WSR 07-21-038

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

OLYMPIC COLLEGE


[ Filed October 10, 2007, 11:31 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Animal control policy.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 28B.50 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The purpose of this policy is to set out clear regulation regarding the control of pets and other animals on and in all campuses and buildings owned or controlled by Olympic College.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The law against discrimination governing service animals is addressed through the specific exclusion from the policy of service animals as defined under RCW 49.60.040 (23) and (24).

Process for Developing New Rule: Review by college council, attorney general's office, and president's cabinet.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Thomas Oliver, Olympic College, Rules Coordinator, (360) 475-7502, or toliver@olympic.edu, to provide comments on this rule.

October 24 [10], 2007

Thomas Oliver

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office