DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
[Filed April 10, 1997, 9:14 a.m.]
Continuance of WSR 97-04-077.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 96-16-084.
Title of Rule: State fair fund - proration.
Purpose: Amend the formula for allocation of state fair funds to community fairs.
Other Identifying Information: WAC 16-700-021.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 15.76.180.
Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 15.76 RCW, Agricultural fairs, youth shows.
Summary: The amendment will allow the director of agriculture to adjust the minimum basic allocation to community fairs under certain circumstances.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Changes will allow the director to make proportional changes in state aid to agricultural fairs to ensure an equitable allocation.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Walter Swenson, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, WA 98504-2560, (360) 902-1928.
Name of Proponent: Washington State Fairs Commission, Washington State Department of Agriculture, governmental.
Agency Comments or Recommendations, if any, as to Statutory Language, Implementation, Enforcement, and Fiscal Matters: Postponement of hearing date and adoption date.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Hearing Location: Washington State Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Building, Room 205, 1111 North Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Olympia, WA 98504-2560, on May 7, 1997, at 10:00 a.m.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Walter Swenson by May 1, 1997, TDD (360) 902-1996, or (360) 902-1928.
Submit Written Comments to: Walter Swenson, Washington State Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560, FAX (360) 902-2089, by May 7, 1997.
Date of Intended Adoption: May 30, 1997.
April 2, 1997
William E. Brookreson