WSR 00-14-002



[ Filed June 22, 2000, 11:31 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: June 28 [21], 2000.

Purpose: Amend the smoking policy governing smoking on the Bellevue Community College (BCC) main campus.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 132H-121-010.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28B.15.605.

Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the public interest.

Reasons for this Finding: Changes to the existing policy were widely advertised and input gathered during the last several months. In order to officially notify people on the BCC main campus of the changes to the smoking policy that will be effective in September, it is necessary to approve the amendment now so that the change can be published in fall quarter schedules and other documents that are being printed now.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: June 28, 2000.

June 21, 2000

Elise J. Erickson

Rules Coordinator

AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 92-19-05 [92-19-051], filed 9/10/92)

WAC 132H-121-010

It shall be the policy of Bellevue Community College, consistent with its efforts to promote wellness, fitness, and a campus environment conducive to work, study, and activities for staff, students, and the public, to maintain a smoke/tobacco free indoor campus environment. Smoking and tobacco use is permitted only in designated locations. Use of tobacco products is permitted on campus outside of the buildings; smoking in covered walkways surrounding main and upper campuses shall be restricted to designated smoking areas. Receptacles for smoking materials are provided and are required to be used to maintain litter free campus grounds.

The college recognizes the rights of those who choose to use tobacco and as such does not prohibit the use of tobacco products; it does, however, restrict the use of these materials to areas outside college facilities and vehicles. Information regarding the Bellevue Community College smoking policy is available in Campus Operations, located in K100.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 34.05 RCW and RCW 28B.50.140. 92-19-051, 132H-121-010, filed 9/10/92, effective 10/11/92.]

Reviser's note: The bracketed material preceding the section above was supplied by the code reviser's office.

Reviser's note: The typographical errors in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appear in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

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