WSR 02-09-005

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed April 4, 2002, 10:45 a.m. ]

Continuance of WSR 01-22-104.

Title of Rule: Termination of the Washington Asparagus Marketing Order, chapter 16-557 WAC.

Purpose: To continue the adoption date. This is to allow for time to conduct a referendum and tally the results of the referendum.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 15.65 RCW.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 15.65.050 through 15.65.200 and applicable provisions of chapter 34.05 RCW, Part III.

Summary: The Washington State Department of Agriculture was petitioned by a portion of the asparagus growers to terminate the Washington Asparagus Commission. This proposal would repeal the rules under which the commission is established and thereby terminate the commission.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Deborah Anderson, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560, (360) 902-2043; and Enforcement: William E. Brookreson, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560, (360) 902-1800.

Name of Proponent: Names of proponents are contained in petitions filed with the director of the Washington State Department of Agriculture and are available for public inspection, private.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: The repeal of chapter 16-557 WAC would terminate the Washington Asparagus Commission effective December 31, 2002.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: Repeals the chapter 16-557 WAC.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. RCW 19.85.030 requires a small business economic impact statement for the adoption of a rule. This proposal repeals chapter 16-557 WAC.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. The Washington State Department of Agriculture is not a named agency.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 15, 2002.

April 4, 2002

William E. Brookreson

Acting Director


REPEALER

     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
WAC 16-557-010 Definition of terms.
WAC 16-557-020 Asparagus commodity board.
WAC 16-557-025 Rules for implementation of promotional hosting by the Washington asparagus commission.
WAC 16-557-030 Marketing order purposes.
WAC 16-557-040 Assessments and collections.
WAC 16-557-041 Time -- Place -- Method for payment and collection of assessments.
WAC 16-557-050 Obligations of the board.
WAC 16-557-060 Termination of the order.
WAC 16-557-070 Effective time.
WAC 16-557-080 Separability.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office