WSR 12-13-010



[ Filed June 7, 2012, 12:14 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 12-09-082.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 308-391-602 Processor lien or preparer lien, uniform commercial code (UCC).

Hearing Location(s): Department of Licensing, Business and Professions Division, 405 Black Lake Boulevard S.W., Building 2, 2nd Floor, Olympia, WA 98502, on July 26, 2012, at 8:30.

Date of Intended Adoption: July 31, 2012.

Submit Written Comments to: Kim Summers, P.O. Box 9660, Olympia, WA 98507-9660, e-mail, fax (360) 570-7052, by July 23, 2012.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Kim Summers, TTY (360) 664-0116 or (360) 664-1530.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: As a result of HB 2362 which passed the 2012 legislature, the rule describing how to file certain liens in the UCC office needs to be amended to include wine producer liens.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 60.13.040.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 62A.9A RCW.

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

Name of Proponent: [Department of licensing], governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Kim Summers, Olympia, Washington, (360) 64-1530 [664-1530]; Implementation and Enforcement: Margaret Eby, Olympia, Washington, (360) 664-1572.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. No impact.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The department of licensing is exempt from the provisions of this law.

June 7, 2012

Damon Monroe

Rules Coordinator


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 09-12-067, filed 5/29/09, effective 6/29/09)

WAC 308-391-602   Processor lien or preparer lien.   (1) A producer or commercial fisherman or wine producer may satisfy the condition in chapter 60.13 RCW that a statement evidencing the processor lien or preparer lien be filed under RCW 60.13.040 in a record, authenticated by the producer or fisherman, by using the same filing forms and procedures outlined in this chapter for filing a financing statement, and by satisfying the following additional statutory requirements prescribed in RCW 60.13.040:

(a) Designate the financing statement as a statement filed under RCW 60.13.040 evidencing the processor lien or preparer lien or wine producer lien by marking "Non-UCC Filing" (not AG-lien) in box 5, and by stating which type of lien is claimed in box 8.

(b) State the true amount or a reasonable estimate of the debt demanded after deducting all credits and offsets and the date on which payment was due for the agricultural product or fish to be charged with the lien in box 10 of the Addendum.

(c) State the name and address of the producer(s), processor(s), conditioner(s) or preparer(s) who received the agricultural product or fish to be charged with the lien in boxes 1, 2 and 11, as needed.

(d) State the name and address of the lien holder in box 3.

(e) Add a description sufficient to identify the agricultural product or fish to be charged with the lien in box 4.

(f) Include the statement that the amount claimed is a true and bona fide existing debt as of the date of the filing of the notice evidencing the lien, and the statement that the act of filing this notice constitutes the present intention of the producer or commercial fisherman that the statements there are true and adopted by the producer or commercial fisherman as their own in box 10 of the Addendum. If you cannot include all of the information required to be included in box 10, use the additional space provided in box 16 of the Addendum with a cross-reference that it is a continuation of the information to be added to box 10.

(2) Authentication. The authorized filing of the financing statement on the approved forms, containing the additional information, and in the manner that complies with the requirements of this section is deemed to be an authenticated record by the producer or commercial fisherman as required by RCW 60.13.040(2).

(3) Where to file. File in the department of licensing as provided in WAC 308-391-101.

(4) Fee. The fees are the same as provided in WAC 308-391-104.

(5) Duration. As provided in RCW 60.13.060(1), the wine producer or processor lien shall terminate twelve months after, and the preparer lien shall terminate fifty days after, the later of the date of attachment of the lien or filing of the statement, unless a suit to foreclose the lien has been filed before that time as provided in RCW 60.13.070. Thus a filed statement evidencing a processor lien or a preparer lien is not effective for five years, and need not, and may not be continued as provided in WAC 308-391-201.

(6) Mechanics of search. Crop liens claimed under chapter 60.11 RCW, processor liens or preparer liens or wine producer liens claimed under chapter 60.13 RCW for which statements have been filed in accordance with this rule, and financing statements filed under RCW 62A.9A-310 are revealed in a search as provided in WAC 308-391-505.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 62A.9A-526, chapters 60.68, 60.13, and 9A.82 RCW. 09-12-067, 308-391-602, filed 5/29/09, effective 6/29/09.]

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