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PDFWAC 16-131-110

Suspension, revocation, and denial of endorsement and penalties.

(1) The department may suspend, revoke, or deny an MIE endorsement in accordance with RCW 69.07.060.
(2) The department may impose penalties on any person who processes, advertises, or distributes MIEs without an MIE endorsement. Each of the following is a distinct and separate violation:
(a) Processing MIEs without a valid MIE endorsement;
(b) Advertising or distributing MIEs processed without a valid MIE endorsement;
(c) Processing, advertising, or distributing an MIE that has not received department approval under WAC 16-131-050
(3) For violations under an endorsement, the department may impose civil penalties in conformance with the penalty assignment schedules in this section and chapter 16-139 WAC, excluding WAC 16-139-020, 16-139-030, and 16-139-040.
(4) MIE penalty assignment schedules:
Table 1. MIE Penalties for Processing, Advertising, or Distributing Without a Valid MIE Endorsement
PENALTY
$1,000 per day per violation
Table 2. MIE Penalties for Number of Critical Violations in a
3-Year Period
VIOLATION
PENALTY
Risk of Adulteration
Potential
Probable
First
$1,000 and 4-day suspension
$5,000 and 14-day suspension
Second
$2,000 and 8-day suspension
$5,000 and 30-day suspension
Third
$4,000 and 16-day suspension
$5,000 and revocation
Table 3. MIE Penalties for Number of Significant Violations in a 3-Year Period
VIOLATION
PENALTY
Risk of Adulteration
Potential
Probable
First
$500 and 2-day suspension
$1,000 and 4-day suspension
Second
$1,000 and 4-day suspension
$2,000 and 8-day suspension
Third
$2,000 and 8-day suspension
$4,000 and 16-day suspension
Table 4. MIE Penalties for Number of Economic or Other Violations in a 3-Year Period
VIOLATION
PENALTY
Unknowing
Knowing
First
$500 and 2-day suspension
$1,000 and 4-day suspension
Second
$1,000 and 4-day suspension
$2,000 and 6-day suspension
Third
$1,500 and 6-day suspension
$5,000 and 20-day suspension
[Statutory Authority: RCW 69.07.020, 69.07.200, and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 18-05-010, § 16-131-110, filed 2/8/18, effective 4/1/18.]
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