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This hearing is being recorded using Microsoft Teams, and a transcript will be generated if needed.
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Copies of the proposed amendments to rules to 042, fourteen and 2:15 for Regulation, 623 fields seed
certification, as well as the regulatory impact statement and cost benefit analysis.
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Developed by the department are available from the department and have been posted on the website
for the Michigan Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules. Written comments must be received by
the close of business tomorrow, Friday, August 19th, 2022 until 5:00 PM if anyone has written
comments, but it's not yet sent them, please raise your hand in the virtual room and I will provide an e-
mail address, fax number, or US mailing address.
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Asked that everyone in in attendance who wishes to speak in today's hearing a hearing to please raise
your hand in the virtual setting if you are able to do so, I will call on everyone who indicates a desire to
speak, including those who are attending by telephone only.
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Anyone present who wishes to have their attendance included in the record but who does not wish to
speak, please provide your name and city in the chat function. If you are unable to do that, I will ask that
for that information as well. At the conclusion of the hearing.
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But when I call on you to speak, please state your name. Spell your last name and indicate whom you
represent. If you represent an organization.
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By way of ground rules, let me stay state that our purpose today is to gather comments and concerns
from the public for the record, which will be considered during the administrative rulemaking process.
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In synopsis, the proposed changes to rules 204, two, 14, and 2:15 of Regulation 623 would align
Michigan standards with current national standards on distance requirements for production of certified
seed. At this point, I will call on Michael Phillip from the department's pesticide and Plant Pest
Management division for any additional comments.