Title of Rule: Washington Egg Commission in chapter 16-514 WAC.
Purpose: These rules establish Washington Egg Commission marketing order for the purposes established under chapter 15.65 RCW.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 15.65 RCW.
Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 15.65 RCW.
Summary: This proposal would terminate the Washington Egg Commission. A hearing will be held under the provisions of chapter 15.65 RCW to determine whether termination of the commission would effectuate the declared policy of the statute and the marketing order is not needed.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: The Washington Egg Commission submitted a request to the director to terminate the commission.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Deborah L. Anderson, Program Manager, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, WA 98504-2560, (360) 902-1809.
Name of Proponent: Washington Egg Commission, governmental.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: These rules establish Washington Egg Commission marketing order for the purposes established under chapter 15.65 RCW. The marketing order enables producers of eggs to conduct programs for advertising, labeling, sales, promotion, and consumer education; and provide for research in the production, processing, or marketing of eggs. These programs are supported through an assessment on eggs, which is paid by egg producers.
The Washington Egg Commission has requested the director of agriculture to terminate the commission and this proposal would terminate the commission.
Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: Chapter 16-514 WAC, Washington Egg Commission marketing order would be repealed.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This proposal would eliminate the marketing order for the Washington Egg Commission and its provisions. Under the provisions of chapter 15.65 RCW a referendum of the affected parties would be required to terminate the commission.
Section 201, chapter 403, Laws of 1995, does not apply to this rule adoption. The Washington State Department of Agriculture is not a named agency under section 201.
Hearing Location: Washington State Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Building, Room 259, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, WA 98504, on November 2, 2000, at 10:00 a.m.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Lou Jones by October 26, 2000, TDD (360) 902-1996, or (360) 902-1806.
Submit Written Comments to: Deborah L. Anderson, Program Manager, Administrative Regulations Program, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560, fax (360) 902-1809, by November 2, 2000, 5:00 p.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: November 30, 2000.
September 20, 2000
William E. Brookreson