WSR 07-20-037

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed September 25, 2007, 3:52 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 246-254 WAC, Radiation protection -- Fees.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.70.110 and 43.70.250.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is considering revising the medical license fees to reflect current terminology and regulatory references, and to review and revise the fee structure for the health physics provider series. This is necessary because the regulations pertaining to medical use of radioactive material were recently revised to include new references and language, and the fee code and categories need to be revised to reflect that same language. A review of the health physics series (currently two categories with markedly different fees) was requested by one of the current health physics providers.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: Collaborative rule making; all radioactive materials licensees, health physics providers, and other interested parties will be notified of the proposed rule revisions and given opportunity to comment via regular mail, e-mail, and the department of health rules web site.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication, by contacting Arden Scroggs, Manager, Radioactive Materials Section, Office of Radiation Protection, Department of Health, P.O. Box 47827.

September 25, 2007

Mary C. Selecky

Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office