WSR 06-03-088



[ Filed January 13, 2006, 12:54 p.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapters 260-70 and 260-84 WAC dealing with equine medication and penalties.

     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 Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) has adopted into their model rules penalties for violations of equine medication and treatment rules. These model rules were adopted after a recommendation from the Racing Medication and Training Consortium (RMTC).

     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, Administrative Services Manager, Washington Horse Racing Commission, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, phone (360) 459-6462, fax (360) 459-6461,

January 13, 2006

R. M. Leichner

Executive Secretary