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RCW 90.64.017

Registration of dairy producers—Information required—Information to producers regarding chapter.

(1) Every dairy producer licensed under chapter 15.36 RCW shall register with the department by September 1, 1998, and shall reregister with the department by September 1st of every even-numbered year. Every dairy producer licensed after September 1, 1998, shall register with the department within sixty days of licensing. The purpose of registration is to provide and update baseline information for the dairy nutrient management program.
(2) To facilitate registration, the department shall obtain from the food safety and animal health division of the department of agriculture a current list of all licensed dairy producers in the state and mail a registration form to each licensed dairy producer no later than July 15, 1998.
(3) At a minimum, the form shall require the following information as of the date the form is completed:
(a) The name and address of the operator of the dairy farm;
(b) The name and address of the dairy farm;
(c) The telephone number of the dairy farm;
(d) The number of cows in the dairy farm;
(e) The number of young stock in the dairy farm;
(f) The number of acres owned and rented in the dairy farm;
(g) Whether the dairy producer, to the best of his or her knowledge, has a plan for managing dairy nutrient discharges that is commensurate with the size of his or her herd, and whether the plan is being fully implemented; and
(h) If the fields where dairy nutrients are being applied belong to someone other than the dairy producer whose farm operation generated the nutrients, the name, address, and telephone number of the owners of the property accepting the dairy nutrients.
(4) In the mailing to dairy producers containing the registration form, the department shall also provide clear and comprehensive information regarding the requirements of this chapter.
(5) The department shall require the registrant to provide only information that is not already available from other sources accessible to the department, such as dairy licensing information.
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