WSR 99-12-125

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD


[ Filed June 2, 1999, 11:40 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Rules that are applicable to nonretail licensees, such as breweries, wineries, importers, and distributors. Rules that will be reviewed are contained in the following chapters of the Washington Administrative Code: Beer--Brewers, holders, importers, etc., chapter 314-20 WAC and Domestic wineries and domestic wine distributors, chapter 314-24 WAC.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 66.08.030, 66.24.010, 66.24.012, 66.24.150, 66.24.160, 66.24.170, 66.24.185, 66.24.200, 66.24.203, 66.24.206, 66.24.210, 66.24.215, 66.24.230, 66.24.240, 66.24.244, 66.24.250, 66.24.261, 66.24.270, 66.24.290, 66.24.300, 66.24.305.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The Liquor Control Board is currently undergoing a review of all of its rules to make them clear and usable, per Governor Locke's Executive Order 97-02. This notice concerns the board's intent to review its rules regarding nonretail licensees, such as breweries, wineries, importers, distributors, etc.

Process for Developing New Rule: Input from retail licensees, local governments, and other interested parties will be obtained through series of notices and at least one public hearing.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Teresa Berntsen, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 43080, Olympia, WA 98504-3080, (360) 664-1648, fax (360) 704-4920, e-mail teb@liq.wa.gov.

June 2, 1999

Eugene Prince

Chair

Washington State Code Reviser's Office