Proposal is exempt under RCW 34.05.310(4). See Statutory Authority below.
Title of Rule: Fryers, broilers, and roasters (Washington Fryer Commission) Marketing Order, chapter 16-512 WAC.
Purpose: This rule-making proposal makes amendments to sections within the Washington Fryer Commission's marketing order, chapter 16-512 WAC, to reflect recent statutory changes, while improving readability and clarity and eliminating outdated sections.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 15.66.030, 15.66.053, and 15.66.055.
Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 15.66 RCW.
Summary: During the past three legislative sessions, significant amendments were made to the commission's enabling statute, chapter 15.66 RCW. These statutory changes prompted the proposed amendments to chapter 16-512 WAC. The proposed amendments expand the commission's policy and purpose statements, update the definitions, update the commission member selection process, add additional powers and duties to benefit the industry, update meeting and administrative procedures, and expand the commission's information and education role. These amendments achieve consistency with the statute, as well as, improve the readability and clarity of the marketing order.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Lynn Briscoe, Olympia, (360) 902-2043; Implementation and Enforcement: Sue Broderick, Renton, (425) 226-6125.
Name of Proponent: Washington Fryer Commission, governmental.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: This rule-making proposal makes amendments to sections within the Washington Fryer Commission's marketing order, chapter 16-512 WAC. During the past three legislative sessions, significant amendments were made to the commission's enabling statute, chapter 15.66 RCW. These statutory changes prompted the proposed amendments to chapter 16-512 WAC. The proposed changes achieve consistency with the statute, as well as, improve the readability and clarity of the marketing order. See Summary above. The following are the proposed amendments:
|•||Repeal WAC 16-512-002 Director's findings and decision approving a marketing order.|
|•||Amend WAC 16-512-005 Marketing order -- Policy statement.|
|•||New section WAC 16-512-006 Marketing order purposes.|
|•||Amend WAC 16-512-010 Definitions.|
|•||Amend WAC 16-512-020 Fryer commission -- Structure, powers, duties, and procedure.|
|•||Repeal WAC 16-512-030 Marketing order purposes.|
|•||Amend WAC 16-512-040 Assessments and assessment funds.|
|•||Amend WAC 16-512-050 Information reports.|
Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: See above.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. In accordance with RCW 15.66.053(2), the adoption of the final amendments to chapter 16-512 WAC will be determined by a referendum vote of the affected parties.
RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. Washington State Department of Agriculture is exempt from this provision.
Hearing Location: Lewis County, Old Courthouse, 351 N.W. North Street, Chehalis, WA 98532, on October 27, 2003, at 10:00 a.m.; and Skagit County, Hearing Room C, 700 South Second, Mount Vernon, WA 98273, on October 30, 2003, at 10:00 a.m.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Lynn Briscoe by October 14, 2003, TDD (360) 902-1996.
Submit Written Comments to: Lynn Briscoe, Commodity Commission Coordinator, Washington State Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504, fax (360) 902-2092, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, by October 31, 2003, 5:00 p.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: March 22, 2004.
September 15, 2003
William E. Brookreson
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Marketing Order for Washington Fryers, Broilers and Roasters, effective 4/15/57)
WAC 16-512-005 Marketing order -- Policy ((
(( The marketing of agricultural products within
this state is affected with a public interest. It is declared
to be the policy and purpose of the "act" and of this "fryer,
broiler and roaster marketing order" to promote the general
welfare of the state by enabling fryer, broiler and roaster
producers to help themselves in establishing orderly, fair,
sound, efficient, and unhampered marketing, grading and
standardizing of the fryers, broilers and roasters they
produce, and in promoting and increasing the sale of such
fryers, broilers and roasters.)) (1) The marketing of fryers,
broilers, and roasters within this state is in the public
interest. It is vital to the continued economic well-being of
the citizens of this state and their general welfare that its
fryers, broilers, and roasters be properly promoted by:
(a) Enabling producers of fryers, broilers, and roasters to help themselves in establishing orderly, fair, sound, efficient, and unhampered marketing, grading, and standardizing of the fryers, broilers, and roasters they produce; and
(b) Working towards stabilizing the agricultural industry by increasing consumption of fryers, broilers, and roasters within the state, the nation, and internationally.
