WSR 08-15-069

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD


[ Filed July 15, 2008, 8:56 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The legislature established a new craft distillery license in 2008 under SHB 2959. The liquor control board is evaluating the need for rule making to implement this new license type.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 66.08.030 and chapter 94, Laws of 2008.

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 apply for and operate under the new craft distillery license.

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