WSR 98-07-098

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

[Filed March 18, 1998, 10:30 a.m.]



Subject of Possible Rule Making: Consider a petition from industry to issue a marketing order to create a Washington State Turf Grass Commission

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Washington State Agricultural Enabling Act, chapter 15.65 RCW

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The marketing order will allow producers of turf grass seed in the state to help themselves economically by funding research programs for the development of better and more effective production practices

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

Process for Developing New Rule: The issuance of a marketing order shall be accomplished according to the procedures set forth in chapter 15.65 RCW, Washington State Agricultural Enabling Act of 1961, which includes conducting a referendum vote of the affected producers

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Walter Swenson, Agricultural Programs Administrator, Washington Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560, phone (360)902-1928, FAX (360) 902-2092. A public hearing will be set to give interested parties an opportunity to participate and comment on the proposed marketing order

March 18, 1998

William E. Brookreson

Assistant Director

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