WSR 06-15-089

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY,

TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

[ Filed July 14, 2006, 3:23 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 365-230 WAC, Lead-based paint.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 70.103 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Revisions are needed in order to accomplish two main objectives: (1) Improve efficiency of program administration; and (2) align state regulations with federal standards.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the designated agency for lead-based paint regulations at the federal level. CTED will coordinate EPA throughout the rule-revision process.

Process for Developing New Rule: Lead-based paint task force.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Marie Sullivan, Director of Government Relations, P.O. Box 42525, Olympia, WA 98504-2525, phone (360) 725-4010, fax (360) 586-8440, e-mail maries@cted.wa.gov.

July 14, 2006

Marie Sullivan

Director of

Government Relations

Washington State Code Reviser's Office