PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: General pesticide regulations, chapter 16-228 WAC, possible revisions to WAC 16-228-1500 License, 16-228-1520 Insurance, and 16-228-1545 Pesticide exams.
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. Add possible new section on categories and minimum passing score for pesticide license examinations.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Federal - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) laws. Rules will remain consistent with federal laws. EPA will be informed of proposals.
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 Margaret Tucker, Washington State Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 42589, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 902-2015, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Laurie Mauerman, Washington State Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 42589, Olympia, WA 98584 , (360) 902-2012, fax (360) 902-2093.
January 19, 2000
for Bob Arrington