WSR 00-10-104

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed May 3, 2000, 10:21 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 16-212 WAC, WSDA grain inspection program -- Fee schedule.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 22.09 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To explore whether the current definition of "official commercial" will meet an emerging industry need. Recent industry inquiries relative to the potential application of this rule requires a determination of whether additional definition and fees need to be developed in order to better serve the industry.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: [No information supplied by agency.]

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Randall R. Deike, Grain Inspection Program Manager, Commodity Inspection Division, Washington State Department of Agriculture, 1111 Washington Street S.E., P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560, phone (360) 902-1921, fax (360) 902-2085, e-mail rdeike@agr.wa.gov.

May 3, 2000

Robert W. Gore

Assistant Director

Commodity Inspection Division

Washington State Code Reviser's Office