WSR 00-18-010

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed August 25, 2000, 8:16 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 00-12-006.

Title of Rule: Chapter 16-674 WAC, Sealing, marking, retesting devices.

Purpose: Repeal WAC 16-674-092 Service agent registration.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 19.94.010, 19.94.190.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 19.94 RCW.

Summary: This action repeals WAC 16-674-092. This section has been written into chapter 16-663 WAC, Service agents -- Reporting, test procedures, standards and calibration of weighing and measuring devices.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: This new rule accomplishes the intent of EO 97-02, regulatory improvement by making the rule clear and readable.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Jerry Buendel, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, WA, (360) 902-1856.

Name of Proponent: , governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: This action repeals WAC 16-674-092. This section has been written into chapter 16-663 WAC, Service agents -- Reporting, test procedures, standards and calibration of weighing and measuring devices. The repeal of WAC 16-674-092 and the addition to chapter 16-663 WAC will place all of the information on service agent registration in a single administrative rule.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: This action repeals WAC 16-674-092.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This repeal does not increase fees or add record-keeping requirements to businesses affected by the administrative rule.

Section 201, chapter 403, Laws of 1995, does not apply to this rule adoption.

Hearing Location: Washington State Department of Agriculture, 21 North First Avenue, Conference Room 238, Yakima, WA 98902, on October 12, 2000, at 11:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jodie Truitt by October 10, 2000, TDD (360) 902-1996, or (360) 902-1976.

Submit Written Comments to: Jerry Buendel, Program Manager, P.O. Box 42560 or 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, WA 98504-2560, e-mail jbuendel@agr.wa.gov, fax (360) 902-2086, by October 10, 2000.

Date of Intended Adoption: October 24, 2000.

August 24, 2000

Candace A. Jacobs, DVM

Assistant Director

OTS-4332.1


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 16-674-092 Service agent registration.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office