WSR 13-04-050

PROPOSED RULES

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed February 1, 2013, 8:28 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 12-17-069.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 260-70-630 Threshold levels.

Hearing Location(s): Auburn City Council Chambers, 25 West Main, Auburn, WA 98002, on March 15, 2013, at 9:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: March 15, 2013.

Submit Written Comments to: Douglas L. Moore, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, e-mail doug.moore@whrc.state.wa.us, fax (360) 459-6461, by March 13, 2013.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Patty Sorby by March 13, 2013, TTY (360) 459-6462.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Adopts acceptable threshold levels in post race samples on therapeutic medications used in treating horses.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: To protect the horses and ensure that medications used in treating them are used in a manner to ensure all participants' safety.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.020.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: [Washington horse racing commission], governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Douglas L. Moore, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, (360) 459-6462; Implementation and Enforcement: Robert J. Lopez, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, (360) 459-6462.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not applicable.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Not applicable.

February 1, 2013

Douglas L. Moore

Deputy Secretary

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 12-07-010, filed 3/9/12, effective 4/9/12)

WAC 260-70-630   Threshold levels.   (1) Permitted medications.

(a) The following quantitative medications are permissible in test samples up to the stated concentrations:

Acepromazine - 25 ng/ml urine

Albuterol - 1 ng/ml urine

Benzocaine - 50 ng/ml urine

Bupivacaine - 5 ng/ml urine

Betamethansone - 60 ng/ml urine

Clenbuterol - 25 pg/ml serum or plasma

Dexamethasone - 1.5 mc/ml serum or plasma

Diclofenac - 5 ng/ml serum or plasma

DMSO - 10 mc/ml serum or plasma

Firocoxib - 40 ng/ml serum or plasma

Glycopyrrolate - 3.5 pg/ml serum or plasma

Lidocaine - 50 ng/ml urine

Mepivacaine - 10 ng/ml urine

Methocarbamol - 1 ng/ml serum or plasma

Methylprednisolone - 1.3 ng/ml serum or plasma

Prednisolone - 2 ng/ml serum or plasma

Procaine - 25 ng/ml urine

Promazine - 25 ng/ml urine

Pyrilamine - 50 ng/ml urine

Salicylates - 750,000 ng/ml urine

Theobromine - 2000 ng/ml urine

Triamcinolone acetonide - 1 ng/ml serum or plasma

(b) The official urine or blood test sample may not contain more than one of the above substances, including their metabolites or analogs, and may not exceed the concentrations established in this rule.

(2) Environmental substances.

(a) Certain substances can be considered "environmental" in that they are endogenous to the horse or that they can arise from plants traditionally grazed or harvested as equine feed or are present in equine feed because of contamination or exposure during the cultivation, processing, treatment, storage, or transportation phases. Certain drugs are recognized as substances of human use and could therefore be found in a horse. The following substances are permissible in test samples up to the stated concentrations:

Caffeine - 100 ng/ml serum or plasma

Benzoylecgonine - 50 ng/ml urine

Morphine Glucuronides - 50 ng/ml urine

(b) If a preponderance of evidence presented shows that a positive test is the result of environmental substance or inadvertent exposure due to human drug use, that evidence should be considered as a mitigating factor in any disciplinary action taken against the trainer.

(3) Androgenic-anabolic steroids.

(a) The following androgenic-anabolic steroids are permissible in test samples up to the stated concentrations:

Stanozolol (Winstrol) - 1 ng/ml urine in all horses regardless of sex.

Boldenone (Equipoise) - 15 ng/ml urine in intact males. No level is permitted in geldings, fillies or mares.

Nandrolone (Durabolin) - 1 ng/ml urine in geldings, fillies, and mares, and for nandrolone metabolite (5a-oestrane-3&bgr;,17a-diol) - 45 ng/ml urine in intact males.

Testosterone - 20 ng/ml urine in geldings. 55 ng/ml urine in fillies and mares. Samples from intact males will not be tested for the presence of testosterone.

(b) All other androgenic-anabolic steroids are prohibited in race horses.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020. 12-07-010, 260-70-630, filed 3/9/12, effective 4/9/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. 08-17-051, 260-70-630, filed 8/14/08, effective 9/14/08; 08-05-091, 260-70-630, filed 2/15/08, effective 6/1/08; 06-09-009, 260-70-630, filed 4/10/06, effective 5/11/06; 05-07-067, 260-70-630, filed 3/11/05, effective 4/11/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020. 04-05-095, 260-70-630, filed 2/18/04, effective 3/20/04; 03-11-019, 260-70-630, filed 5/12/03, effective 6/12/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.040. 96-10-001, 260-70-630, filed 4/17/96, effective 5/18/96.]