PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 16-74 WAC, Livestock testing -- Duties of owners.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapters 16.36 and 34.05 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: A part of the Washington state department of agriculture's (WSDA) ongoing rules review and regulatory improvement process, the department is considering amending chapter 16-74 WAC for readability and clarity.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: WSDA staff will develop the rules proposal. Interested parties may participate in the public hearing and public comment process.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Lynn Briscoe, Washington State Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 42560, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504-2560, (360) 902-1987.
August 24, 2007
Leonard E. Eldridge, DVM