WSR 00-03-080

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


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

Subject of Possible Rule Making: General pesticide regulations, chapter 16-228 WAC, possible revisions to WAC 16-228-1010 Definitions, 16-228-1040 Response time, 16-228-1150 Dispositions, 16-228-1200 Restrictions, 16-228-1230 RUPs, 16-228-1270 Seed crops, 16-228-1380 Vertebrate control, 16-228-1385 Compounds 1080, 16-228-1540 Exams, and 16-228-1580 Exemptions.

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: 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 Ann Wick, Washington State Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 42589, Olympia, WA 98404 [98504], (360) 902-2051, awick@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