WSR 01-18-052

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed August 30, 2001, 3:16 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: August 30, 2001.

Purpose: With the development of the customer assisted inspection program, an additional fee schedule category is needed which allows for a reduction in inspection fees. This is due to the fact that the industry is providing personnel to perform inspections with oversight provided by the Washington State Department of Agriculture, fruit and vegetable inspection program.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Chapter 16-400 WAC, Fruit and vegetable inspection fees.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 15.17.140.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 01-15-086 on July 18, 2001.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

August 30, 2001

William E. Brookreson

Deputy Director

OTS-5148.1


NEW SECTION
WAC 16-400-045   Grade and condition certificates -- Customer assisted inspection program (CAIP) certification charges -- Fruits and vegetables.   Charges for grade and condition certificates for all fruits and vegetables issued under this section shall be:

(1) The minimum charge for grade and condition certificates for all fresh fruits and vegetables shall be nine dollars.

(2) Charges for grade and condition certificates for fresh market fruit and vegetables in containers - wrapped, place pack, face and fill, in bags, master containers, consumer packages, or loose in bulk cartons, boxes, crates, bins or in bags, per cwt. or fraction thereof:

(a) Federal-state grade certification shall be three-fourths of the cwt. rates specified in WAC 16-400-010 (2)(a) and 16-400-040 (2)(a), but not less than the hourly rate of thirty dollars.

(b) Should the cwt. rate charges total less than thirty dollars per staff hour worked, additional certification charges shall be assessed to equal thirty dollars per hour worked.

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