(2) That it is in the overriding public interest that support for the fryer, broiler, and roaster industry be clearly expressed, that adequate protection be given to the industry and its activities and operations, and that fryers, broilers, and roasters be promoted individually, and as part of a comprehensive agricultural industry to:
(a) Enhance the reputation and image of Washington state's fryers, broilers, and roasters;
(b) Increase the sale and use of Washington state's fryers, broilers, and roasters in local, domestic, and foreign markets;
(c) Protect the public by educating the public in reference to the quality, care, and methods used in the production of Washington state's fryers, broilers, and roasters;
(d) Increase the knowledge of the health-giving qualities and dietetic value of Washington state's fryers, broilers, and roasters and products; and
(e) Support and engage in programs or activities that benefit the production, handling, processing, marketing, and uses of fryers, broilers, and roasters produced in Washington state.
(3) The director is authorized to implement, administer, and enforce chapter 15.66 RCW through the adoption of this marketing order.
(4) The Washington state fryer commission exists primarily for the benefit of the people of the state of Washington and its economy, and with oversight by the director, the commission is authorized to speak on behalf of Washington state government with regard to fryers, broilers, and roasters under the provisions of this marketing order.
[Marketing Order for Washington Fryers, Broilers and Roasters, effective 4/15/57.]
(1) Marketing and sales promotion plans.
(a) Subject to the provisions of the act, the commission is hereby authorized to prepare plans, administer and conduct programs, and expend moneys for marketing and sales promotion for promoting the sale of fryers, including, but not necessarily limited to the following:
(i) Increasing the sale and consumption of Washington-produced fryers through the use of the press, radio, television, and all other marketing media;
(ii) Dealer service work, trade promotion, publicity, market development, and expansion activities;
(iii) Prevention, modification, or elimination of trade barriers which restrict the free flow of fryers produced in this state;
(iv) Presentation of facts to and negotiations with state, federal, or foreign governmental agencies on matters which affect the marketing of fryers produced in this state, including cooperation with any agency or group in efforts to increase per capita consumption of fryers, and such other activities and programs which are consistent with the objectives of this marketing order and the act.
(b) In carrying out any marketing and sales promotion plans or programs, the commission may engage or hire such advertising media as may be necessary to accomplish the purposes of the act and this order, arrange for marketing space, display material and other marketing material, conduct dealer service work, or may use any other methods consistent with the act and this marketing order which the commission considers appropriate in promoting or creating new and larger domestic or foreign markets for fryers, or in maintaining existing markets. The commission may also engage in cooperative efforts in the domestic or foreign marketing of fryer food products.
(c) Programs and plans adopted by the commission under this marketing order shall be directed towards promoting the sale of fryers without reference to any particular private brand or trade name and sales promotion and marketing programs so conducted shall not disparage the value, quality, sale, or use of any other agricultural commodity or make use of any unwarranted or false claims on behalf of fryers.
(a) The commission, subject to the provisions of the act, is hereby authorized to carry on or cause to be carried on any necessary and proper marketing, production, transportation, processing, or handling research or survey studies relating to fryers and to expend moneys for such purposes.
(b) The commission is authorized to engage in research and survey studies that may include, but shall not necessarily be limited to, the following:
(i) Production problems.
(ii) Developing objective quality factors for fryers.
(iii) Disease control.
(iv) Developing and improving methods of processing fryers for the purpose of increasing and expanding their use for food purposes.
(v) Improving packaging and handling techniques which promote more efficient operation in the marketing and distribution of fryers.
