PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
STATE BOARD OF HEALTH
[Filed October 4, 2019, 1:56 p.m.]
The Washington state board of health (board) is withdrawing the CR-101 for WAC 246-203-130 Keeping of animals. The notice was filed as WSR 09-17-132 on August 19, 2009.
The preproposal statement of inquiry identified potential changes to "improve clarity, update requirements according to current best animal management practices, and assure there is no conflict with newer and more specific statutory authorities and rules of other state and federal agencies regarding the keeping of animals and the management of manure from those animals." Since the filing, board staff have periodically worked on the rule and are again in the process of drafting rule language. At board direction, the scope of this work has evolved slightly to include waste (excreta) from all domestic animals. As such, the board has decided the best approach is to withdraw the original CR-101 and to file a new CR-101 that better describes the current scope and direction of this rule making.
Michelle A. Davis