Date of Adoption: May 23, 2001.
Purpose: To repeal and amend sections of chapter 16-602 WAC, rules relating to apiaries, to comply with amendments to chapter 15.60 RCW, Apiaries Act.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 16-602-005, 16-602-010, 16-602-020, 16-602-027, 16-602-030, 16-602-040, and 16-602-045; and amending WAC 16-602-025, 16-602-026, and 16-602-050.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 15.60 RCW.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 01-08-087 on April 4, 2001.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 3, Repealed 7.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: June 30, 2001.
May 23, 2001
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 5030, filed 2/10/94, effective 3/13/94)
WAC 16-602-025 Apiarist registration fees, schedule. (1) Beekeepers in the following two categories shall pay a fee for owning or operating colonies of bees in Washington:
(a) Resident beekeepers of Washington;
(b) Nonresident beekeepers operating colonies in Washington for the purpose of producing honey or other products, or their use or rental for pollination of agricultural crops.
(2) Both categories of beekeepers shall pay a fee based upon the number of colonies they own or will operate during the calendar year in Washington. The fee schedule shall be as follows:
|1,001||or more colonies||$||300.00|
(3) The registration fee shall be paid, on or before April first, on the number of colonies of bees:
(a) Owned by resident beekeepers;
(b) Operated and or rented for pollination by nonresident beekeepers during the calendar year in Washington.
A late charge of one and one-half percent per month shall
be assessed on the unpaid balance against persons more than
thirty days in arrears.))
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.60 RCW. 94-05-049 (Order 5030), 16-602-025, filed 2/10/94, effective 3/13/94.]
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.60.025 and 15.60.170(2). 97-24-066, 16-602-026, filed 12/2/97, effective 1/2/98.]
(a) Failure to register as a resident or non-resident
(reference WAC 16-602-025 and RCW 15.60.050):));
(b) Failure to register as a broker ((
(reference WAC 16-602-026 and RCW 15.60.050)));
(c) Failure to remit apiary registration fees ((
WAC 16-602-025 and RCW 15.60.050)));
(d) Failure to remit broker registration fees ((
WAC 16-602-026 and RCW 15.60.050);
(e) Failure to remit pollination service fees (reference WAC 16-602-027 and RCW 15.60.040);
(f) Failure to mark apiaries in accordance with WAC 16-602-040 (reference RCW 15.60.020);
(g) Altering an official certificate or other official inspection document or misrepresenting a document, as described in RCW 15.60.150(2))).
(2) The level of civil penalty assessed for each individual violation shall be as follows:
First violation . . . . . . . . . . . . $100
Second violation . . . . . . . . . . . . $500
Third and each subsequent violation . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,000
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.60.025 and 15.60.170(2). 97-24-066, 16-602-050, filed 12/2/97, effective 1/2/98.]
The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
|WAC 16-602-010||Apiary board, area boundaries.|
|WAC 16-602-020||Apiary inspection fees.|
|WAC 16-602-027||Grower pollination service fee, collection, remittance.|
|WAC 16-602-030||Colony strength.|
|WAC 16-602-040||Apiary marking.|
|WAC 16-602-045||Civil penalty authority and application.|