PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The beef commission is considering changes to chapter 60-12 WAC to ensure consistency with the federal Beef Promotion Act and clarify when assessments are to be collected.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 34.05 RCW, RCW 16.67.120.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To clarify the point at which assessments are collected, ensure consistency with the federal Beef Promotion Act and generally update and clarify this rule.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: National beef promotion and research program. The commission will apprise the national beef promotion and research program of the proposed rules and seek comment to ensure that the proposed rules are consistent with the federal Beef Promotion Act.
Process for Developing New Rule: Members of the Washington state beef commission will develop the rule proposal and will communicate with stakeholders regarding the proposal. Interested parties can participate in the public hearing/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 Patti Brumbach, Washington State Beef Commission, 14240 Interurban Avenue West, #224, Seattle, WA 98168, phone (206) 444-2902, fax (206) 444-2910.
June 22, 2010