WSR 07-11-120

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed May 21, 2007, 11:45 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 260-20-160 Ambulances.

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: The current rule addresses ambulances for both humans and horses. Amendments to chapter 260-20 WAC have established a new section dedicated to the requirements of equine ambulances. The current section needs to be amended to address medical aid at not only Class A and B racing associations, but also Class C racing associations.

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 Robert J. Lopez, Administrative Services Manager, Washington Horse Racing Commission, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, phone (360) 459-6462, fax (360) 459-6461, rlopez@whrc.state.wa.us.

May 21, 2007

R. J. Lopez

Deputy Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office