WSR 09-15-089

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed July 14, 2009, 9:38 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: TITLE 260 WAC, Safety equipment for assistant starters.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 67.16.020.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The commission is beginning rule making in anticipation of a new model rule requiring all assistant starters to wear safety equipment.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Robert J. Lopez, Executive Secretary, Washington Horse Racing Commission, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, phone (360) 459-6462, fax (360) 459-6461, rlopez@whrc.state.wa.us.

July 13, 2009

R. J. Lopez

Executive Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office