WSR 09-15-152

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed July 21, 2009, 10:27 a.m. , effective August 21, 2009 ]


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

Purpose: The United States National Organic Program was amended in October 2008. The current WAC 16-157-020 adopts the September 11, 2006, version of the National Organic Program and needs to be updated. The rule making adopts the most current version of the National Organic Program dated October 9, 2008.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 15.86 RCW.

Other Authority: Chapter 34.05 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 09-11-034 on May 11, 2009.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: July 21, 2009.

Dan Newhouse

Director

OTS-2341.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-23-108, filed 11/17/06, effective 12/18/06)

WAC 16-157-020   Adoption of the National Organic Program.   The Washington state department of agriculture adopts the standards of the National Organic Program, 7 CFR Part 205, effective ((September 11, 2006)) October 9, 2008, for the production and handling of organic crops, livestock, and processed food products. The National Organic Program rules may be obtained from the department.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.86.060 and 15.86.070. 06-23-108, 16-157-020, filed 11/17/06, effective 12/18/06. Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.86 and 34.05 RCW. 04-24-015, 16-157-020, filed 11/22/04, effective 12/23/04. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.86 RCW. 03-03-044, 16-157-020, filed 1/10/03, effective 2/10/03; 02-10-090, 16-157-020, filed 4/29/02, effective 5/30/02.]

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