LCB Notice of Rule Making – Emergency Rules – #16-44

Today the LCB issued 2 Notice of Rule Making notifications - Emergency Rule - #16-44

Here's the text of the notification:


The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board filed Emergency Ruleswith the Code Reviser’s Office for Chapter 314-55 WAC.

The board approved refiling emergency rules for WAC 314-55-108, Pesticide action levels, to continue requirements until permanent rules become effective. The rules become effective today, December 28, 2016, and expire April 27, 2017.  Permanent rulemaking on this subject is in progress.

The WSLCB is currently undergoing upgrades to its website and will post this emergency rule on the Recently Adopted Rules webpage early next week. Once posted, this notice and copy of the emergency rule can be found at under Recently Adopted Rules.

WAC changes

NEW SECTION WAC 314-55-108 Pesticide action levels. (1) Only pesticides allowed under WAC 314-55-084 may be used in the production of marijuana, and they must be registered by the Washington state department of agriculture (WSDA) under chapter 15.58 RCW. (2) Pursuant to WAC 314-55-102, if the WSLCB, WSDA, other designee of the WSLCB, or certified lab identifies a pesticide that is not allowed under subsection (1) of this section and is above the action levels provided in subsection (3) of this section, that lot or batch from which the sample was deducted has failed quality assurance testing and may be subject to a recall as provided in WAC 314-55-225. (3) The action levels for pesticides are provided in the table below. The action level for all other pesticides that are not allowed under subsection (1) of this section or listed in the table below is 0.1 ppm.

Click here to download the full text and pesticides table of action levels provided by the LCB today.


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