WSR 16-11-093
[Filed May 18, 2016, 8:24 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 16-610 WAC, Livestock brand inspection.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 16.57.160, 16.57.240, 16.57.350, 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 16-610 WAC to:
Increase the certificate of permit fee from $1.00 per book to $5.00 per book to align with costs associated with printing and distributing the books;
Abolish the equine bill of sale form;
Add a requirement that a bill of sale must accompany the certificate of permit when cattle change ownership via a private treaty transaction;
Add a requirement that all veterinarians certified to issue livestock inspection certificates must pass a written exam; and
Modify the language to increase clarity and conform with current industry practices.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: 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, Washington State Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 42577, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 902-1889, fax (360) 902-2087, e-mail
May 18, 2016
Lynn M. Briscoe
Assistant Director