WSR 98-07-069



[Filed March 17, 1998, 1:38 p.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Adoption of current uniform rules that have been developed by the National Conference on Weights and Measures. The uniform rules are in the form of handbooks, specifically handbook 44 and handbook 130, 1998 editions. The handbooks provide specifications, technical requirements, tolerances and procedures relative to weights and measures, chapter 16-662, Weights and measures--National handbooks

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 19.94.195, 19.94.150

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule would update Washington's legal requirements to adopt and conform with the standards and practices contained in the national handbooks

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 agency will consult with the Weights and Measures Advisory Group

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 Manager, 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

March 17, 1998

Julie C. Sandberg

Assistant Director

Legislature Code Reviser 


Washington State Code Reviser's Office