WSR 00-03-078

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed January 19, 2000, 10:07 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: General pesticide regulations, possible revisions to WAC 16-228-1400 Pesticide labeling.

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: Add regulatory authority and clarify wording currently in policy.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Delegated state authority from federal (Environmental Protection Agency).

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 Ted Maxwell, Washington State Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 42589, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 902-2026, tmaxwell@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