WSR 04-17-036

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed August 10, 2004, 10:51 a.m. , effective September 10, 2004 ]


Purpose: This rule-making order amends WAC 16-470-912 and 16-470-917 by increasing the plant pathology laboratory diagnostic fees, hourly fees, and post entry inspection fee by 3.03%, which is the OFM fiscal growth factor for fiscal year 2005.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 16-470-912 and 16-470-917.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapters 17.24 and 34.05 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-13-148 on June 23, 2004.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: August 10, 2004.

Valoria H. Loveland

Director

OTS-7299.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 03-21-166, filed 10/22/03, effective 11/22/03)

WAC 16-470-912   Schedule of fees and charges -- Applicable fees and charges.   (1) Hourly rate.


((Effective

July 1, 2003))

Hourly rate - business hours $((30.20)) 31.10
Hourly rate - nonbusiness hours $((38.60)) 39.70

(2) Laboratory diagnostic services, except as provided in subsection (3) or (4) of this section, are charged at the applicable hourly rate plus materials.

(3) Plant pathology laboratory diagnostic fees are as follows:


Effective July 1, 2003
Identity

Determination

1 sample
5 samples
10 samples
50 samples
100+ samples
virus (ELISA) At cost At cost $((10.00)) 10.30 ea $((5.00)) 5.10 ea $((2.90))

2.95 ea

bacteria ((40.05)) 41.20 ea ((38.65)) 39.80 ea ((36.25)) 37.30 ea ((35.05)) 36.10 ea ((35.05))

36.10 ea

fungus ((42.35)) 43.60 ea ((36.25)) 37.30 ea ((35.05)) 36.10 ea ((33.85)) 34.80 ea ((31.40))

32.30 ea

nematode ((31.40)) 32.30 ea ((28.95)) 29.80 ea ((26.55)) 27.30 ea ((25.90)) 26.60 ea ((24.15))

24.80 ea


Note: To receive volume rates, samples must be submitted as a unit and identification requests must be for one specific virus, bacterium, fungus, or nematode. Samples tested for multiple pathogens will be considered as multiple samples unless all pathogens can be detected in a single test without additional inputs.

(4) The department reserves the right to provide service by written agreement at a single, negotiated cost or at a negotiated rate for projects with at least one of the following characteristics:

(a) Projects greater than one hundred samples;

(b) Projects requiring materials not readily available; or

(c) Projects requiring special handling or prolonged incubation periods.

The rate charged shall not be less than the cost to the department of performing the tests.

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.13, 15.14, 17.24, and 34.05 RCW. 03-21-166, 16-470-912, filed 10/22/03, effective 11/22/03. Statutory Authority: Chapters 17.24 and 34.05 RCW. 03-10-082, 16-470-912, filed 5/6/03, effective 6/30/03. Statutory Authority: Chapters 17.24 and 15.14 RCW. 01-11-033, 16-470-912, filed 5/8/01, effective 6/8/01.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 03-21-166, filed 10/22/03, effective 11/22/03)

WAC 16-470-917   Schedule of fees and charges -- Fees for post entry inspection services.   (1) Post entry site inspection and/or permit review and approval((:

Effective July 1, 2003)) . . . . . . . . . . . . $((60.50)) 62.30

(2) Subsequent inspections of post entry plant materials are provided at the applicable hourly rate.

(3) Post entry inspection fees may be waived for state universities, United States Department of Agriculture researchers, and other public entities.

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.13, 15.14, 17.24, and 34.05 RCW. 03-21-166, 16-470-917, filed 10/22/03, effective 11/22/03. Statutory Authority: Chapters 17.24 and 34.05 RCW. 03-10-082, 16-470-917, filed 5/6/03, effective 6/30/03. Statutory Authority: Chapters 17.24 and 15.14 RCW. 01-11-033, 16-470-917, filed 5/8/01, effective 6/8/01.]

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