WSR 01-08-054

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed April 2, 2001, 1:36 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: General pesticide rules, chapter 16-228 WAC.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapters 17.21, 15.58 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Correct grammar; add wording regarding pollen shedding corn, methyl parathion (allow for elimination of the methyl parathion pollen shedding corn orders, eliminate wording on cancelled uses); correct editing errors and combine wording in some sections; drop sections and move sections relating to record keeping for distributors to two new sections for clarity and accuracy; allow the department to issue more overall permits for EUPs (efficiency); modify pesticide licensing examination requirements (agency policy clarified in rule).

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Federal Environmental Protection Agency, coordination and communication via established procedures.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study; and stakeholder input.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Bob Arrington, Assistant Director, Pesticide Management Division, Ann Wick, Program Manager, Program Development, Licensing and Certification, Ted Maxwell, Program Manager, Registration or Cliff Weed, Program Manager, Compliance; at the Department of Agriculture, Pesticide Management Division, P.O. Box 42589, Olympia, WA 98504-2589, phone (360) 902-2010, fax (360) 902-2093.

March 29, 2001

Bob Arrington

Assistant Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office