WSR 07-20-058



[ Filed September 27, 2007, 2:47 p.m. ]

Continuance of WSR 07-14-041.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 07-04-088.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 142-30-010, the purpose of the rule is to increase the current level of assessment on milk produced in Washington state by .00375 (3/8 cent).

Date of Intended Adoption: November 7, 2007.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The purpose of this rule amendment is to increase the amount of the maximum authorized assessment rate on milk produced in Washington state as allowed under RCW 15.44.080(2) by adding an additional assessment of three-eighths (0.00375) of one cent per hundredweight. This increased assessment is needed to more effectively carry out the powers, duties, and purposes of the Washington dairy products commission under RCW 15.44.060 and 15.44.080(2). These activities include the following: To participate in federal and state agency hearings, meetings and other proceedings in relation to the regulation of the production, manufacture, distribution, sale or use of dairy products; to develop and engage in research for developing better and more efficient production, marketing, and utilization of agricultural products; and to protect the interests of consumers by assuring a sufficient pure and wholesome supply of milk and cream of good quality.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 15.44.060, 15.44.130, 15.44.080(2).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 15.44.080.

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

Name of Proponent: Washington state dairy products commission, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Steve Matzen, 4201 198th Street S.W., Suite 101, Lynnwood, WA 98036, (425) 672-0687; and Enforcement: Celeste Piette, 4201 198th Street S.W., Suite 101, Lynnwood, WA 98036, (425) 672-0687.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The Washington dairy products commission is not a listed agency in RCW 34.05.328 (5)(a)(i).

September 27, 2007

Steve Matzen

General Manager

Washington State Code Reviser's Office