Purpose: This rule-making order amends WAC 16-328-011 by increasing the hourly inspection fee for strawberry planting stock certification to equal the hourly inspection fee for other nursery services and slightly decreasing the strawberry certification application fee. The increase in the hourly inspection fee, which exceeds the fiscal growth rate factor for 2005, was authorized by section 309(2), chapter 25, Laws of 2003 1st sp.s. Section 309(2) reads: "Fees and assessments approved by the department in the 2003-05 biennium are authorized to exceed the fiscal growth rate factor under RCW 43.135.055."
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 16-328-011.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapters 15.14 and 34.05 RCW.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-13-150 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: August 10, 2004.
Valoria H. Loveland
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 03-21-166, filed 10/22/03, effective 11/22/03)
WAC 16-328-011 Strawberry plant certification fees. The strawberry plant certification fees are as follows:
July 1, 2003
(2) Inspection fees. The department will conduct certification inspections at the hourly inspection rate established in chapter 16-401 WAC, plus mileage charged at a rate established by the state office of financial management. Testing fees will be charged at the rate established in chapter 16-470 WAC. Inspection and testing fees are payable upon completion of work. Billing may be arranged subject to department policies and processes.
(3) The department will remove any applicant from the certification program for failing to pay fees when due.
(4) The department will not accept applications from growers owing the department for previous fees.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.13, 15.14, 17.24, and 34.05 RCW. 03-21-166, § 16-328-011, filed 10/22/03, effective 11/22/03. Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.14 and 34.05 RCW. 03-10-080, § 16-328-011, filed 5/6/03, effective 6/30/03. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.14 RCW. 01-11-032, § 16-328-011, filed 5/8/01, effective 6/8/01.]