(vi) Investigating transportation rates and service costs.
(c) The commission may, in addition to the activities enumerated above, carry on any other proper and necessary research and/or survey programs and activities consistent with, and subject to, the limitations of the act. Research and/or survey studies may include the collection of data and information relating to fryers; the analysis of the data and information; the dissemination of the data, information and analysis; and other investigation that falls within the scope of the marketing, producing, transportation, processing or handling of fryers.
(a) The commission may adopt rules, subject to the provisions of chapter 34.05 RCW, to provide for the improving of standards and grades for fryers by defining, establishing and providing labeling requirements, as provided in the act, and not inconsistent with the laws of this state, with respect to the same, and to expend moneys for such purposes.
(b) The commission shall be authorized to cooperate with state and federal agencies or departments responsible for revising and modernizing grades and standards and labeling of fryers.
(c) All chickens commonly referred to as fryers, broilers, or fryer-roasters and including any and all breeds or varieties of chicken under the age of six months, sold or offered for sale in the state of Washington, must be labeled as to the state of origin at the point of retail sale. The state of origin is defined as the state wherein the bird has been raised to market weight. Specific requirements for labeling shall be made by the fryer commission pursuant to rules promulgated in accordance with the provisions of chapter 34.05 RCW.
(4) Unfair trade practices. The commission may investigate and take necessary action to prevent unfair trade practices and to correct, where possible, trade practices which hinder marketing of Washington-produced fryers. Information acquired in an investigation shall be confidential and shall be released only to the extent necessary to effectuate the purposes of the act.
(5) Standards, grades, labels and trade practices. The provisions covering standards, grades, labels and trade practices shall apply with respect to fryers produced in Washington state.
(6) The commission is authorized, subject to the provisions of the act, to provide information and communicate on matters pertaining to the production, processing, transportation, marketing, or uses of fryers produced in Washington state to any elected official or officer or employee of any agency.
(7) Information and education. The commission may conduct programs for the purpose of providing information and education including:
(a) Marketing information and services for producers of fryers;
(b) Information and services enabling producers to meet their resource conservation objectives;
(c) Fryer-related education and training.
(8) The director shall approve any plans, programs, and projects concerning:
(a) The establishment, issuance, effectuation, and administration of programs authorized under this section for advertising and promotion of fryers; and
(b) The establishment and effectuation of market research projects, market development projects, or both to the end that marketing and utilization of fryers may be encouraged, expanded, improved, or made more efficient.
(1) "Director" means the director of agriculture of the
state of Washington or ((
his duly appointed representative))
any qualified person or persons designated by the director of
agriculture to act for him or her concerning some matter under
(2) "Act" means the Washington ((
State Agricultural Commodity Commissions Act, (( being))
chapter 15.66 RCW;
(3) "Person" includes any individual, firm, corporation, limited liability company, trust, association, partnership, society or any other organization of individuals or any unit or agency of local or state government;
(4) "Producer" means any person who is engaged in the business of producing or causing to be produced for market in commercial quantities fryers as herein defined. "To produce" means to act as a producer;
(5) "Commercial quantities" shall mean and include one or more pound;
(6) "Pound" or "affected unit" are synonymous and mean and include each pound unit or any combination of packages making a one-pound unit of fryers;
(7) "Fryers" means and includes any and all breeds or varieties of chickens under the age of six months marketed for human consumption as fryers, broilers or fryer-roasters;
(8) "Fryer commission" or "commission" are synonymous and mean the commission established pursuant to the provisions of WAC 16-512-020;
(9) "Marketing season" or "fiscal year" are synonymous and mean the twelve month period beginning January 1 of any year and ending upon the last day of December, both dates inclusive;
(10) "Handler" means any person who ((
processes, stores, ships, or distributes fryers whether for
himself or which he has purchased or acquired from a producer,
or which he is shipping for or on behalf of a producer, or who
acts as a sales or purchasing agent, broker or factor of
fryers, and shall include any lending agencies for commodity
credit corporation loan to producers)) acts, either as
principal, agent, or otherwise, in the processing, selling,
marketing, or distributing of fryers that are not produced by
the handler. "Handler" does not include a common carrier used
to transport an agricultural commodity. "To handle" means to
act as a handler;
(11) "Affected producer" means any producer who is subject to this marketing order;
(12) "Sale" means a transaction wherein the property in or to fryers is transferred from the producer to a purchaser for consideration. "Sale" shall also include an agreement to acquire such property for a consideration;
(12))) (13) "Affected area" or "area of production" are
synonymous and mean and include all of the state of
(13))) (14) "District" means the geographical divisions
of the affected area of fryer production established pursuant
to the provisions of WAC 16-512-020 of this order;
(15) "Affected handler" means any handler of fryers.
