Notice of Intent to Adopt New and Amend Existing Rules and Regulations – Chapter 63 & 51
January 09, 2024
The Wyoming Department of Agriculture and Board of Agriculture are proposing a new Chapter 63 in addition to amending Chapter 51 of Wyoming rules and regulations related to the Wyoming seed law.
The Wyoming Department of Agriculture and Board of Agriculture are proposing a new Chapter 63 in addition to amending Chapter 51 of Wyoming rules and regulations related to the Wyoming seed law. The new Chapter 63 will include the Prohibited, Restricted, and Noxious Weed Seed Lists that are currently in Chapter 51. The purpose of removing the lists from Chapter 51 are to separate the seed law rules according to the respective rulemaking authority of the Board of Agriculture and the Department of Agriculture as established by Wyoming Statutes sections 11-12-113 and 11-12-104(a). Additionally, the new Chapter 63 will include five new species of weeds under the Prohibited Noxious Weeds List (Palmer Amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri); Yellow starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis L.); St. Johnswort (Hypericum perforatum L.); Swainsonpea (Sphaerophysa salsula (Pall) DC.); Common Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)). Additionally, the amended Chapter 51 will provide detailed procedures for the Board when reviewing and making proposed recommendations to the Department of Agriculture for amendments to the Prohibited, Restricted and Noxious Weed Seed Lists and removed old references such as the Federal Seed Act Regulations.
The public comment period for these rules will close on March 1st, 2024.
A copy of the rules is available for review on the state of Wyoming rules website at https://rules.wyo.gov or by contacting Slade Franklin, Wyoming Department of Agriculture 6607 Campstool Road, Cheyenne, WY 82009; phone 307-777-6574; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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