PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Rules in chapters 314-20 and 314-24 WAC regarding standards and requirements for nonretail liquor licensees, such as manufacturers, importers, and distributors.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 66.08.030, 66.28.010, 66.24.140, 66.24.150, 66.24.160, 66.24.170, 66.24.185, 66.24.200, 66.24.203, 656.24.206 [66.24.206], 66.24.240, 66.24.244, 66.24.250, 66.24.261, 188.8.131.520 [66.24.580].
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: As part of its ongoing regulatory improvement process, the Liquor Control Board is reviewing its existing rules regarding standards and requirements for nonretail liquor licensees, such as manufacturers, importers, and distributors.
Process for Developing New Rule: Input from retail licensees, local governments, and other interested parties will be obtained through series of notices and at least one public hearing.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Teresa Berntsen, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 43080, Olympia, WA 98504-3080, (360) 664-1648, fax (360) 704-4921, e-mail email@example.com.
September 22, 2004
Merritt D. Long