[Marketing Order, Article I, effective 4/15/57.]
(2) Representative membership. For the purpose of
nomination and ((
election)) appointment of producer members of
the commission, the affected area of the state of Washington
shall be one representative district. (( Each elected producer
position shall be elected at large and shall be numbered one
through six. Positions appointed by the elected producer
members shall be numbered seven and eight.)) Producer
positions appointed at large by the director shall be numbered
one through six. Positions appointed by the commission
members shall be numbered seven and eight. The director's
position shall be position nine.
(3) Membership qualifications. Commission members shall
be citizens and residents of this state, over the age of
twenty-five)) eighteen years. Producer members of the
commission shall be producers of fryers in this state. The
qualifications of producer members of the commission as herein
set forth must continue during their term of office. Members
appointed by the (( elected producers)) commission shall be
either fryer producers(( ,)) or others active in matters
relating to fryers(( , or persons not so related)).
(4) Term of office.
(a) The term of office of the commission members shall be
three years from the date of their ((
and until their successors are (( elected)) appointed and
qualified(( : Provided, however, That)).
(b) The initial members of the commission shall serve from the effective date of this marketing order in terms terminating as follows: Positions 3 and 6 shall terminate December 31, 1957; positions 1 and 5 shall terminate December 31, 1958; and positions 2 and 4 shall terminate December 31, 1959. One appointed member's term, being position 7, shall terminate December 31, 1958, and the second appointed member's term, being position 8, shall terminate December 31, 1959.
(a))) (i) The appointed members of the initial
commission shall be elected by a majority of the elected
commissioners at the first meeting of said commission.
(b))) (ii) With respect to the establishment of
positions at large, commission members in office shall serve
out their terms.
(c) To accomplish the transition to a commodity commission structure where the director appoints a majority of the commission members, the names of the currently elected or appointed commission members in positions one through six shall be forwarded to the director for appointment within thirty days of the effective date of this amended marketing order.
(5) Nomination and ((
election)) appointment of commission
members. Nomination and appointment of director-appointed
commission members shall be as set forth in chapter 15.66 RCW
and specified by the director. Dates will be set as follows:
(a) Not earlier than September 17 and not later than
October 2 of each year, the director shall give notice by mail
to all affected producers of ((
such vacancy or vacancies)) an
open commission position(s) and call for nominations. Nominating petitions shall be signed by five persons qualified
to vote (( for such candidates)). (( Such)) The notice shall
state the final date for filing (( said)) nomination petitions
which shall be not earlier than October 8 and not later than
October 13 of each year.
(b) The director shall ((
submit ballots)) conduct an
advisory vote by mail to all affected producers not earlier
than October 18 and not later than November 2 of each year. Ballots shall be returned not later than December 2 of each
year. (( Such mailed ballot)) The advisory vote shall be
conducted in a manner so that it shall be a secret ballot in
accordance with rules (( and regulations to be promulgated))
adopted by the director. An affected producer is entitled to
With respect to the initial fryer commission, the
director shall call for nominations in the notice of his
decision following the hearing designated in the act. The
ballot specified herein shall be forwarded to the producer at
the time the director's proposed marketing order is mailed to
the producers for their referendum assent.)) When only one
nominee is nominated by the affected producers for a
director-appointed position, RCW 15.66.120 shall apply.
