PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 458-20-243 Litter tax.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 82.32.300 and 82.01.060(2).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is considering a revision to this rule to include 2003 legislation that provides for an exemption for food sold for consumption indoors on the seller's premises. The rule would also be updated to reflect the change in reporting of litter tax from the last return of the year to every return.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Modified negotiated rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Written comments may be submitted by mail, e-mail, fax, or at the public meeting. Oral comments will be accepted at the public meeting. A preliminary discussion draft of a possible new or revised rule(s) is available upon request. Written comments on and/or requests for copies of the draft may be directed to Gayle Carlson, Interpretation and Technical Advice, P.O. Box 47454, Olympia, WA 98504-7454, phone (360) 570-6126, e-mail GayleC@dor.wa.gov, fax (360) 664-0693
Date and Location of Public Meeting: Capital Plaza Building, 4th Floor Large Conference Room, 1025 Union Avenue S.E., Olympia, WA, on October 7, 2004, at 9:30 a.m.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Sandy Davis no later than ten days before the hearing date, TTY 1-800-451-7985 or (360) 725-7499.
August 24, 2004
Alan R. Lynn
Technical Advice Unit