WSR 97-12-078

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

POLLUTION LIABILITY

INSURANCE AGENCY

[Filed June 4, 1997, 9:30 a.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Establish program of informal advice and assistance to owners of residential heating oil tanks.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 70.149 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To make available public information regarding liability, as well as technical and environmental requirements associated with heating oil tanks, to owners of properties with active or abandoned heating oil tanks.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Washington State Patrol, Fire Protection Bureau, State Fire Marshal.

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 James M. Sims, Director, 1015 10th Avenue S.E., P.O. Box 40930, Olympia, WA 98504-0930, phone (360) 586-5997, FAX (360) 586-7187.

June 4, 1997

James M. Sims

Director

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office