WSR 02-22-092

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed November 6, 2002, 10:07 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 16-231-107, 16-231-149, Restricted use pesticides -- Franklin County.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapters 17.21, 15.58 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Correct errors: Areas 2B, 4 and 6 should be 2A, 4A and 6 in WAC 16-231-107. In WAC 16-231-149, Area 2 should be 2A.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Federal Environmental Protection Agency. Coordination and communication via established procedures.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study; and a rules review was conducted in accordance with the Governor's Executive Order 97-02. Results of this review will be shared with stakeholders.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Laurie Mauerman, Washington State Department of Agriculture, Pesticide Management Division, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560, e-mail lmauerman@agr.wa.gov, fax (360) 902-2093.

November 6, 2002

Bob Arrington

Assistant Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office