WSR 02-22-093

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed November 6, 2002, 10:08 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 16-228 WAC, General pesticide rules, modify; add WAC 16-219-010 (Ziram on Bosc pears) to chapter 16-228 WAC; repeal WAC 16-219-016 (Phosdrin); and repeal WAC 16-230-250 through 16-230-290 (Microencapsulated methyl parathion).

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: The department has conducted a review of the above rule under the provisions of the Governor's Executive Order 97-02.

Minor modifications to the rule include: Updating language and grammar, modify format of section headings, clarify wording and correct spelling and condense or repeal rules (methyl parathion, thallium, phosdrin).

More substantive changes include: Combining rules for dealer record-keeping requirements, changing the license expiration date for consultants, recognizing Canadian certification, prohibit airblast and aerial applications under certain conditions, expand EUP registration, add federal 2(ee) language to state rules and modify record-keeping forms.

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 representatives of the rule stakeholders for input.

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