WSR 02-09-030

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed April 9, 2002, 3:54 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: April 9, 2002.

Purpose: The Seed Potato Isolation District in Whatcom County was established to protect certified seed potato plantings from virus diseases spread from commercial potato plantings. Certified seed potatoes must meet the highest standards of disease sanitation. They generally cannot be grown in proximity to commercial potato crops (that is, potatoes grown for table or processing) without significantly increased disease risk. The rule ensures adequate quality certified seed potatoes can continue to be grown within the isolation district. This amendment expands the boundaries of the seed potato isolation district within Whatcom County.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 16-325-015.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 15.15 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 02-04-020 on January 24, 2002.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

April 9, 2002

William E. Brookreson

Director

OTS-5360.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-09-071, filed 4/20/98, effective 5/21/98)

WAC 16-325-015   Regulated area.   The seed potato isolation district consists of that area of Whatcom County lying within the following boundaries:

On the west the boundary follows ((Interstate 5 from its intersection with Smith Rd., northwesterly to the intersection with Loomis Rd., then from the intersection of Loomis Road and Interstate 5 north along Giles Rd. to its end, continuing north through the center of Range 1 East to the Canadian border)) Georgia Straight from the Canadian border south to Slater Road.

On the north the boundary follows the Canadian border from ((its intersection with the center of Range 1 East)) Georgia Straight easterly to South Pass Road.

On the east the boundary follows South Pass Rd. southwesterly to the point where the eastern edge of Range 4 East intersects South Pass Road, then south along the eastern boundary of Range 4 East to the Nooksack River (south of the town of Deming).

On the south the boundary follows the Nooksack River northwesterly to the City of Everson, south from Everson on Mission Road to Smith Road ((then)), westerly on Smith Rd to Interstate 5, southeasterly on Interstate 5 to Slater Road, westerly on Slater Road to Rural Ave., southwesterly on Rural Ave. to Marine Dr., westerly on Marine Dr. to Ferndale Rd., northerly on Ferndale Rd. to Slater then westerly on Slater to Georgia Straight.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.15 RCW. 98-09-071, 16-325-015, filed 4/20/98, effective 5/21/98.]

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