WSR 11-15-072

AGENDA

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed July 19, 2011, 11:00 a.m. ]

Following is the department of agriculture's semi-annual rules development agenda for the period of July 1 through December 31, 2011. This document is being sent to you in compliance with RCW 34.05.314.

The department may undertake additional rule-making activity as conditions warrant. If you have any questions, please call Teresa Norman at (360) 902-2043 or e-mail tnorman@agr.wa.gov.


Semi-Annual Rules Agenda

July 1 - December 31, 2011

P.O. Box 42560

Olympia, WA 98504-2560



WAC Number Rule Title Agency Contact Tentative Timeline Subject of Rule Making
CR-101

CR-105

CR-102 CR-103
Agricultural Development and Assistance/Director's Office
16-08 Practice and procedure Elizabeth McNagny

Administrative Regulations Manager

Phone (360) 902-1809

CR-105 July September Clarifying filing requirements and delegations.
16-575 Wine commission Kelly Frost

Commodity Commission Coordinator

Phone (360) 902-1802

July September November Establishment of an additional assessment pursuant to RCW 15.88.110 and 66.24.215 on vinifera grapes and wine produced. Approval of the additional assessment would be approved by referendum vote of affected producers.
Animal Services Division
16-54 Animal importation Jodi Jones

Division Coordinator

Animal Services Division

Phone (360) 902-1889

July September November Designating when health documents require a physical address for the destination when importing animals.
16-610 Livestock brand inspection Jodi Jones

Division Coordinator

Animal Services Division

Phone (360) 902-1889

July September November Designating when transportation documents require a physical address for the destination when moving cattle and horses within the state, and recovering time and mileage on proven violations.
New WAC chapter Animal disease traceability Jodi Jones

Division Coordinator

Animal Services Division

Phone (360) 902-1889

July September November Creation of the animal disease traceability program.
Commodity Inspection Division
16-301-015 Seed labeling requirements for agricultural, vegetable, and flower seed Victor Shaul

Seed Program Manager

Phone (509) 249-6955

CR-105

July

September Seed program telephone number correction.
Food Safety and Consumer Services Division
New WAC chapter

Cottage food operations Julie Carlson

Division Coordinator

Food Safety and Consumer Services Division

Phone (360) 902-1880

July September October Establishing rules for cottage food operations.
Plant Protection Division
16-470 Quarantine--Agricultural pests Tom Wessels

Plant Services Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1984

July September October The department is considering initiating an industry request quarantine that would place restrictions on the importation of hazelnut plants into Washington state in response to eastern filbert blight.
16-497 Hop disease quarantine Mary Toohey

Plant Protection Assistant Director

Phone (360) 902-1907

July September October The department is considering revising the Washington hop quarantine to harmonize with rules of adjoining states.
16-662 Weights and measures--National handbooks Jerry Buendel

Weights & Measures Program Manager

Phone (360) 902-1856

July September October The department is considering adopting the most current National Institute of Standards and Technology handbooks for technical standards for weights and measures.

Teresa Norman

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office