WSR 16-09-118
[Filed April 20, 2016, 11:21 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The Washington state liquor and cannabis board (WSLCB) is considering rules to implement SB [ESSB] 6328 concerning vapor products regulation, passed during the 2016 legislative session.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 66.08.030 and the new chapter established in Title 70 RCW by SB [ESSB] 6328 (pending session law citation and codification).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rule changes are needed to implement changes in the law as a result of the passage of SB [ESSB] 6328. SB [ESSB] 6328 establishes a statutory regulatory scheme for vapor products and also may require changes to agency rules surrounding tobacco products due to changes included in the bill. Section 5 of the bill also specifically states that WSLCB may adopt rules regarding the regulation of three new licenses established by SB [ESSB] 6328.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: SB [ESSB] 6328 directs WSLCB to consult with the Washington state department of health (DOH) in enforcing the provisions established by the bill. WSLCB will work with DOH as necessary in developing rules.
Process for Developing New Rule: Interested parties can participate in the discussions formulating this rule change by contacting or sending written comments to the agency staff listed below.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Joanna Eide, Policy and Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 43080, Olympia, WA 98504-3080,, (360) 664-1622, fax (360) 664-9689.
April 20, 2016
Jane Rushford