WSR 99-06-072

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed March 2, 1999, 11:25 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: February 26, 1999.

Purpose: This rule will specify standard weights and tare weights for hop bales.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 19.94.190 [(1)](a).

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 99-02-066 on January 6, 1999.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: WAC 16-645-005, change to read, "The weight for a bale of hops is fixed at from one hundred seventy-five to two hundred thirty pounds." Proposed language set the upper weight limit at two hundred ten pounds industry requested two hundred thirty pounds.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

February 26, 1999

James M. Jesernig

Director

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NEW SECTION
WAC 16-645-005
Hops--Bale.

The standard weight for a bale of hops is fixed at from one hundred seventy-five to two hundred thirty pounds.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 16-645-010
Hops--Tare.

(1) The amount of tare to be deducted from the gross weight of each bale of hops grown and sold is fixed at five pounds per bale for bales wrapped in burlap cloth. The tare for bales wrapped in plastic baling cloth is fixed at zero.

(2) Any vendor of hops using heavier sacking than specified above or using any extraneous material in the baling thereof shall have the additional sacking or extraneous material deducted as additional tare.

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