WSR 14-05-033
[Filed February 12, 2014, 8:21 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-205-541 Decontamination standards, considering a less stringent methamphetamine decontamination standard.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 64.44.070 Rules and standards—Chapter administration, property decontamination.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule making is in response to a petition received from the Clallam County Housing Authority. The sole purpose of this rule making is to consider establishing a less stringent methamphetamine decontamination standard. The current decontamination standard is based on a consistently achievable detection limit. Since the adoption of the original rule, advances in scientific understanding of the human health effects of methamphetamine indicate that a less stringent, health-based standard may be more appropriate as a decontamination standard.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: The department of health will use a collaborative rule-making process to develop [the] proposed rule, and hold a public hearing to allow testimony and written comments on the proposed rule.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. The department of health will provide opportunities to comment on the draft and proposed rule, and will notify interested parties of the informal and formal comment periods and public hearing. Questions and comments may be referred to Vicki M. Bouvier, Environmental Public Health Division Rules Coordinator, Washington State Department of Health, P.O. Box 47822, Olympia, WA 98504-7822, phone (360) 236-3011, fax (360) 236-2255,
February 12, 2014
John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH