WSR 06-23-053

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed November 8, 2006, 10:01 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 260-84-090 Equine medication and prohibited substances -- Penalties -- Guidelines, 260-84-100 Furosemide penalties, 260-84-130 Penalties for prohibited practices, and 260-84-120 Penalties relating to permitted medication.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 67.16.020.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To amend WAC 260-84-090 and may repeal, 260-84-100, 260-84-120, and 260-84-130, to comply with the Association of Racing Commissioners International recommended model rules, and to provide clear and understandable language in rules. To prevent and deter the use of prohibited substances in the use of racehorses in the state of Washington and to implement penalties accordingly.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making; and agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Douglas L. Moore, Washington Horse Racing Commission, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, phone (360) 459-6462, fax (360) 459-6461, dmoore@whrc.state.wa.us.

November 8, 2006

Douglas L. Moore

Management Analyst

Washington State Code Reviser's Office