WSR 98-07-107

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

[Filed March 18, 1998, 11:27 a.m.]



Subject of Possible Rule Making: Repeal of the chrysanthemum white rust disease quarantine, chapter 16-471 WAC

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 17.24.041

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The existing state quarantine was designed to complement a federal quarantine governing international and interstate shipment of possible hosts of chrysanthemum white rust. Since then the federal regulations have changed, state standards for plant health have been modified, and our knowledge of the disease has expanded. The current rule is outdated and no longer necessary

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: United States Department of Agriculture, Plant Protection and Quarantine, Animal Health and Inspection Service

Process for Developing New Rule: Washington State Department of Agriculture representatives discuss proposed rule change with affected stakeholders and then publish the rule proposal

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Tom Wessels, Plant Services Program Manager, Washington State Department of Agriculture, Laboratory Services Division, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560, phone (360) 902-1984, FAX (360) 902-2094, e-mail twessels@agr.wa.gov

March 18, 1998

Mary A. Martin Toohey

Assistant Director

Legislature Code Reviser 

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Washington State Code Reviser's Office