WSR 02-11-116

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

WASHINGTON STATE PATROL


[ Filed May 21, 2002, 10:07 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: To adopt recognized standards for emergency respite centers to protect life against the cause and spread of fire and fire hazards as pursuant to RCW 74.15.050.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.15.050.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The current rules do not reference the current standards now in effect with emergency respite centers.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS).

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Mr. Roger Woodside, Fire Protection Bureau, P.O. Box 42601, Olympia, WA 98504, rwoodsi@wsp.wa.gov, phone (360) 705-5763, fax (360) 753-0395.

May 10, 2002

Ronal W. Serpas

Chief

Washington State Code Reviser's Office