PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Create a new section in chapter 314-24 WAC.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 66.08.030.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rules are needed to outline the requirements and conditions under which a distributor may charge a retailer a handling fee on bottles of wine purchased in quantities less than a full case.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
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 Karen McCall, Agency Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 43080, Olympia, WA 98504-3080, (360) 664-1631, fax (360) 664-9689, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 11, 2010