PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING
[Filed July 12, 2019, 2:20 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Title 98 WAC, Licensing, department of (cemetery board); chapter 308-47 WAC, Rules of procedure for cremation; chapter 308-48 WAC, Funeral directors and embalmers; and chapter 308-49 WAC, Prearrangement funeral services.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: ESSB 5001 was passed and signed into law during the 2019 session. Licensing requirements to provide services for the two new disposition options, alkaline hydrolysis and natural organic reduction, will need to be outlined for licensees and potential licensees. Several sections will need housekeeping to remove redundancy and Title 98 WAC will be merged with Title 308 WAC to create one chapter to simplify rules for cemeteries and funeral establishments.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Department of health, vital records section.
Process for Developing New Rule: Internal review and stakeholder input.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Julie Konnersman, P.O. Box 9020, phone 360-664-1507, fax 360-570-7098, TTY 711, email firstname.lastname@example.org, web site http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/funeralcemetery.
July 12, 2019