WSR 97-05-028

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

WASHINGTON STATE PATROL

[Filed February 12, 1997, 8:28 a.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Repeal and amend existing sections of, and add new sections to chapter 212-17 WAC, Fireworks, to prescribe state-wide standards for retail fireworks stands.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapters 70.77, 43.43 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Recent legislative changes require the director of fire protection to prescribe uniform state-wide standards for retail fireworks stands. These changes will help to ensure uniform, safe operation of fireworks retail stands throughout the state.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Fire Protection Bureau, under the state patrol is the sole regulating agency for fireworks in the state. The Department of Labor and Industries was consulted regarding requirements for electrical service to fireworks stands. Their recommendations were incorporated into the new sections.

Process for Developing New Rule: Mandated by legislative changes; key stakeholders participated in development of these changes.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Mr. Lyall H. Smith, Deputy State Fire Marshal, Washington State Patrol, Fire Protection Bureau, P.O. Box 42600, Olympia, WA 98504-2600, phone (360) 753-0470, FAX (360) 753-0395.

January 11, 1997

Annette M. Sandberg

Chief

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office