(d) Except with respect to the initial fryer commission,
the members of the commission not elected by the producers or
appointed by the director shall be ((
elected)) appointed by a
majority of the commission within ninety days prior to the
expiration of the term.
(a) To fill any vacancy occasioned by the failure to
qualify of any person elected by the producers as a member of
the commission, or in the event of the death, removal,
resignation or disqualification of any member, the director
shall call for nominations and conduct such election in the
manner provided in subsection (5) of this section.
(b) To fill nonelective vacancies caused by reasons other than the expiration of the term, the new members shall be elected by the commission at its first meeting after the occurrence of the vacancy.)) (a) In the event of a vacancy in a commission-appointed position, the remaining members shall select a qualified person to fill the term. The appointment shall be made at the commission's first or second meeting after the position becomes vacant.
(b) In the event of a vacancy in a director-appointed position, the position shall be filled as specified in chapter 15.66 RCW.
(7) Powers and duties of commission. The commission shall have the following powers and duties:
(a) To administer, enforce, direct and control the provisions of this marketing order and of the act relating thereto;
(b) To elect a chairman and such other officers as the commission may deem advisable;
(c) To adopt, rescind, and amend rules and regulations reasonably necessary for the administration and operation of the commission and the enforcement of its duties under this marketing order;
(d) To employ and discharge at its discretion such administrators and additional personnel, attorneys, advertising and research agencies and other persons and firms that it may deem appropriate and pay compensation to the same;
(e) To acquire personal property and lease office space and other necessary real property and transfer and convey the same;
(f) To institute and maintain in its own name any and all legal actions, including actions by injunction, mandatory injunction or civil recovery, or proceedings, before administrative tribunals or other governmental authorities necessary to carry out the provisions of the act and of this marketing order;
(g) To keep accurate records of all its receipts and disbursements, which records shall be open to inspection and audit by the department and other legal agencies of the state and make annual reports therefrom to the state auditor.
(h) To borrow money and incur indebtedness;
(i) To make necessary disbursements for routine operating expenses;
(j) To collect the assessments of producers as provided in this marketing order and to expend the same in accordance with and to effectuate the purposes of the act and this order;
(k) To prepare a budget or budgets covering anticipated income and expenses to be incurred in carrying out the provisions of this marketing order during each fiscal year. The commission, at least sixty days prior to the beginning of its fiscal year, shall prepare and submit to the director for approval its research plan, its commodity-related education and training plan, and its budget;
(l) To accept and receive gifts, grants, and contributions from private persons or private and public agencies and expend the same to effectuate the purposes of the act and this order;
(m) To work cooperatively with other local, state, and federal agencies; universities; and national organizations for the purposes set forth in this marketing order;
(n) To enter into contracts or interagency agreements with any private or public agency, whether federal, state, or local, to carry out the purposes set forth in this marketing order. Personal service contracts must comply with chapter 39.29 RCW;
(o) To enter into contracts or agreements for research in the production, irrigation, processing, transportation, marketing, use, or distribution of fryers, broilers, and roasters;
(p) To retain in emergent situations the services of private legal counsel to conduct legal actions on behalf of the commission. The retention of a private attorney is subject to review by the office of the attorney general;
(q) To engage in appropriate fund-raising activities for the purpose of supporting activities of the commission authorized by this marketing order;
(r) To participate in international, federal, state, and local hearings, meetings, and other proceedings relating to the production, manufacture, regulation, transportation, distribution, sale, or use of fryers, broilers, and roasters including activities authorized under RCW 42.17.190, including the reporting of those activities to the public disclosure commission;
(s) To maintain a list of the names and addresses of affected producers that may be compiled from information used to collect assessments under the provisions of this marketing order and data on the value of each producer's production for a minimum three-year period pursuant to RCW 15.66.140;
(t) To maintain a list of the names and addresses of persons who handle fryers within the affected area and data on the amount and value of the fryers handled for a minimum three-year period by each person pursuant to RCW 15.66.140;
(u) To maintain a list of names and addresses of all affected persons who produce fryers and the amount, by unit, of fryers produced during the past three years pursuant to RCW 15.66.143;
(v) To maintain a list of all persons who handle fryers and the amount of fryers handled by each person during the past three years pursuant to RCW 15.66.143;
(w) To establish a foundation using commission funds as grant money for the purposes established in this marketing order;
(x) To request records and audit the records of producers or handlers of the affected commodity during normal business hours to determine whether the appropriate assessment has been paid;
(y) To acquire or own intellectual property rights, licenses, or patents and to collect royalties resulting from commission-funded research related to the affected commodity; and
(z) To exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as are necessary and proper to effectuate the purposes of the act and of this marketing order.
