WSR 11-24-063

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY


[ Filed December 6, 2011, 9:39 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Repealing WAC 172-122-300 Smoking regulations, and adopting WAC 172-122-310 Use of tobacco products, to revise regulations related to the use of tobacco products in or on property that is owned or leased by Eastern Washington University. These rules constitute a significant revision that is more easily implemented by repealing the existing section and adopting a new section.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.35.120(12).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: These rule changes are needed to better support and comply with the requirements of chapter 70.160 RCW, Smoking in public places.

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 Trent Lutey, University Policy Administrator, Office of the President, Eastern Washington University, 214 Showalter Hall, Cheney, WA 99004, phone (509) 359-6322, fax (509) 359-7036, e-mail tlutey@ewu.edu. A public hearing will be held to permit comment on all proposed rules and revisions.

December 6, 2011

Trent Lutey

University Policy Administrator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office