WSR 10-17-112

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

OFFICE OF

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

[ Insurance Commissioner Matter No. R 2010-10 -- Filed August 18, 2010, 7:52 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Crop adjusters.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 48.02.060, 48.17.005, and sections 4 and 5, chapter 67, Laws of 2010.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Chapter 67, Laws of 2010, provides for the separate licensing of crop adjusters. It further provides for the commissioner to adopt rules regarding prelicensing education, examination, continuing education requirements, and renewal of the license. The propose[d] rules will set forth these educational, examination, and licensing requirements.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Risk Management Agency (RMA) of the United States Department of Agriculture has specific requirements for education and testing for crop adjusters to adjust crop insurance claims. The proposed rules will specifically refer to the requirements of the RMA.

Process for Developing New Rule: Submit written comments by October 1, 2010, to Jim Tompkins, P.O. Box 40258, Olympia, WA 98504-0258, e-mail jimt@oic.wa.gov, fax (360) 586-3109.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jim Tompkins, P.O. Box 40258, Olympia, WA 98504-0258, e-mail jimt@oic.wa.gov, fax (360) 586-3109.

August 18, 2010

Mike Kreidler

Insurance Commissioner

Washington State Code Reviser's Office