WSR 16-15-092
[Filed July 20, 2016, 10:53 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 16-29 WAC, Animal disease traceability.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 16.36.040, 16.36.150, 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 16-29 WAC to:
Clarify the data that slaughter facilities must report to the department;
Add an alternative to reporting when certain conditions are met; and
Clarify penalties associated with reporting violations.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Department staff will discuss any proposed amendments with affected stakeholders. Affected stakeholders will also have an opportunity to submit written comments on the proposed rules during the public comment period and will be able to present oral testimony at the public hearing.
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
July 20, 2016
Lynn M. Briscoe
Assistant Director