WSR 07-03-006A

AGENDA

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed January 4, 2007, 2:01 p.m. ]

Following is the department of agriculture's semi-annual rules development agenda for the period of January 1, 2007, through June 30, 2007. This document is being sent to you in compliance with RCW 34.05.314.

The department may undertake additional rule-making activity as conditions warrant. If you have any questions, please call Teresa Norman at (360) 902-2043 or e-mail tnorman@agr.wa.gov.


Semi-Annual Rules Agenda

January 1, 2007 - June 30, 3007 [2007]

P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560



WAC Number Rule Title Agency Contact Tentative Timeline Subject of Rule Making
CR-101 CR-102 CR-103
Agency Operations
Chapter 16-08 Practice and procedure Dannie McQueen

Administrative Regulations

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1809

Expedited July 2006 February 2007 Updating the rules for adjudicative proceedings.
Chapter 16-06 Public records Dannie McQueen

Administrative Regulations

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1809

January 2007 February 2007 April 2007 Amending WAC 16-06-210, the department public disclosure rule to include the 2006 legislative exemptions regarding animal identification and animal diseases.
Animal services division
Chapter 16-30 Restricted feedlots Lynn Briscoe

Special Assistant to the State Veterinarian

Phone (360) 902-1987

December 2006 January 2007 February 2007 Title change to "restricted feedlots and holding facilities." Adding a restricted holding facility and eliminating the category II restricted feedlot.
Chapter 16-54 Animal importation Lynn Briscoe

Special Assistant to the State Veterinarian

Phone (360) 902-1987

July 2006 January 2007 February 2007 Rewrite rules in plain talk and bring them up-to-date with current disease requirements.
Chapter 16-59 Importation and movement of poultry and hatching eggs Lynn Briscoe

Special Assistant to the State Veterinarian

Phone (360) 902-1987

January 2007 April 2007 June 2007 Title change to make this chapter regarding in-state poultry. Rewrite rules in plain talk and remove references to importation (move to chapter 16-54 WAC).
Chapter 16-70 Animal diseases -- Reporting Lynn Briscoe

Special Assistant to the State Veterinarian

Phone (360) 902-1987

July 2006 January 2007 February 2007 Bring the reportable disease list in line with the World Organization of Animal Health's Terrestrial Animal Health Code.
Chapter 16-71 Equine infectious anemia Lynn Briscoe

Special Assistant to the State Veterinarian

Phone (360) 902-1987

January 2007 February 2007 June 2007 Title change to "equine diseases regulated in Washington state." Rewrite rules in plain talk and bring them up-to-date with current disease requirements; adding section on equine viral arteritis.
Chapter 16-86 Brucellosis and tuberculosis in cattle and goats Lynn Briscoe

Special Assistant to the State Veterinarian

Phone (360) 902-1987

August 2006 January 2007 June 2007 Title change to "cattle diseases regulated in Washington state." Rewrite rules in plain talk and bring them up-to-date with current disease requirements.
Chapter 16-89 Sheep and goat scrapie disease control Lynn Briscoe

Special Assistant to the State Veterinarian

Phone (360) 902-1987

August 2006 February 2007 June 2007 Rewrite rules in plain talk and bring them up-to-date with current disease requirements.
Chapter 16-604 Public livestock markets Lynn Briscoe

Special Assistant to the State Veterinarian

Phone (360) 902-1987

Expedited January 2007 March 2007 Correcting a reference to the Code of Federal Regulation and adding an additional special sale day.
Chapter 16-610 Livestock inspection and identification Leslie Alexander

Livestock Identification Program Supervisor

Phone (509) 543-7383

July 2006 January 2007 February 2007 Amend the section regarding fees and adopt a new section pertaining to the LID advisory committee.
New WAC Dead livestock disposal Lynn Briscoe

Special Assistant to the State Veterinarian

Phone (360) 902-1987

December 2005 January 2007 February 2007 Adopting rules related to the disposal of animals that have died from disease.
Commodity Inspection Division
Chapter 16-240 WSDA grain inspection program -- Definitions, standards, and fees Randy Deike

Grain Inspection

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1921

January 2007 TBD TBD Reduce fees and simplify the grain inspection program fee schedule.
Chapter 16-301 General seed regulations Victor Shaul

Seed Program Operations Manager

Phone (509) 225-2630

December 2006 TBD TBD Phytosanitary field inspection application due dates; crucifer quarantine; other items as per seed industry requests.
Chapter 16-390 WSDA fruit and vegetable inspection districts, inspection fees and other charges Jim Quigley

Fruit and Vegetable

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1883

January 2007 February 2007 March 2007 Add in the hourly charge for performing GAP/GHP audits verifications, increasing to $75.00 per audit hour by July 1, 2007.
Chapter 16-403 Standards for apples marketed within the state of Washington Jim Quigley

Fruit and Vegetable Inspection Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1883

Expedited

January 2007

March 2007 Rewrite in a clear and readable format. No substantive changes.
Chapter 16-409 Standards for asparagus Jim Quigley

Fruit and Vegetable Inspection Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1883

October 2006 December 2006 February 2007 Rewrite in plain talk. In response to an industry request, the department may be amending some of the grading standards.
Chapter 16-414 Washington standards for cherries Jim Quigley

Fruit and Vegetable Inspection Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1883

Expedited December 2006 February 2007 Housekeeping changes, clarifying section titles for ease of use, replacing tables with standard text format. No substantive changes.
Chapter 16-436 Washington standards for peaches Jim Quigley

Fruit and Vegetable Inspection Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1883