(8) Procedure for commission.
(a) The commission may by resolution establish a headquarters which shall continue as such unless and until so changed by the commission, at which headquarters shall be kept the books, records, and minutes of the commission meetings.
(b) The commission shall hold regular meetings at least quarterly, with the time and date thereof to be fixed by the resolution of the commission. Notice of the time and place of regular meetings shall be published on or before January of each year in the Washington State Register. Notice of any change to the meeting schedule shall be published in the state register at least twenty days prior to the rescheduled meeting date.
(c) The commission may hold ((
such)) special meetings as
it may deem advisable and shall establish by resolution the
time, place, and manner of calling such special meetings with
reasonable notice to the members: Provided, (( however,)) That
the notice to a member of any special meeting may be waived by
a waiver (( thereof signed by not less than a quorum of the
membership)) from that member of the commission. Notice for
special meetings shall be in compliance with chapter 42.30 RCW.
(d) Any action taken by the commission shall require the majority vote of the members present, provided a quorum is present.
(e) A quorum of the commission shall consist of at least five members.
(f) No member of the commission shall receive any salary
or other compensation from the commission, except that each
member shall be paid a specified sum to be determined by
resolution of the commission ((
not to exceed $20.00 per day))
which shall not exceed the compensation rate set by RCW 43.03.230 for each day spent in the actual attendance at or
traveling to and from meetings of the commission or on special
assignments for the commission, together with subsistence and
travel expenses (( at the rate allowed by law to state
employees)) in accordance with RCW 43.03.050 and 43.03.060.
The commission may adopt by resolution provisions for
reimbursement of actual travel expenses incurred by members of
the commission in carrying out the provisions of this
marketing order pursuant to RCW 15.66.130.
(9) Limitation of liability of commission members and employees. Obligations incurred by the commission and any other liabilities or claims against the commission shall be enforced only against the assets of the commission in the same manner as if it were a corporation and no liability for the debts or actions of the commission shall exist against either the state of Washington or any subdivision or instrumentality thereof or against any other commission established pursuant to the act or the assets thereof or against any member officer, employee, or agent of the commission in his individual capacity. The members of the commission, including employees thereof, shall not be held responsible individually in any way whatsoever to any person for errors in judgment, mistakes, or other acts either of commission or omission, as principal, agent, person or employee, except for their own individual acts of dishonesty or crime. No such person or employee shall be held responsible individually for any act or omission of any other member of the commission. The liability of the members of the commission shall be several and not joint and no member shall be liable for the default of any other member.
[Order 1405, § 16-512-020, filed 7/7/75; Marketing Order, Article II, effective 4/15/57.]
(a) Sales on a producer's premises by a producer direct to a consumer of thirty pounds or less of fryers from a producer's own production;
(b) Fryers of a producer's own production used by him for personal consumption; or
(c) Fryers donated or shipped for relief or charitable purposes.
