WSR 08-15-068

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD


[ Filed July 15, 2008, 8:55 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Regulations relating to breweries and microbreweries are impacted by recent legislative action. Rules may need amending or repealing as part of implementing SSB 6572, allowing warehousing off-site of the brewery, and implementing portions of SSB 6770 dealing with breweries and microbreweries having up to two separately licensed restaurant locations and allowing a brewery or microbrewery to produce beer for another brewery or microbrewery under contract.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 66.08.030, 66.24.240, and 66.24.244.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Implementation of legislation passed in 2008 may require changes in current rule or adoption of new rules to clarify and provide further guidance to licensees who want to participate in the new activities.

Process for Developing New Rule: Interested parties can participate in the discussions formulating this rule change by contacting or sending written comments to the agency staff listed below.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Pamela Madson, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 43080, Olympia, WA 98504-3080, (360) 664-1648, fax (360) 704-4921, e-mail rules@liq.wa.gov.

July 9, 2008

Lorraine Lee

Chairman

Washington State Code Reviser's Office