WSR 03-01-126

EXPEDITED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed December 19, 2002, 11:13 a.m. ]

Title of Rule: Chapter 16-465 WAC, Rules and regulations for the official determination of bacterial ring rot in seed potatoes.

Purpose: This rule specifies the sampling procedure, determination of bacterial ring rot, and disposition of infected planting stock. The department is repealing WAC 16-465-001 and 16-465-060. Neither section is necessary and reflects an outdated style of writing regulations. The rule will be more readable without these sections.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapters 15.08, 17.24, 15.14, 15.17, and 34.05 RCW.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 15.14 RCW.

Summary: This proposal repeals WAC 16-465-001 Promulgation and 16-465-060 Effective date. Neither section is necessary and reflects an outdated approach to writing regulations.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: We proposed to repeal these two sections to make the rule more readable. Neither section really serves a purpose.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Mary Toohey, 1111 Washington Street S.E., (360) 902-1907; Implementation and Enforcement: Tom Wessels, 1111 Washington Street S.E., (360) 902-1984.

Name of Proponent: Washington State Department of Agriculture, governmental.

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

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: This rule specifies the sampling procedure, determination of bacterial ring rot, and disposition of infected planting stock. This rule proposal repeals WAC 16-465-001 Promulgation and 16-465-060 Effective date. Neither section is necessary and reflects an outdated style of writing regulations. The rule will be more readable without these sections.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: Repeals two unnecessary sections.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THE USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Mary A. Martin Toohey, Assistant Director, Washington State Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560 , AND RECEIVED BY February 18, 2003.


December 18, 2002

Mary A. Martin Toohey

Assistant Director

OTS-6109.1


REPEALER

     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
WAC 16-465-001 Promulgation.
WAC 16-465-060 Effective date.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office