WSR 02-23-096

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed November 20, 2002, 11:43 a.m. ]

Continuance of WSR 02-14-092, 02-18-023, and 02-19-107.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 01-06-021.

Title of Rule: Chapter 16-228 WAC, rules relating to wood destroying organisms (WDO).

Purpose: The current rules are somewhat vague and difficult for structural pest inspectors, real estate agents, and consumers to comprehend. Clarification of existing rules will help inspectors to better understand what is required of them during a structural pest inspection. Additionally, consumers will have a greater understanding of the service to which they are entitled during an inspection.

This continuance changes the intended adoption date of WAC 16-228-2005, 16-228-2015, 16-228-2025, 16-228-2035, 16-228-2045, 16-228-2050, and 16-228-2060 to November 25, 2002. This continuance also changes the adoption date of repeal of WAC 16-228-2000, 16-228-2020, 16-228-2030, and 16-228-2040 to November 25, 2002.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 15.58.040 and chapter 34.05 RCW.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 15.58.040 (2)(k).

Summary: See Purpose above.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Cliff Weed and Dan Suomi, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 902-2036.

Name of Proponent: Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA), governmental.

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

Date of Intended Adoption: November 25, 2002.

November 20, 2002

William E. Brookreson

for Bob Arrington

Assistant Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office