Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 06-04-100.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: The Washington state department of agriculture's (WSDA) fruit and vegetable inspection program is proposing to amend chapter 16-436 WAC, Peach standards.
Hearing Location(s): WSDA Yakima Office, Second Floor Conference Room, 21 North First Avenue, Yakima, WA, on April 27, 2006, at 1:30 p.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: May 11, 2006.
Submit Written Comments to: Debbie Hacker, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, fax (360) 902-2085, by 5:00 p.m. on April 27, 2006.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact the WSDA receptionist by April 21, 2006, at TTY (360) 902-1996 or (360) 902-1996 [902-1976].
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The proposed amendment to chapter 16-436 WAC includes repealing WAC 16-436-186 Containers, removing all container requirements associated with peaches.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Removing the container requirements would allow growers/packers and shippers to pack and market various types of containers that may be requested or required by the buyers and the consuming public.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 15.17 RCW, Standards of grades and packs, chapter 34.05 RCW, Administrative Procedure Act.
Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 15.17 RCW, Standards of grades and packs.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: The Washington state fruit commission, private.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Jim Quigley, Olympia, (360) 902-1833.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. There is no economic impact associated with this rule amendment.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The WSDA is not a listed agency in RCW 34.05.328 (5)(a)(i).
Robert W. Gore
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed: