WSR 08-21-063

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed October 10, 2008, 9:26 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 260-70-675 Bicarbonate testing.

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 agency is initiating rule making on this section to reevaluate the need for split samples and whether or not the commission should continue to bear the cost of collecting, shipping, and testing split samples.

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.

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, Deputy Secretary, 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.

October 10, 2008

R. J. Lopez

Deputy Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office