Oregon Bulletin

January 1, 2011


Department of Agriculture,
Oregon Sheep Commission
Chapter 644

Rule Caption: To increase the wool assessment rate by one half cent per pound effective January 1, 2011.

Adm. Order No.: SHEEP 1-2010(Temp)

Filed with Sec. of State: 12-15-2010

Certified to be Effective: 1-1-11 thru 3-31-11

Notice Publication Date:

Rules Amended: 644-010-0010

Subject: The temporary rule will implement the proposal adopted by the Oregon Sheep Commission on Dec. 15, 2010, to increase the assessment on the sale of wool sold through commercial channels by one-half cent in accordance with ORS 576.325(f). The wool assessment will increase from $0.025 cents to $0.03 cents per pound of wool in the grease basis for all Oregon sheep producers effective January 1, 2011.

Rules Coordinator: Richard Kosesan—(503) 370-7024



(1) Any first purchaser shall deduct and withhold an assessment of three cents ($.03) per pound from the price paid to the producer thereof, after January 1, 2011, for all wool produced in Oregon.

(2) All casual sales of wool made by the producer direct to the consumer and in an amount less than 200 pounds in any calendar year shall be exempt from the assessment.

(3) Any person (including producers eligible for exemption from assessment as casual sales) may donate to the Commission. Such authorization may be made by so indicating and signing such donation on the payment slips prepared by the first handler (who will include such donations in the quarterly report).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 576

Stats. Implemented: ORS 576.304(2) & 576.325

Hist.: SC 2, f. 12-20-77, ef. 1-1-78; SC 1-1985, f. & ef. 11-20-85; SHEEP 1-2004, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-04; SHEEP 1-2005, f. 12-15-05 cert. ef. 1-1-06; SHEEP 1-2006, f. 12-12-06, cert.ef. 1-1-07; SHEEP 1-2010(Temp), 12-15-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11 thru 3-31-11

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