WSR 14-02-021
[Filed December 20, 2013, 1:23 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: In response to a petition for rule making, the Washington state department of agriculture (WSDA) is seeking public comment on whether changes should be made to WAC 16-06-210(29), the WSDA public disclosure rule which releases information for animal numbers, acreage, nutrients generated and exported and crop yields in numeric ranges.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 42.56.610 and 90.64.190.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: WSDA received a petition to revise the numeric ranges in WAC 16-06-210(29) for animal numbers, acreage, nutrients generated and exported and crop yields. WSDA is soliciting comment from interested parties related to their experiences with the rule and suggestions for how the rule might be improved.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Amendments will be distributed to stakeholders for comment.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Virginia Prest, Dairy Nutrient Management Program (DNMP), P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560, or, office (360) 902-2894, fax (360) 902-2000. To be notified of activities regarding this CR-101 or be added to DNMP's e-mail stakeholder list please send e-mail to, please reference "WAC 16-06-210(29) Stakeholder input" in the subject line.
December 20, 2013
Ted Maxwell
Assistant Director
Pesticide Management Division