WSR 00-23-096

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed November 21, 2000, 10:39 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: November 21, 2000.

Purpose: Amending the existing grape virus quarantine rule, which places restrictions on import of grapevines into the state, by eliminating one virus disease - stem pitting - from the list of quarantine diseases. Restrictions intended to prevent import of three other grape virus diseases would remain unchanged.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 16-483-001 and 16-483-030.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 17.24 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 00-20-092 on October 4, 2000.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

November 21, 2000

Jim Jesernig

Director

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 00-05-105, filed 2/16/00, effective 3/18/00)

WAC 16-483-001
Grape virus quarantine -- Establishing quarantine.

The production of wine grapes, juice grapes, and grape planting stock are important industries in the state of Washington. The director has determined that these industries are threatened by the introduction and establishment of the virus diseases known as leafroll, fanleaf((,)) and corky bark((, and stem pitting)) that are not known to occur in the state of Washington. The presence of these virus diseases cannot be determined by the most rigorous visual examination of dormant grape planting stock. The introduction and establishment of these virus diseases would entail great economic loss to the grape industries of the state. To minimize this risk, the director, under the authority provided in chapter 17.24 RCW, has established a quarantine setting forth rules for the importation of grape planting stock into the state of Washington.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 17.24 RCW. 00-05-105, 16-483-001, filed 2/16/00, effective 3/18/00. Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.13 and 17.24 RCW. 91-21-042, 16-483-001, filed 10/11/91, effective 11/11/91; Order 1146, 16-483-001, filed 3/16/70, effective 5/1/70.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 00-05-105, filed 2/16/00, effective 3/18/00)

WAC 16-483-030
Grape virus quarantine -- Regulations.

Grape planting stock will be admitted into the state of Washington provided the following provisions are complied with:

(1) The grape planting stock has been certified in accordance with the regulations of an official grapevine certification program that includes inspection and testing by methods approved by the director for fanleaf, leafroll((, stem pitting,)) and corky bark virus diseases. An official certificate issued by the plant protection organization of the state of origin certifying that the grapevines meet the requirements of this chapter must accompany the grape planting stock into the state.

(2) All shipments of grape planting stock must be plainly marked with the contents on the outside of the package or container.

(3) Persons shipping or transporting grape planting stock into this state from areas under quarantine shall notify the department by mail or telefacsimile prior to shipment. The notification must include the nature of the grape planting stock (such as live plants, hardwood cuttings, softwood cuttings, rootstocks, or other similar categories), the quantity in each shipment, the expected date of arrival, the name of the intended receiver and the destination. The person to whom the articles are shipped shall hold the articles until the grape planting stock is inspected and/or released by the department.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 17.24 RCW. 00-05-105, 16-483-030, filed 2/16/00, effective 3/18/00. Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.13 and 17.24 RCW. 91-21-042, 16-483-030, filed 10/11/91, effective 11/11/91; Order 1146, 16-483-030, filed 3/16/70, effective 5/1/70.]

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