiesel specified in NIST Handbook 130 in compliance with statute.
Chapter 16-662 WAC Weights and measures -- National handbook (entrained water) Kirk Robinson

Weights and Measures Program Manager

phone (360) 902-1856

May 2009 July 2009 September2009 The department is considering adopting standards for entrained water in motor fuels.
Chapter 16-752 WAC Noxious weed control Tom Wessels

Plant Services Program Manager

phone (360) 902-1984

January 2009 July 2009 September 2009 The department is considering adding additional species to the wetland and aquatic weed quarantine and the noxious weed seed and plant quarantine, revising the permit provisions, and making the rule more clear and readable.

Teresa Norman

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office