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PDFWAC 16-167-010


(1) Consistent with the concept of uniformity where possible with the federal regulations adopted under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C. 301 et seq., this chapter adopts the version of the referenced federal rule current at the time this rule becomes effective.
(2) To promote continued uniformity with federal rules; amendments to the federal rules referenced in this chapter are hereby incorporated and enforceable under this chapter upon the effective date of the federal amendment provided:
(a) The director of the Washington state department of agriculture or his or her authorized representative (director) gives notice of the federal rule amendment at the time it is published as a final rule in the Federal Register;
(b) The notice is published, at a minimum, in the state register and on the agency's web site; and
(c) The director has not otherwise determined that the amendment should not be adopted as provided in subsection (3) of this section.
(3) If the director determines that a proposed amendment to a federal rule referenced in this chapter should not be adopted, the director shall initiate rule making under chapter 34.05 RCW to amend this chapter to reflect the version of the federal rule, if any, effective under this chapter.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 69.04.740, 69.07.020, 69.10.055, 15.36.021, 69.22.020, and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 16-22-061, § 16-167-010, filed 10/31/16, effective 12/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 69.04.392, 69.04.394, 69.04.396, 69.04.398, 69.07.020 and 69.10.055. WSR 99-12-020, § 16-167-010, filed 5/24/99, effective 6/24/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 69.04.392, 69.04.394, 69.04.396, 69.04.398 and 69.07.020. WSR 98-09-048, § 16-167-010, filed 4/15/98, effective 5/16/98; WSR 97-02-036 (Order 6012), § 16-167-010, filed 12/26/96, effective 1/26/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 69.04.392, 69.04.394, 69.04.398 and 69.07.020. WSR 95-02-017 (Order 5065), § 16-167-010, filed 12/27/94, effective 1/27/95.]
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