WSR 05-02-004

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed December 22, 2004, 3:02 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 16-730 WAC, Asparagus equipment leasing program.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 15.04.402, ESHB 2459 and chapter 34.05 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rules are needed in order to implement budget direction from the legislature to assist in maintaining a viable asparagus industry in this state.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: There are no other agencies that regulate this subject.

Process for Developing New Rule: Rules developed with agency staff and industry advisory group.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Greg Wright, Program Coordinator, Washington State Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 42580, Olympia, WA 98504, gwright@agr.wa.gov, (360) 902-1918, fax (360) 902-2092.

December 22, 2004

William E. Brookreson

Deputy Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office