WSR 10-01-105

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed December 17, 2009, 11:53 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 16-604 WAC, Public livestock markets -- Health, brands and weights and measures.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapters 16.36 and 34.05 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department proposes to amend chapter 16-604 WAC to correct incorrect references to the Code of Federal Regulation. The proposed amendments will correct those references and will make the rules easier to understand and interpret.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: The Washington state department of agriculture staff will develop the rule proposal with the help of industry input. Interested parties will be given the opportunity to participate during the public hearing and public comment process.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jodi Jones, Washington State Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 902-1889, fax (360) 902-2087, e-mail lbriscoe@agr.wa.gov.

December 17, 2009

Leonard E. Eldridge, DVM

Assistant Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office