WSR 12-12-045

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed May 31, 2012, 3:06 p.m. ]

Continuance of WSR 12-09-086.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 12-05-106.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 16-470 WAC, Quarantine -- Agricultural pests, the department is proposing to modify the apple maggot quarantine boundaries by:

(1) Adding a portion of Chelan County to the quarantine; and

(2) Decreasing the size of the quarantine portion of Kittitas County.

Hearing Location(s): Washington State Department of Agriculture, Fruit and Vegetable Inspection, 270 9th Street N.E., Main Conference Room, East Wenatchee, WA 98802, on June 8, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: June 15, 2012.

Submit Written Comments to: Henri Gonzales, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560, e-mail hgonzales@agr.wa.gov, fax (360) 902-2094, by June 8, 2012.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Henri Gonzales by June 1, 2012, TTY (800) 833-6388.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules:

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 17.24.041 and chapter 34.05 RCW.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 17.24 RCW.

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

Name of Proponent: Washington state department of agriculture, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Mary Toohey, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, WA 98504-2560, (360) 902-1907; Implementation and Enforcement: Brad White, 1111 Washington Street, Olympia, WA 98504-2560, (360) 902-2071.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The Washington state department of agriculture is not a listed agency under RCW 34.05.328 (5)(a)(i).

May 31, 2012

Mary A. Martin Toohey

Assistant Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office