WSR 98-06-096

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

[Filed March 4, 1998, 11:46 a.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Metrology laboratory fees, chapter 16-575 WAC, Calibration services.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 19.94.190, 19.94.216, 19.94.325.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The rule change would increase fees to comply with the provisions of RCW 19.94.216.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study; and the department will solicit industry comments and inputs on proposed fee structure.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jerry Buendel, Program Manger, Washington State Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures Program, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560, (360) 902-1856, FAX (360) 902-2086, e-mail jbuendel@agr.wa.gov.

March 4, 1998

Julie C. Sandberg

Assistant Director

Legislature Code Reviser

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Washington State Code Reviser's Office