WSR 03-06-025

AGENDA

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed February 24, 2003, 4:03 p.m. ]


Additions to the WSDA Semi-Annual Rules Development Agenda

(January 1, 2003 to June 30, 2003)



Following are additions to the Department of Agriculture's Semi-annual Rules Development Agenda for the period January 1, 2003, through June 30, 2003, which was originally filed on January 31, 2003, in compliance with RCW 34.05.314.

If you have any questions, please call George Huffman at (360) 902-1802 or e-mail ghuffman@agr.wa.gov.



Washington State Department of Agriculture

Semi-Annual Rules Agenda, January 1, 2003 - June 30, 2003

Additions as of February 24, 2003

P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560



WAC Number Rule Title Agency Contact Tentative Timeline Subject of Rule Making
CR-101 CR-102 CR-103
Pesticide Management Division
WAC 16-200-750 through 16-200-887 Rules relating to commercial feeds. Ali Kashani

Pesticide Registration

Pesticide Management Division

Phone (360) 902-2028

11/6/02 5/03 7/03 As part of the department's Executive Order 97-02 rule review process, WAC 16-200-750 through 16-200-950 will be repealed and a new WAC chapter or chapters for commercial feed (including pet and specialty pet food) and processed animal waste products reflecting current industry practices will be proposed. The new chapter or chapters will be written in a clear and readable style. The rewritten rules will:
(1) Increase the safety of animal feed by adapting applicable sections of Part 589.2000 of Title 21 of the Code of Federal Register (Animal proteins prohibited in ruminant feed) to WSDA feed rules.
(2) Increase consistency between WSDA feed rules and the feed rules of many other states as well as the Association of American Feed Control (AAFCO) model regulations by incorporating applicable parts of the AAFCO commercial feed rules into WSDA feed rules. In addition to improving consistency between states the new WSDA rules will improve free trade between states.
Chapter 16-228 WAC

WAC 16-219-010

WAC 16-219-016

WAC 16-230-250 through 16-230-290

General pesticide rules.

Ziram -- Bosc pears.

Restricted use pesticides -- Mevinphos (Phosdrin).

Microencapsulated methyl parathion.

Ann Wick

Program Manager

Pesticide Management Division

Phone (360) 902-2051

11/6/02 3/03 9/03 As part of its regular four year Executive Order 97-02 rule review, WSDA is proposing clarifying modifications to chapter 16-228 WAC and the incorporating of WAC 16-219-010 into the chapter. The department also proposes to repeal WAC 16-219-016 and 16-230-250 through 16-230-290.
Plant Protection Division
NEW Labeling rules for nursery stock. Tom Wessels

Program Manager

Plant Services

Phone (360) 902-1984

12/19/02 2/5/03 3/03 Rules would implement statutory requirement that nursery stock offered for sale in Washington state be labeled with the botanical and/or common name of the stock.
Commodity Inspection Division
Chapter 16-403 WAC Standards for apples marketed within Washington. Jim Quigley

Program Manager

Fruit and Vegetable Inspection Program

Commodity Inspection Division

Phone (360) 902-1883

3/19/03

(CR-105)

Expedited Adoption 5/20/03 Amendments may be necessary to accommodate changes in United States standards for apples. WSDA, with industry involvement, is reviewing chapter 16-403 WAC to make sure that department apple standards are at-least-as-effective-as new United States standards for apples.
WAC 16-400-210 Other charges. Jim Quigley

Program Manager

Fruit and Vegetable Inspection Program

Commodity Inspection Division

Phone (360) 902-1883

1/22/03 3/19/03 5/03 Proposing fee increases for fiscal years 2003 and 2004 for the hourly rate fees in WAC 16-400-210 (1)(a) and (b) and (5)(c). The fee increases for fiscal year 2003 will be at the fiscal growth rate factor of 3.29% and for 2004 at the rate of 3.2%. The fee increases are necessary to cover the increased cost of providing the related services identified in WAC 16-400-210. Also, WSDA is proposing to adopt USDA fee for good agricultural practices/good handling practices audit certifications.
Chapter 16-238 WAC WSDA Grain inspection program -- Fee schedule. Randy Deike

Program Manager

Grain Inspection Program

Commodity Inspection Division

Phone (360) 902-1921

1/22/03 3/19/03 5/03 Proposing an increase in grain inspection fees for fiscal years 2003 and 2004 by the fiscal growth rate factors for those years (2003-3.29% and 2004-3.2%). The fee increases are necessary to cover the increased cost of providing inspection services. The chapter is also being rewritten in a clear and readable format.

George Huffman

Rules Coordinator

Legislature Code Reviser 

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office