WSR 10-15-123

EXPEDITED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed July 21, 2010, 10:42 a.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Expedited repeal of chapter 365-140 WAC, State funding of local emergency food programs.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Teresa Norman, Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560 , AND RECEIVED BY September 21, 2010.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Chapter 68, Laws of 2010, transferred the authority to administer state emergency food programs from the department of general administration and the department of commerce to the department of agriculture (WSDA) effective July 1, 2010. Therefore, the rules found in chapter 365-140 WAC are being moved to a new chapter under TITLE 16 WAC, Department of agriculture, and chapter 365-140 WAC will be repealed.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Chapter 68, Laws of 2010, transferred the authority to administer state emergency food programs from the department of general administration and the department of commerce to WSDA. Chapter 365-140 WAC is implemented by the department of commerce. Moving the rules for state emergency food programs found in chapter 365-140 WAC to a new WAC chapter under TITLE 16 WAC, allows the department of agriculture to implement these rules and chapter 365-140 WAC is no longer needed.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 68, Laws of 2010; chapter 34.05 RCW.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 68, Laws of 2010.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Department of agriculture, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Ken Harden, Olympia, (360) 902-1932; Implementation and Enforcement: Kim Eads, Tacoma, (253) 539-2031.

July 21, 2010

Kennith R. Harden

Assistant Director


REPEALER

     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
WAC 365-140-010 Authority.
WAC 365-140-020 Purpose.
WAC 365-140-030 Definitions.
WAC 365-140-040 Contractor funding allocation and award of contracts.
WAC 365-140-050 Applicant eligibility criteria.
WAC 365-140-060 Financial support application process.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office