EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
[Filed September 23, 2019, 9:26 a.m.]
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 19-16-106.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Revising WAC 172-122-310 Use of tobacco, electronic cigarettes, and related products.
Hearing Location(s): On November 26, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at Eastern Washington University (EWU), Main Campus, 526 5th Street, Room 201, Showalter Hall, Cheney, WA 99004.
Date of Intended Adoption: December 6, 2019.
Submit Written Comments to: Joseph Fuxa, EWU, Main Campus, 526 5th Street, 314 Showalter Hall, Cheney, WA 99004, email email@example.com, fax 509-359-2874, by November 26, 2019.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Joseph Fuxa, phone 509-359-7496, fax 509-359-2874, email firstname.lastname@example.org, by November 25, 2019.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The revision to WAC 172-122-310 Use of tobacco, electronic cigarettes, and related products, adds stadiums to the list of prohibited locations owned or leased by EWU for the use of tobacco, electronic cigarettes and other related products.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Modifications are being made to expand the locations where the use of tobacco, electronic cigarettes, and related products are prohibited.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28B.35.120
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: EWU, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Joseph Fuxa, 314 Showalter Hall, 509-359-7496; Implementation and Enforcement: Dr. Mary Cullinan, 214 Showalter Hall, 509-359-6362.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328
. Pursuant to RCW 34.5.328 [34.05.328] (5)(a)(i), this agency is not an agency mandated to comply with RCW 34.05.328
. Further, the agency does not voluntarily make that section applicable to the adoption of this rule pursuant to subsection (5)(a)(ii), and to date, the joint administrative rules review committee has not made the section applicable to the adoption of this rule.
This rule proposal, or portions of the proposal, is exempt from requirements of the Regulatory Fairness Act because the proposal:
September 23, 2019
Labor Relations Manager
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 18-06-023, filed 2/27/18, effective 3/30/18)
WAC 172-122-310Use of tobacco, electronic cigarettes, and related products.
Eastern Washington University is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its employees, students and visitors. In light of the associated health risks, the use of tobacco, electronic cigarettes, and related products in or on university owned or leased property is restricted as described herein.
(1) The use of tobacco, electronic cigarettes, and related products is prohibited:
(a) Within any building, stadium, or vehicle owned or leased by EWU, to include residence halls and university apartments; and
(b) Within twenty-five feet of entrances, exits, windows that open, and ventilation intakes of any building owned, leased, or operated by EWU; and
(c) Anywhere within the boundaries of the Arévalo Student Mall. The Arévalo Student Mall is enclosed by a rectangle surrounded by the southwest elevation of Patterson Hall, the northwest elevation of Tawanka Hall, the northeast elevation of JFK Library and the southeast elevation of the Pence Union Building.
(2) For the purposes of this section, "tobacco, electronic cigarettes, and related products" includes any cigarette, cigar, pipe, bidi, clove cigarette, e-cigarette/cigar/pipe, waterpipe (hookah) and smokeless or spit tobacco, dissolvable tobacco, snuff or snoose.
(3) Distribution or sale of tobacco, electronic cigarettes, or related products in or on EWU owned or leased property is prohibited. Advertising or sponsorship of tobacco, electronic cigarettes or related products is prohibited on EWU property or at University-affiliated events, including the use of brand or corporate names, trademarks, logos, symbols or mottos. EWU will neither solicit nor accept any grant or gift from a manufacturer, distributor or retailer whose principal business is tobacco, electronic cigarettes, or related products.
(4) Any person intentionally violating this section may be subject to a civil fine of up to one hundred dollars. Local law enforcement agencies may enforce this section by issuing a notice of infraction, assessed in the same manner as traffic infractions, as described under chapter 70.160
RCW. Any student, staff or faculty member who violates this section may also be subject to disciplinary action by the university.