WSR 98-08-022

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

[Filed March 20, 1998, 9:49 a.m.]



Subject of Possible Rule Making: Revisions to chapter 16-86 WAC, Brucellosis, tuberculosis and scrapie in sheep and goats

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 16.36.040

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: General revision of the rule and consideration of a pilot rule project to allow veterinarians to vaccinate female cattle older than twelve months of age (mature) with RB-51 Brucella vaccine

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: United States Department of Agriculture biologics license all biologics. Present labeling allows adult vaccination with permission of state authorities

Process for Developing New Rule: Pilot rule making; a pilot project with volunteer veterinarians will be instituted by May 1, 1998, to evaluate changing vaccination rules in chapter 16-86 WAC to allow mature brucellosis vaccination

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Dr. Robert W. Mead, State Veterinarian, Washington State Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 42577, Olympia, WA 98504-2577, (360) 902-1878, FAX (360) 902-2087, e-mail rmead@agr.wa.gov

March 17, 1998

Candace A. Jacobs

Assistant Director

Legislature Code Reviser 

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office