Chapter 33, Laws of 2009 (later codified as chapter 15.115 RCW) created the Washington Grain Commission. It is made up of the former Washington Barley Commission and the former Washington Wheat Commission. The marketing orders that created the former Barley and Wheat Commissions were repealed effective May 8, 2010, in WSR 10-08-093. However, rules adopted by the former Wheat Commission and the former Barley Commission remain in chapters 16-528 and 16-530 WAC, respectively.
RCW 34.05.210 (6)(b) provides that with the consent of the attorney general, the code reviser may remove obsolete rules or parts of rules from the Washington Administrative Code when the adopting agency ceases to exist and the rules are not transferred by statute to a successor agency. Both adopting agencies (commissions) now cease to exist and the rules of the former Wheat and Barley Commissions were not transferred in chapter 15.115 RCW to the Washington Grain Commission, the successor agency.
This letter hereby requests that the code reviser remove the obsolete rules of the former Wheat and Barley Commissions from the Washington Administrative Code. Those sections are:
Jerri L. Thomas
Senior Counsel, AAG
Agriculture & Health Division