WSR 14-15-134
[Filed July 23, 2014, 7:15 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 16-70 WAC, Animal diseasesReporting.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 16.36.040 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department proposes to amend chapter 16-70 WAC to add porcine epidemic diarrhea virus and Coccidioidomycosis to the monthly reporting requirements and remove infectious bovine rhinotracheitis.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Washington state department of agriculture (WSDA) staff will work with the area district director with the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services.
Process for Developing New Rule: WSDA staff will develop the rule proposal with the help of industry input. Interested parties will be given the opportunity to participate during the public hearing and 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 Jodi Jones, WSDA, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 902-1889, fax (360) 902-2087, e-mail
July 23, 2014
Lynn M. Briscoe
Assistant Director