PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 204-50 WAC, