WSR 02-13-119

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed June 19, 2002, 9:15 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: June 19, 2002.

Purpose: Reduce the customer assisted inspection program (CAIP) federal-state grade certification charges for fresh potatoes from 4-1/2 cents per cwt. to 3-1/2 cents per cwt. or thirty dollars per staff hour worked.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 16-400-045.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapters 15.17 and 34.05 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 02-09-012 on April 5, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

June 18, 2002

William E. Brookreson

Deputy Director

OTS-5562.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-18-052, filed 8/30/01, effective 9/30/01)

WAC 16-400-045   Grade and condition certificates -- Customer assisted inspection program (CAIP) certification charges -- Fruits and vegetables.   Charges for grade and condition certificates for all fruits and vegetables issued under this section shall be:

(1) The minimum charge for grade and condition certificates for all fresh fruits and vegetables shall be nine dollars.

(2) Charges for grade and condition certificates for fresh market fruit and vegetables in containers - wrapped, place pack, face and fill, in bags, master containers, consumer packages, or loose in bulk cartons, boxes, crates, bins or in bags, per cwt. or fraction thereof:

(a) Federal-state grade certification shall be three-fourths of the cwt. rates specified in WAC 16-400-010 (2)(a) and 16-400-040 (2)(a), except: Federal-state grade certification for fresh potatoes shall be three and one-half cents per cwt., but not less than the hourly rate of thirty dollars per staff hour worked.

(b) Should the cwt. rate charges total less than thirty dollars per staff hour worked, additional certification charges shall be assessed to equal thirty dollars per hour worked.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.17.140. 01-18-052, 16-400-045, filed 8/30/01, effective 9/30/01.]

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