WSR 00-03-077

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed January 19, 2000, 10:05 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: General pesticide regulations, chapter 16-228 WAC, possible revisions to WAC 16-228-1220 Restrictions, 16-228-1240 Signs, 16-228-1250 Phenoxy, 16-228-1300 Distribution records, 16-228-1320 Applicator requirements, and 16-228-2000 WDO.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapters 15.58, 17.21 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Regulatory rule review to update regulations and clarify wording and requirements.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: A rules review was conducted in accordance with the Governor's Executive Order 97-02. Results of this review was shared with representatives of the rule stakeholders for input.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Cliff Weed, Washington State Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 42589, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 902-2036, cweed@agr.wa.gov; or Laurie Mauerman, Washington State Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 42589, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 902-2012, fax (360) 902-2093.

January 19, 2000

Cliff Weed

for Bob Arrington

Assistant Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office