WSR 07-17-153

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed August 21, 2007, 11:40 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 260-70-630 Threshold levels and 260-84-120 Penalties related to permitted medications.

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 ARCI model rules has adopted a new section on anabolic steroids and their recommended threshold or permitted levels. The commission will explore, through the rule-making process, whether or not to adopt these new threshold levels (WAC 260-70-630) and to set penalties related to violations of this section (WAC 260-84-120).

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

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, rlopez@whrc.state.wa.us.

August 21, 2007

R. J. Lopez

Deputy Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office