WSR 99-04-066

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed February 1, 1999, 12:45 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Update and review of chapter 16-125 WAC. Provisions were corrected by updating references and removing provisions that no longer are applicable to the industry regulated. Name was changed to include bulk milk tankers as they are also included under rule with bulk milk storage units for clarification.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 15.36.021.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To establish standards for installation and construction of bulk milk tanks and bulk milk tankers.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Rule as amended will be sent to affected industry, Dairy Inspection Program Advisory Committee (DIPAC) and Food Safety Advisory Committee (FSAC) for review and comment.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Verne E. Hedlund, 1111 Washington Street, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560, phone (360) 902-1860, fax (360) 902-2087.

January 28, 1999

Candace A. Jacobs, DVM

Assistant Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office