No assessment levied or made collectable by the act under this order shall exceed three percent of the total market value of all such fryers sold, processed or delivered for sale or processing by all producers of fryers for the fiscal year to which the assessment applies.
(2) Collection of assessment.
(a) All assessments made and levied pursuant to the
provisions of the act under this marketing order shall apply
to the respective producer who shall be primarily liable
therefor. To collect ((
such)) assessments, the commission may
(i) Stamps to be known as "Washington fryer commission
stamps" to be purchased from the commission and fixed or
attached to the containers, invoices, shipping documents,
inspection certificates, releases or receiving receipts or
tickets. Any ((
such)) stamps shall be (( cancelled)) canceled
immediately upon being attached or fixed and the date of
(( such)) the cancellation shall be placed thereon;
(ii) Payment of producer assessments before the fryers
are shipped off the farm or payment of assessments at
different or later times and in ((
such)) that event, any
person subject to the assessments shall give (( such)) adequate
assurance or security for its payment as the commission shall
(iii) Every producer subject to the assessment under this
order to deposit with the commission in advance an amount
based on the estimated number of affected units upon which
such)) the person will be subject to (( such)) assessments in
any one year during which this marketing order is in force,
but in no event shall (( such)) a deposit exceed twenty-five
percent of the estimated total annual assessment payable by
(( such)) the person. At the close of (( such)) the marketing
season the sums so deposited shall be adjusted to the total of
(( such)) assessments payable by (( such)) the person.
(iv) Handlers receiving fryers from the producer,
including warehousemen and processors, to collect producer
assessments from producers whose production they handle and
all moneys so collected shall be paid to the commission on or
before the twentieth day of the succeeding month for the
previous month's collections. Each handler shall at ((
times (( as)) required by rule (( and regulation required)),
file with the commission a return under oath on forms to be
furnished by the commission, stating the quantity of fryers
handled, processed, delivered and/or shipped during the period
prescribed by the commission.
(b) The commission is authorized to ((
adopt rules (( and regulations)) in accordance and conformity
with the act and with this section to effectuate the
collection of assessments. On or before the beginning of each
marketing season, the commission shall give reasonable notice
to all producers, handlers and other affected persons of the
method or methods of collection to be used for that marketing
(c) No affected units of fryers shall be transported,
carried, shipped, sold, stored or otherwise handled or
disposed of until every due and payable assessment herein
provided for has been paid and the receipt issued or stamp
cancelled)) canceled, but no liability hereunder shall
attach to common carriers in the regular course of their
business. When any fryers for which exemption as provided in
subsection (1) of this section is claimed are shipped either
by railroad or truck, there shall be plainly noted on the bill
of lading, shipping document, container or invoice, the
reasons for (( such)) the exemptions.
(d) Any producer or handler who fails to comply with the provisions of this section as herein provided shall be guilty of a violation of this order.
(a) Moneys collected by the fryer commission pursuant to the act and this marketing order as assessments shall be used by the commission only for the purposes of paying for the costs or expenses arising in connection with carrying out the purposes and provisions of the act and this marketing order.
(b) At the end of each fiscal year the commission shall
credit each producer with any amount paid by such producer in
excess of three percent of the total market value of all
fryers sold, processed, delivered for sale or processing
during that period. Refund may be made only upon satisfactory
proof given by the producer ((
in accordance with reasonable
rules and regulations prescribed by the director)), which may
include bills of lading, bills of sale, or receipts.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.66 RCW. 80-14-020 (Order 1714), § 16-512-040, filed 9/24/80, effective 11/1/80; Marketing Order, Article IV, effective 4/15/57.]
[Marketing Order, Article V, effective 4/15/57.]
The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
|WAC 16-512-002||Director's findings and decision approving a marketing order.|
|WAC 16-512-030||Marketing order purposes.|