Expedited December 2006 February 2007 Rewrite in a clear and readable format. No new requirements.
Chapter 16-439 Pears, summer and fall Jim Quigley

Fruit and Vegetable Inspection Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1883

Expedited

December 2006

February 2007 Rewrite in a clear and readable format. No new requirements.
Chapter 16-442 Winter pears Jim Quigley

Fruit and Vegetable Inspection Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1883

Expedited

April 2007

June 2007 Rewrite in a clear and readable format. No new requirements.
Food Safety and Consumer Services
Chapter 16-06 Public records Nora Mena

Program Manager

Livestock Nutrient Management Program

Phone (360) 902-2894

February 2006 January 2007 May 2007 Disclosure of certain information.
New WAC Livestock nutrient management Nora Mena

Program Manager

Livestock Nutrient Management Program

Phone (360) 902-2894

June 2007 September 2007 March 2008 Violations and compliance process.
Pesticide Management Division
Chapter 16-228 General pesticide rules Ann Wick

Program Development Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-2051

January 2007 February 2007 April 2007 Define phenoxy pesticides, housekeeping changes.
Chapter 16-230 Use of chemicals and chemically treated materials in certain counties Ann Wick

Program Development Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-2051

January 2007 February 2007 April 2007 Define rules relating to use restricted pesticides in county orders.
Chapter 16-231 Restricted use herbicides Ann Wick

Program Development

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-2051

January 2007 February 2007 April 2007 Define rules relating to use restricted pesticides, housekeeping.
Chapter 16-232 Restricted use herbicides in certain counties Ann Wick

Program Development

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-2051

January 2007 February 2007 April 2007 Define rules relating to use restricted pesticides in county orders.
Chapter 16-230 Use of chemicals and chemically treated materials in certain counties Cliff Weed

Compliance Program

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-2036

March 2007 April 2007 May 2007 Modify the nozzle requirements for air and ground applications.
Chapter 16-231 Restricted use herbicides Cliff Weed

Compliance Program

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-2036

March 2007 April 2007 May 2007 Modify the nozzle requirements for air and ground applications.
Chapter 16-232 Restricted use herbicides in certain counties Cliff Weed

Compliance Program

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-2036

March 207 [2007] April 2007 May 2007 Modify the nozzle requirements for air and ground applications.
Chapter 16-228 Wood destroying organisms Cliff Weed

Compliance Program

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-2036

February 2007 March 2007 April 2007 Modify wood destroying reporting requirements.
Plant Protection Division
New WAC Weed-free forage Tom Wessels

Plant Services

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1984

November 2006 February 2007 April 2007 The department is considering implementing a program to provide voluntary certification services for weed-free forage.
New WAC Weights and measures penalties Kirk Robinson

Weights and Measures

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1856

January 2007 March 2007 May 2007 The department is considering adopting penalty matrices related to violations of chapter 19.94 RCW.
New WAC Motor fuel quality penalties Kirk Robinson

Weights and Measures

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1856

January 2007 March 2007 May 2007 The department is considering adopting penalty matrices related to violations of chapter 19.112 RCW.
Chapter 16-324 Rules for the certification of seed potatoes Tom Wessels

Plant Services

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1984

November 2006 February 2007 April 2007 The department is proposing to revise the current seed potato certification rules to require compliance with the State National Harmonization Program for Seed Potatoes.
Chapter 16-401 Nursery inspection fees Tom Wessels

Plant Services

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1984

January 2007 March 2007 May 2007 The department is considering increasing the nursery inspection fees and the permit fee for businesses exempted from a nursery dealer's license by the OFM fiscal growth factor for fiscal year 2008 (5.49%).
Chapter 16-470 Plant pathology fees Tom Wessels

Plant Services

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1984

January 2007 March 2007 May 2007 The department is considering increasing the laboratory diagnostic hourly fees, nematode laboratory diagnostic fees, and post entry inspection services fee within the OFM fiscal growth factor for fiscal year 2008 (5.49%).
Chapter 16-482 Seed potato quarantine Tom Wessels

Plant Services

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1984

November 2006 February 2007 April 2007 The department is considering revising the current seed potato quarantine to require all seed potatoes planted in Washington comply with the State National Harmonization Program for Seed Potatoes.
Chapter 16-484 Seed potato Y-N quarantine Tom Wessels

Plant Services

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1984

November 2006 February 2007 April 2007 The department is considering repealing the current seed potato Y-N quarantine.
Chapter 16-623 Commission Merchant Act -- Licensing fees, proof of payment, cargo manifests and registration of acreage commitments Kirk Robinson

Commission Merchants Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1856

January 2007 March 2007 May 2007 The department is considering increasing the licensing fees for commission merchants, dealers, limited dealers, brokers, cash buyers, and agents within the OFM fiscal growth factor for fiscal year 2008 (5.49%).
Chapter 16-662 Weights and measures -- National Handbook Kirk Robinson

Weights and Measures

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1856

September 2006 January 2007 February 2007 The department is proposing to adopt quality and labeling standards relative to liquid motor fuels (including biofuels).
Chapter 16-664 National type evaluation program Kirk Robinson

Weights and Measures

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1856

TBD TBD TBD The department is considering amending the rule to accommodate devises dispensing alternative fuels.
Chapter 16-675 Calibration services, special inspection and testing fees Kirk Robinson

Weights and Measures

Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1856

January 2007 March 2007 May 2007 The department is considering increasing the hourly and device inspection/testing fees charged by the metrology laboratory within the OFM fiscal growth factor for fiscal year 2008 (5.49%).

Teresa Norman

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office