WSR 00-24-021

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed November 28, 2000, 4:04 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: November 28, 2000.

Purpose: Amending the existing list of noxious weeds and their seeds, which are prohibited from distribution, transportation, sale, purchase or offer for sale in this state, by addition of twenty-four invasive, nonnative species. All of the proposed additional species are classified as noxious weeds in this state and growing them is already forbidden. In addition, amendments clarify and update rule intent, language and taxonomy.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 16-752-600, 16-752-610, 16-752-630, and 16-752-650.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapters 17.24, 17.10 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 00-21-053 on October 16, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 4, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 3, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 4, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

November 28, 2000

Jim Jesernig

Director

OTS-4428.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 92-07-025, filed 3/10/92, effective 4/10/92)

WAC 16-752-600   Establishing the noxious weed seed and plant quarantine.   Washington agriculture, environmental quality and natural resources are threatened by nonnative, aggressive species of noxious weeds. A number of these noxious weeds are transported and sold within the state of Washington both as nursery plants and as seeds in packets of flower seeds or "wildflower mixes." Subsequent "escape" of these ornamentals has been a documented source of a number of infestations and has resulted in large public and private expenditures by landowners and land managers, weed boards, and weed districts and the department of agriculture to achieve the control mandated in chapter 17.10 RCW. The director of agriculture, pursuant to the powers provided in chapters 17.10 and 17.24 RCW, finds that regulation of the sale of these seed packets and plants is necessary to protect Washington agriculture and natural resources and prevent public and private costs of control.

Note: For rules prescribing the limits of prohibited and restricted noxious weed seeds as contaminants in certified seed, see WAC 16-300-010 through 16-300-025.

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 17.10 and 17.24 RCW. 92-07-025, 16-752-600, filed 3/10/92, effective 4/10/92.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-13-008, filed 6/4/98, effective 7/5/98)

WAC 16-752-610   Noxious weed seed and plant quarantine -- Regulated articles.   All plants, plant parts, and seeds in packets, blends, and "wildflower mixes" of the following listed species are regulated under the terms of this noxious weed seed and plant quarantine:


Scientific Name Common Names
Abutilon theophrasti velvetleaf
Alliaria petiolata garlic mustard
Amorpha fruticosa indigobush, lead plant
Anchusa officinalis common bugloss, alkanet, anchusa
Anthriscus sylvestris wild chervil
Carduus acanthoides plumeless thistle
Carduus nutans musk thistle, nodding thistle
Carduus pycnocephalus Italian thistle
Carduus tenuiflorus slenderflower thistle
Centaurea calcitrapa purple starthistle
Centaurea diffusa diffuse knapweed
Centaurea jacea brown knapweed, rayed knapweed, brown centaury horse-knobs, hardheads
Centaurea jacea x nigra meadow knapweed
Centaurea ((maculosa)) biebersteinii spotted knapweed
Centaurea macrocephala bighead knapweed
Centaurea nigra black knapweed
Centaurea nigrescens Vochin knapweed
Chaenorrhinum minus dwarf snapdragon
((Chrysanthemum leucanthemum oxeye daisy, white daisy, whiteweed, field daisy, marguerite, poorland flower))
Crupina vulgaris common crupina
Cytisus scoparius Scotch broom
Daucus carota wild carrot, Queen Anne's lace
Echium vulgare blueweed, blue thistle, blue devil, viper's bugloss, snake flower
Euphorbia esula leafy spurge
Euphorbia oblongata eggleaf spurge
Galega officinalis goatsrue
Helianthus ciliaris Texas blueweed
Heracleum mantegazzianum giant hogweed, giant cow parsnip
Hibiscus trionum Venice mallow, flower-of-an-hour, bladder ketmia, modesty, shoo-fly
Hieracium aurantiacum orange hawkweed, orange paintbrush, red daisy flameweed, devil's weed, grim-the-collier
((Hieracium pratense yellow hawkweed, yellow paintbrush, devil's paintbrush, yellow devil, field hawkweed, king devil))
Hieracium caespitosum yellow hawkweed, yellow paintbrush, devil's paintbrush, yellow devil, field hawkweed, king devil
Hieracium floribundum yellow devil hawkweed
Hieracium pilosella mouseear hawkweed
Impatiens glandulifera policeman's helmet
Isatis tinctoria dyers' woad
Kochia scoparia kochia, summer-cyprus, burning-bush, fireball, Mexican fireweed
Lepidium latifolium perennial pepperweed
Leucanthemum vulgare oxeye daisy, white daisy, whiteweed, field daisy, marguerite, poorland flower
Linaria ((genistifolia)) dalmatica spp.dalmatica Dalmatian toadflax
((Lepidium latifolium perennial pepperweed))
Mirabilis nyctaginea wild four o'clock, umbrella-wort
Onopordum acanthium Scotch thistle
Proboscidea louisianica unicorn-plant
Salvia ((aethiopsis)) aethiopis Mediterranean sage
Salvia pratensis meadow clary
Salvia sclarea clary sage
Senecio jacobaea tansy ragwort
Silybum marianum milk thistle
Solanum elaeagnifolium silverleaf nightshade
Solanum rostratum buffaloburr
Soliva sessilis lawnweed
Sorghum halepense johnsongrass
Spartium junceum Spanish broom
Tamarix ramosissima saltcedar
Thymelaea passerina spurge flax
Torilis arvensis hedgeparsley
Ulex europaeus gorse, furze
Zygophyllum fabago Syrian bean-caper

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 17.10 and 17.24 RCW. 98-13-008, 16-752-610, filed 6/4/98, effective 7/5/98. Statutory Authority: Chapters 17.10 and 17.24 RCW. 92-07-025, 16-752-610, filed 3/10/92, effective 4/10/92.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 92-07-025, filed 3/10/92, effective 4/10/92)

WAC 16-752-630   Noxious weed seed and plant quarantine -- Exceptions.   The prohibition on transporting of plants and plant parts ((shall)) established in WAC 16-752-620 does not apply to plants or plant parts collected for herbariums, research in control methods, creation of pressed specimens, or for educational or identification purposes and other scientific activities((: Provided, That)), as long as all such activities ((requiring live plants)) are conducted in such a manner as to prevent infestation. In addition, plants or plant parts may be transported, as a part of a noxious weed control activity, to a sanitary landfill, to be burned, or otherwise for ((disposition)) disposal under the supervision of a noxious weed control agency.

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 17.10 and 17.24 RCW. 92-07-025, 16-752-630, filed 3/10/92, effective 4/10/92.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 92-07-025, filed 3/10/92, effective 4/10/92)

WAC 16-752-650   Noxious weed seed and plant quarantine -- ((Disposition)) Disposal of regulated articles.   Any plants, plant parts, or seed packets transported, bought, sold, or offered for sale in violation of ((this noxious weed quarantine shall be)) WAC 16-752-600 through 16-752-650 are subject to destruction or shipment out-of-state or other disposition in a manner prescribed by the director to prevent infestation. Any such action ((shall)) will be at the expense of the owner or the owner's agent and without compensation.

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 17.10 and 17.24 RCW. 92-07-025, 16-752-650, filed 3/10/92, effective 4/10/92.]

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