WSR 98-08-099

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

[Filed April 1, 1998, 10:45 a.m.]



Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 16-557 WAC, Washington Asparagus Commission. Adopt rules governing promotional hosting expenses

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 15.04.200 and 15.65.380

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Agricultural commodity commissions are authorized to make expenditures for promotional hosting for agricultural development and trade promotion. These rules will establish guidelines for expenditures

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 board of the Asparagus Commission may adopt rules and regulations of technical or administrative nature, subject to the provisions of chapter 34.05 RCW, Administrative Procedure Act

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Address request for information and comments to Jeanne Pickel, Chair, Washington Asparagus Commission, 2705 St. Andrews Loop, Pasco, WA 99301, phone (509) 544-9363, FAX (509) 544-9056

April 1, 1998

Jeanne Pickel, Chair

Asparagus Commission

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