WSR 98-09-104

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

[Filed April 22, 1998, 10:22 a.m.]



Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 98-05-104.

Title of Rule: Livestock services--Fees.

Purpose: (1) To delete WAC 16-32-009 which contains an outdated schedule of laboratory fees, (2) to add two new additional optional services offering improved testing for Bovine Leukemia virus and Johne's disease of cattle, and (3) to make the rule clear and readable.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 16.38.060.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 16.38.060.

Summary: New testing methods have made it possible for the microbiology laboratory to provide better service to the livestock industry and animal health.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The new testing method is being made available to the industry at their option.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Mary Toohey, Assistant Director, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 902-1907; Implementation and Enforcement: Linda Polzin, Program Manager, 3939 Cleveland Avenue S.E., Olympia, WA 98501, (360) 753-2228.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: New testing methods have made it possible for the microbiology laboratory to provide better service to the livestock industry and animal health.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: Two new testing methods have been added to the existing rule, and an outdated portion of the WAC (WAC 16-32-009) has been repealed. In addition, changes were made to comply with clear and readable rule standards.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The new tests are voluntary.

Section 201, chapter 403, Laws of 1995, does not apply to this rule adoption. The Washington State Department of Agriculture is not a listed agency in section 201.

Hearing Location: Washington State Department of Agriculture, 1111 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Conference Room 259, Olympia, WA 98504, on June 8, 1998, at 9:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Cathy Jensen by June 1, 1998, TDD (360) 902-1996, or (360) 902-1976.

Submit Written Comments to: Mary Toohey, Assistant Director, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560, phone (360) 902-1907, FAX (360) 902-2094, by June 8, 1998.

Date of Intended Adoption: June 23, 1998.

April 22, 1998

Mary A. Martin Toohey

Assistant Director

OTS-2089.1

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 5043, filed 5/27/94, effective 6/27/94)



WAC 16-32-011  Schedule of laboratory fees. ((Effective July 1, 1994,)) The following fees shall be charged for services performed by the diagnostic laboratory of the laboratory services division, state department of agriculture:

(1) Requests for special scheduling of tests to be conducted within twenty-four hours of sample receipt (STAT testing) will be honored if time and personnel are available. A fifty percent surcharge on all test fees will be charged.

(2) If the owner is a resident of Washington state, the following fees shall apply:
(a) Accession fee for each submission date
(per owner) $10.00
(b) Bacteriology:
Aerobic culture (1-3 tissues per animal) $ 7.95
each additional animal, same owner, same
submission $ 2.20
Antibiotic sensitivity tests (each organism) $ 3.40
Paratuberculosis (Johne's disease) $11.35
each additional sample in herd, same
submission $ 3.40
Milk culture - per animal $ 7.95
each additional animal in herd, same
submission $ 2.20
Trichomoniasis $ 2.80
Campylobacteriosis $ 2.80
(c) Serology:
Food animal:
Single virus or bacteria (CF, Agglutination, AGID):
((1st)) first animal $ 2.80
each additional animal in herd, same
submission $ 1.10
Companion animals:
Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA), AGID, each
animal $ 3.95
Leptospirosis microscopic agglutination
((1st)) first animal (canine) $ 5.65
each additional animal, same owner, same
submission .55
Brucella canis tube agglutination
((1st)) first animal $ 5.65
each additional animal, same owner, same
submission .55
Brucella canis slide agglutination
((1st)) first animal $ 5.65
each additional animal, same owner, same
submission $ 3.45
(d) ELISA testing
Bluetongue (first animal) $ 7.45
each additional animal in herd, same
submission $ 3.70
Bovine leukemia virus (first animal) $ 7.45
each additional animal in herd, same
submission $ 5.00
Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA), each animal $10.60
Paratuberculosis (Johne's), first animal $ 7.45
each additional animal in herd, same
submission $ 5.00
(e) Other services and supplies:
Forwarding of samples to other laboratories $ 5.30
Shipping supplies or samples, handling fee
each shipment $ 3.15
(3) If the owner is an out-of-state resident, the
following fees shall apply:
(a) Accession fee for each submission date
(per owner) $15.00
(b) Bacteriology:
Aerobic culture (1-3 tissues per animal) $11.35
each additional animal, same owner, same
submission $ 3.40
Antibiotic sensitivity tests (each organism) $ 4.50
Paratuberculosis (Johne's disease) $17.05
each additional sample in herd, same
submission $ 4.50
Milk culture - per animal $11.35
each additional animal in herd, same
submission $ 3.40
Trichomoniasis $ 3.95
Campylobacteriosis $ 3.95
(c) Serology:
Food animal:
Single virus or bacteria (CF, Agglutination, AGID):
((1st)) First animal $ 4.50
each additional animal in herd, same
submission $ 1.10
Companion animal:
Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA), AGID, each
animal $ 5.65
Leptospirosis microscopic agglutination
((1st)) first animal (canine) $ 8.50
each additional animal, same owner, same
submission $ 1.70
Brucella canis tube agglutination
((1st)) first animal $ 8.50
each additional animal, same owner, same
submission $ 1.70
Brucella canis slide agglutination
((1st)) first animal $ 8.50
each additional animal, same owner, same
submission $ 5.10
(d) ELISA testing
Bluetongue (first animal) $11.15
each additional animal in herd, same
submission $ 5.55
Bovine leukemia virus (first animal) $11.15
each additional animal in herd, same
submission $ 7.50
Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA), each animal $15.95
Paratuberculosis (Johne's), first animal $11.15
each additional animal in herd, same
submission $ 7.50
(e) Other services and supplies:
Forwarding of samples to other laboratories $ 7.95
Shipping supplies or samples, handling fee
each shipment $ 4.75

(4) A fee shall be charged by the department for any other analysis, supplies or service not listed in this section. Such fees shall be based on labor costs, supply and material costs, and administrative and overhead costs.



[Statutory Authority: Chapter 16.38 RCW. 94-12-053 (Order 5043), 16-32-011, filed 5/27/94, effective 6/27/94.]



REPEALER



The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:



WAC 16-32-009 Schedule of laboratory fees.

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