WSR 10-10-091

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

WASHINGTON STATE PATROL


[ Filed May 3, 2010, 3:37 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 448-16 WAC, Administration of breath test program.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.61.506.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Updating current language to coincide with amendments made to RCW 46.61.506. The language changes will include the approval of new evidentiary breath test instrument (Alcotest 9510) and amendments to the current "definitions," "test defined," and "solution changers" sections under chapter 448-16 WAC to allow for the use of either certified dry gas or simulator solutions.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency initiated.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Dr. Fiona J. Couper, Washington State Toxicologist, 2203 Airport Way South, Suite 360, Seattle, WA 98100, (206) 262-6000, or Fiona.couper@wsp.wa.gov.

May 3, 2010

John R. Batiste

Chief

Washington State Code Reviser's Office