WSR 97-14-049



[Filed June 27, 1997, 4:56 p.m.]

The Following Sections are Proposed for Expedited Repeal: WAC 16-650-001, 16-654-030, 16-654-040, 16-654-050, 16-654-060, 16-660-001, 16-660-010, 16-666-002, 16-666-003, 16-666-030, 16-666-040, 16-666-050, 16-666-060, 16-666-070, 16-666-080, 16-666-090, 16-666-100, 16-666-110, 16-666-120, 16-666-130, 16-670-001, and 16-670-010.

Rules Proposed for Expedited Repeal Meet the Following Criteria: Rule is no longer necessary because of changed circumstances.

Any person who objects to the repeal of the rule must file a written objection to the repeal within thirty days after publication of this preproposal statement of inquiry.

Address Your Objection to: Dannie McQueen, Rules Coordinator, Washington State Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560.

Reason the Expedited Repeal of the Rule is Appropriate: The Department of Agriculture, weights and measures program, adopted uniform procedures and requirements contained in National Institute of Standards and Technology Handbooks, as such, eliminating additional requirements for rule promulgation/modification. Weights and measures requirement pertaining to the five areas can be cross referenced and located as indicated in the outline below. WAC 16-670-001 and 16-670-010 (Weights and measures--Prepackage checking procedure) is referenced to Handbook 133, "Checking the Net Contents of Packaged Goods." WAC 16-666-002 through 16-666-130 (Weights and measures--Packaging and labeling requirements) is referenced to Handbook 130, "Uniform Package and Labeling Regulation." WAC 16-650-001 (Weights and measures--Absorbent tissues) is referenced to Handbook 130, "Uniform packaging and labeling Regulation." WAC 16-654-030 through 16-654-060 (Weights and measures--Fluid dairy products) and WAC 16-660-001 through 16-660-010 (Weights and measures--Solid wood fuel) are referenced to Handbook 130, "Uniform Regulation for the Method of Sale of Commodities."

June 19, 1997

Julie C. Sandberg

Assistant Director

Legislature Code Reviser


Washington State Code Reviser's Office