WSR 10-02-048

AGENDA

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed December 30, 2009, 4:24 p.m. ]

Following is the department of agriculture's semi-annual rules development agenda for the period of January 1 through June 30, 2010. 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 at tnorman@agr.wa.gov.


Semi-Annual Rules Agenda

January 1 - June 30, 2010

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
16-08 Practice and procedure. Dannie McQueen

Administrative Regulations

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1809

TBD TBD TBD Updating references to WAC and addressing the use and procedures for brief adjudicative proceedings.
Animal Services Division
16-30 Restricted feed lots and restricted holding facilities. Jodi Jones

Administrative Assistant

Phone (360) 902-1889

January 2010 TBD TBD Clarifying requirements for restricted holding facilities.
16-54 Animal importation. Jodi Jones

Administrative Assistant

Phone (360) 902-1889

December 2009 February 2010 April 2010 Import requirements.
16-70 Animal diseases -- Reporting. Jodi Jones

Administrative Assistant

Phone (360) 902-1889

December 2009 February 2010 April 2010 Reportable diseases.
16-71 Equine infectious anemia. Jodi Jones

Administrative Assistant

Phone (360) 902-1889

December 2009 February 2010 April 2010 Equine diseases.
16-80 Pseudorabies in swine. Jodi Jones

Administrative Assistant

Phone (360) 902-1889

December 2009 February 2010 April 2010 Swine diseases.
16-92 Notices of infraction. Jodi Jones

Administrative Assistant

Phone (360) 902-1889

December 2009 February 2010 April 2010 Penalty schedule.
16-604 Public livestock markets. Jodi Jones

Administrative Assistant

Phone (360) 902-1889

December 2009 February 2010 April 2010 Health requirements at public livestock markets.
Commodity Inspection Division
16-302-070 When is seed a field inspected by the certifying agency? Victor Shaul

Seed Program Operations Manager

Phone (509) 225-2630

December 2009 January 2010 March 2010 Units of certification for seed fields.
16-302-080 What will cause a seed field to be ineligible for seed certification? Victor Shaul

Seed Program Operations Manager

Phone (509) 225-2630

December 2009 January 2010 March 2010 When a seed field is to be rejected in regards to prohibited noxious weeds.
16-302-560 Miscellaneous field and seed inspection standards for buckwheat, chickpea, field pea, lentil, millet, soybean, sorghum, small grain seed certification. Victor Shaul

Seed Program Operations Manager

Phone (509) 225-2630

December 2009 January 2010 March 2010 When a seed field is to be rejected in regards to prohibited noxious weeds and verification of traits as criteria of seed certification.
16-302-170 Other considerations in applying the standards for certification. Victor Shaul

Seed Program Operations Manager

Phone (509) 225-2630

December 2009 January 2010 March 2010 Verification of traits as criteria of seed certification.
16-302-685 Small grains standards for seed certification. Victor Shaul

Seed Program Operations Manager

Phone (509) 225-2630

December 2009 January 2010 March 2010 Verification of traits as criteria of seed certification.
Food Safety and Consumer Services Division
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.
16-167 Intrastate commerce in foods. Claudia Coles

Food Safety Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1905

TBD TBD TBD Updating references to the code of federal regulation.
New WAC Nora Mena

Livestock Nutrient Management Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-2894

TBD TBD TBD Livestock nutrient management program enforcement and penalty matrix.
16-157 Organic food standards and certification. Les Eklund

Acting Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1891

TBD TBD TBD Transitional certification.
16-160 Registration of materials for organic food production. Les Eklund

Acting Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1891

TBD TBD TBD Procedures for material registration.
Pesticide Management Division
16-230 Use of chemicals and chemically treated materials in certain counties. Cliff Weed

Compliance Program

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-2036

May 2009 February 2010 March 2010 Modify the nozzle requirements for air and ground applications. Definition change for "commercial vineyard."
16-231 Restricted use herbicides. Cliff Weed

Compliance Program

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-2036

May 2009 February 2010 March 2010 Modify the nozzle requirements for air and ground applications. Definition change for "commercial vineyard."
16-232 Restricted use herbicides in certain counties. Cliff Weed

Compliance Program

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-2036

May 2009 February 2010 March 2010 Modify the nozzle requirements for air and ground applications. Definition change for "commercial vineyard."
16-228 Wood destroying organisms. Cliff Weed

Compliance Program

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-2036

May 2009 February 2010 March 2010 Modify wood destroying reporting requirements.
Plant Protection Division
16-462 Grape planting stock -- Registration and certification. Tom Wessels

Plant Services Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1984

January 2010 March 2010 May 2010 The department is considering revising the field eligibility provisions for participation in the grape planting stock program. 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.
16-470 Quarantine -- Agricultural pests. Tom Wessels

Plant Services Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1984

April 2010 June 2010 July 2010 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.

Teresa Norman

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office