WSR 02-13-024

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed June 10, 2002, 3:55 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 260-70-500 Definitions applicable to chapter 260-70 WAC, 260-70-640 Permitted medication, 260-70-650 Furosemide (Lasix), and 260-70-700 Penalties relating to permitted medication.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 67.16.040.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Possible amendment to rules affected by a possible amendment relating to the bleeder rule, WAC 260-70-660.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study; and horse racing industry.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Gary Christenson, Interim Executive Secretary, Washington Horse Racing Commission, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, phone (360) 459-6462, fax (360) 459-6461.

June 7, 2002

Gary L. Christenson

Interim Executive Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office