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WIRE: Washington LCB files emergency rules on pesticide action levels

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

The board approved emergency rules for WAC 314-55-108, Pesticide action levels. The rules became effective May 18, 2016, and expire September 15, 2016.

This notice can be found at lcb.wa.gov/laws/laws-and-rules under Recently Adopted Rules.

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Here are the changes:

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 a certified independent testing laboratory or state agency or other designee of the WSLCB identifies a pesticide that is not allowed under subsection (1) of this section and is above the action levels provided in subsections (3) or (4) 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) Pesticide action levels:
Name; Analyte Chemical Abstract Services (CAS) Registry number; Action level in ppm
Abamectin 71751-41-2 0.5
Acephate 30560-19-1 0.4
Acequinocyl 57960-19-7 2
Acetamiprid 135410-20-7 0.2
Aldicarb 116-06-3 0.4
Azoxystrobin 131860-33-8 0.2
Bifenazate 149877-41-8 0.2
Bifenthrin 82657-04-3 0.2
Boscalid 188425-85-6 0.4
Carbaryl 63-25-2 0.2
Carbofuran 1563-66-2 0.2
Chlorantraniliprol 500008-45-7 0.2
Chlorfenapyr 122453-73-0 1
Chlorpyrifos 2921-88-2 0.2
Clofentezine 74115-24-5 0.2
Cyfluthrin 68359-37-5 1
Cypermethrin 52315-07-8 1
Daminozide 1596-84-5 1
DDVP (Dichlorvos) 62-73-7 0.1
Diazinon 333-41-5 0.2
Dimethoate 60-51-5 0.2
Ethoprophos 13194-48-4 0.2
Etofenprox 80844-07-1 0.4
Etoxazole 153233-91-1 0.2
Fenoxycarb 72490-01-8 0.2
Fenpyroximate 134098-61-6 0.4
Fipronil 120068-37-3 0.4
Flonicamid 158062-67-0 1
Fludioxonil 131341-86-1 0.4
Hexythiazox 78587-05-0 1
Imazalil 35554-44-0 0.2
Imidacloprid 138261-41-3 0.4
Kresoxim-methyl 143390-89-0 0.4
Malathion 121-75-5 0.2
Metalaxyl 57837-19-1 0.2
Methiocarb 2032-65-7 0.2
Methomyl 16752-77-5 0.4
Methyl parathion 298-00-0 0.2
MGK-264 113-48-4 0.2
Myclobutanil 88671-89-0 0.2
Naled 300-76-5 0.5
Oxamyl 23135-22-0 1
Paclobutrazol 76738-62-0 0.4
Permethrins* 52645-53-1 0.2
Phosmet 732-11-6 0.2
Piperonyl_butoxide 51-03-6 2
Prallethrin 23031-36-9 0.2
Propiconazole 60207-90-1 0.4
Propoxur 114-26-1 0.2
Pyrethrins† 8003-34-7 1
Pyridaben 96489-71-3 0.2
Spinosad 168316-95-8 0.2
Spiromesifen 283594-90-1 0.2
Spirotetramat 203313-25-1 0.2
Spiroxamine 118134-30-8 0.4
Tebuconazole 80443-41-0 0.4
Thiacloprid 111988-49-9 0.2
Thiamethoxam 153719-23-4 0.2
Trifloxystrobin 141517-21-7 0.2

(4) The action level for all other pesticides that are not allowed under subsection (1) of this section is 0.1 ppm.

(5) A licensed marijuana producer or processor which provided a sample that fails quality assurance testing must dispose of the entire lot or batch from which the sample was taken as provided by marijuana waste disposal requirements in WAC 314-55-097 and document the disposal of the sample pursuant to traceability requirements in WAC 314-55-083(4) and record keeping requirements in WAC 314-55-087.

(6) Pursuant to WAC 314-55-102, at the request of the producer or processor, the WSLCB may authorize a retest to validate a failed test result on a case-by-case basis. All costs of the retest will be borne by the producer or the processor.

(7) Pursuant to WAC 314-55-105, upon request a marijuana licensee must disclose and make available all quality assurance tests and retest results for the lot or batch of usable marijuana, marijuana concentrates, or marijuana-infused products to the marijuana licensee or retail customer who is considering purchasing the usable marijuana, marijuana concentrates, or
marijuana-infused products.

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