WSR 04-12-051

EMERGENCY RULES

WASHINGTON STATE TOXICOLOGIST


[ Filed May 28, 2004, 12:38 p.m. , effective June 10, 2004 ]


Date of Adoption: May 27, 2004.

Purpose: The purpose of this emergency rule making is to indicate approval by the state toxicologist of thermometers used in the breath alcohol testing program.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 448-13-020.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.61.506.

Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that state or federal law or federal rule or a federal deadline for state receipt of federal funds requires immediate adoption of a rule.

Reasons for this Finding: Chapter 68, Laws of 2004 (SHB 3055), effective June 10, 2004, amends RCW 46.61.506(4) to require that prior to the start of a breath alcohol test, the temperature of the simulator solution must be measured by a thermometer approved of by the state toxicologist. It is therefore necessary for the state toxicologist to approve thermometers on or before June 10, 2004.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

May 27, 2004

Barry K. Logan, Ph.D.

Washington State Toxicologist



[AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 95-20-025, filed 9/27/95)]WAC 448-13-020   Approval of breath test ((instruments)) equipment.   ((Pursuant to RCW 46.61.506, the DataMaster is the only breath test instrument approved by the state toxicologist as a device for the measurement of alcohol in a person's breath. A simulator filled with a certified simulator solution will be attached to each instrument to provide a known external standard as defined in WAC 448-13-030(13). The simulator used must be on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conforming products list. Any agency, group, or individual seeking approval or certification from the state toxicologist for the use of other breath test instruments for evidential breath testing programs in the state of Washington should contact the state toxicologist at the address given in WAC 448-13-210.)) (1) Pursuant to RCW 46.61.506, the following instruments are approved for the quantitative measurement of alcohol in a person's breath:

(a) The DataMaster.

(2) Pursuant to RCW 46.61.506, the following thermometers are approved:

(a) Mercury in glass thermometers with a scale graduated in tenths of a degree measuring a range between 33.5 and 34.5 degrees centigrade; and

(b) Digital thermometer system contained within the Guth 2100 wet bath simulator.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.61.506. 95-20-025, 448-13-020, filed 9/27/95, effective 10/28/95; 91-21-040, 448-13-020, filed 10/11/91, effective 11/11/91; 91-06-022, 448-13-020, filed 2/26/91, effective 3/29/91.]

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