WSR 09-09-055

PROPOSED RULES

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed April 10, 2009, 4:05 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 08-22-062.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: New WAC 230-15-267 Remote access to surveillance.

Hearing Location(s): Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, WA 98662, (360) 254-3100, on July 10, 2009, at 9:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: July 10, 2009.

Submit Written Comments to: Susan Arland, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, e-mail SusanA@wsgc.wa.gov, fax (360) 486-3625, by July 1, 2009.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Gail Grate, executive assistant, by July 1, 2009, TTY (360) 486-3637 or (360) 486-3453.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: This new rule allows licensed gambling service suppliers who install and maintain closed circuit television surveillance systems (CCTV) to remotely access digital CCTV systems for maintenance or repair under the following restrictions:

1. The card room licensee must notify us before the remote access occurs;

2. The card room licensee must document any remote access in their surveillance log; and

3. Remote access will only be enabled for the duration of the maintenance or repair and the connection terminated immediately after.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: We require Class F and house-banked card game licensees to install and maintain CCTV system[s]. Licensees may use either analog or digital recording equipment. There are no rules that specifically address whether or not licensed service suppliers should be allowed to remotely access digital CCTV systems for maintenance or repair.

Licensed service suppliers have been permitted to conduct periodic remote access to digital systems to install upgrades and perform maintenance. The purpose of this new rule is to codify current industry practice and clarify that only licensed service suppliers can have remote access.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070.

Statute Being Implemented: Not applicable.

Name of Proponent: Washington state gambling commission, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Susan Arland, Rules Coordinator, Lacey, (360) 486-3466; Implementation: Rick Day, Director, Lacey, (360) 486-3446; and Enforcement: Mark Harris, Assistant Director, Lacey, (360) 486-3579.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. A small business economic impact statement has not been prepared pursuant to RCW 19.85.025 because the change would not impose additional costs on businesses.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The Washington state gambling commission is not an agency that is statutorily required to prepare a cost-benefit analysis under RCW 34.05.328.

April 10, 2009

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

OTS-2146.3


NEW SECTION
WAC 230-15-267   Remote access of closed circuit television surveillance systems.   Licensed service suppliers that install and maintain closed circuit television (CCTV) surveillance systems may remotely access digital CCTV systems for maintenance or repair under the following provisions:

(1) The card room licensee must notify us before the remote access occurs; and

(2) The card room licensee must document any remote access in their surveillance log; and

(3) Remote access will only be enabled for the duration of the maintenance or repair and the connection terminated immediately after.

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Washington State Code Reviser's Office