WSR 07-09-010



[ Filed April 6, 2007, 10:22 a.m. ]

Continuance of WSR 07-08-004.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 06-11-071.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 16-54 WAC, Animal importation, subsequent to public hearings, the department is extending the comment period and adoption date.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 1, 2007.

Submit Written Comments to: Teresa Norman, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail, fax (360) 902-2092, by April 30, 2007.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact WSDA Receptionist by April 18, 2007, TTY (360) 902-1996 or (360) 902-1976.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules:

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapters 16.36 and 34.05 RCW.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 16.36 RCW.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Washington state department of agriculture, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Leonard Eldridge, Olympia, (360) 902-1881.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328.

April 6, 2007

Leonard E. Eldridge, DVM

State Veterinarian

Washington State Code Reviser's Office