The Following Sections are Proposed for Expedited Repeal: WAC 16-228-340, rules relating to ethylene dibromide (EDB) tolerances.
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, Agency Rules Coordinator, Washington State Department of Agriculture, Administrative Regulations Program, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560.
Reason the Expedited Repeal of the Rule is Appropriate: The rule is obsolete since federal action has made the distribution and use of EDB illegal. The United States Environmental Protection Agency cancelled the registration and use of EDB in 1989.
January 21, 1999