RCW 15.66.093, in pertinent part, allows the director of the department of agriculture "upon the request of a commodity commission and without compliance with RCW 15.66.070 through 15.66.090, [to] suspend the commission's order or term or provision thereof for a period not to exceed one year, if the director finds that the suspension will tend to effectuate the declared policy of this chapter."
I have determined that suspending the collection of assessments will effectuate a stated policy of chapter 15.66 RCW. I am, therefore, suspending the collection of assessments by the Washington fryer commission for a period of six months, effective July 1, 2008, and ending December 31, 2008. Assessment collections would resume January 1, 2009.
Even though a public hearing process is not required under RCW 15.66.093, I ask that notice of this action be published in the Washington state register.
Robert W. Gore