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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 4, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 3, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 4, Repealed 0.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
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.]
|Scientific Name||Common Names|
|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 macrocephala||bighead knapweed|
|Centaurea nigra||black knapweed|
|Centaurea nigrescens||Vochin knapweed|
|Chaenorrhinum minus||dwarf snapdragon|
|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|
|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 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|
|Mirabilis nyctaginea||wild four o'clock, umbrella-wort|
|Onopordum acanthium||Scotch thistle|
|Salvia pratensis||meadow clary|
|Salvia sclarea||clary sage|
|Senecio jacobaea||tansy ragwort|
|Silybum marianum||milk thistle|
|Solanum elaeagnifolium||silverleaf nightshade|
|Spartium junceum||Spanish broom|
|Thymelaea passerina||spurge flax|
|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.]
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 17.10 and 17.24 RCW. 92-07-025, § 16-752-630, filed 3/10/92, effective 4/10/92.]
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 17.10 and 17.24 RCW. 92-07-025, § 16-752-650, filed 3/10/92, effective 4/10/92.]