WSR 04-03-005

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed January 8, 2004, 10:00 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 16-228-1220(4) What are the restrictions applying to any person holding, handling, using or disposing of pesticides and their containers, application by airblast sprayers or aircraft near schools, hospitals or similar establishments. Determine rule language pertaining to these applications.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapters 15.58, 17.21 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Considerable public comment was received during the general rule (chapter 16-228 WAC) revision process concerning the need to review this section of rule further. Additional stakeholder work and opportunity for public comment is needed before the department can consider possible rule revision and the extent of changes, if any.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Environmental Protection Agency.

Process for Developing New Rule: Stakeholder technical advisory group.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by sending written comments to Laurie Mauerman, Washington State Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560, fax (360) 902-2093, e-mail lmauerman@agr.wa.gov. To participate in the stakeholder technical advisory group contact Ann Wick, Washington State Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560, phone (360) 902-2051, fax (360) 902-2093, e-mail awick@agr.wa.gov.

January 7, 2004

Bob Arrington

Assistant Director

Legislature Code Reviser 

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Washington State Code Reviser's Office