WSR 03-05-023

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed February 10, 2003, 1:24 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 34.05.310(4).

Title of Rule: WAC 246-933-590 Humane society and animal care and control agency (entity) fees and renewal cycle.

Purpose: To register humane society and animal care and control agencies (entities) so they can provide limited veterinary services, such as vaccinations, electronic identification, and surgical sterilization, to low-income households.

Other Identifying Information: The proposed fees reflect the department's anticipated cost of registration and renewal as authorized under RCW 43.70.110.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.70.250.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 18.92.260.

Summary: 2002 legislation authorizes the veterinary board to adopt registration, renewal, late renewal penalty and expired license reissuance fees for entities that want to provide limited veterinary services, such as vaccination, surgical sterilization, and electronic identification, to low-income households.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The fee is required by 2002 legislation, and will allow qualified animal control agencies and humane societies to provide limited veterinary services to low-income households.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Karen Kelley, 1112 S.E. Quince Street, Olympia, WA 98504-7868, 236-4876.

Name of Proponent: Department of Health, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: WAC 246-933-590, this rule states fees for entity registration, renewal, late renewal penalty, and expired registration reissuance.

Entities that choose to offer limited services to low-income households, such as vaccinations, surgical sterilization, and electronic identification, will be able to register to provide those services.

Proposal does not change existing rules.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This rule sets fees in accordance with legislative standards (RCW 19.85.025(3)).

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. RCW 34.05.328 does not apply because this rule is an exception as noted under RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b)(vi).

Hearing Location: Department of Health, 1101 Eastside Street, Olympia, WA 98504, (253) 395-7731, fax (253) 395-6759, on March 26, 2003, at 4:00 p.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact (360) 236-4841 by March 19, 2003, TDD 711.

Submit Written Comments to: Karen Kelley, Program Manager, P.O. Box 47868, Olympia, WA 98504-7868, fax (360) 664-9077, by March 19, 2003.

Date of Intended Adoption: March 26, 2003.

M. C. Selecky

Secretary

OTS-6142.1


NEW SECTION
WAC 246-933-590   Humane society and animal care and control agency (entity) fees and renewal cycle.   (1) Registrations must be renewed every year on October 1 as provided in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 3.

(2) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged:

Title of Fee Fee
Entity registration $100.00
Entity renewal 75.00
Late renewal penalty 50.00
Expired registration reissuance 50.00

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