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WAC 16-237-025

Bond requirements.

(1) A bond of not less than fifty thousand dollars nor more than seven hundred fifty thousand dollars shall be required for each warehouse operator and dealer licensed pursuant to chapter 22.09 RCW, the Washington Warehouse Act. The bond amount shall be computed at the rate of eighteen cents per bushel of licensed storage capacity or six percent of cost of covered commodities purchased from producers, whichever is higher.
(2) For purposes of this section, the cost of covered commodities purchased from producers will include only those commodities purchased during the preceding fiscal year of that dealer.
(3) Grain dealers who purchase less than one hundred thousand dollars annually from producers may petition the director for exemption from the bond requirements. A grain dealer who is granted exemption must:
(a) Pay for the commodity at time of taking possession by:
(i) Coin or currency; or
(ii) Cashier's check; or
(iii) Certified check; or
(iv) Bank draft.
(b) Dealers must maintain a copy of the contract, scale ticket and payment record. All documents must be complete and show the actual date of the transaction. If paid for in coin or currency, a receipt must be issued and signed and dated by the producer.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 22.09.020(13). WSR 00-21-043, ยง 16-237-025, filed 10/13/00, effective 11/13/00.]
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