WSR 10-12-078



[ Filed June 1, 2010, 8:21 a.m. ]

Continuance of WSR 10-07-146.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 10-01-103.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 16-54 WAC, Animal importation.

Subsequent to public hearings, the department is extending the adoption date.

Date of Intended Adoption: June 23, 2010.

Submit Written Comments to: Teresa Norman, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560, e-mail, fax (360) 902-2092.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules:

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 16.36.040 and chapter 34.05 RCW.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 16.36 RCW.

Name of Proponent: Washington state department of agriculture (WSDA), governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Paul Kohrs, DVM, Olympia, (360) 902-1835; and Enforcement: Leonard E. Eldridge, DVM, Olympia, (360) 902-1881.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. RCW 19.85.030(1) requires that WSDA prepare a small business economic impact statement (SBEIS) if proposed rules will impose more than minor costs on affected businesses or industry. The department has analyzed the economic effects of the proposed revisions and has concluded that they do not impose more than minor costs on small businesses in the regulated industry, and, therefore, a formal SBEIS is not required.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. WSDA is not a listed agency under RCW 34.05.328 (5)(a)(i).

June 1, 2010

Leonard E. Eldridge, DVM

State Veterinarian

Washington State Code Reviser's Office