DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
[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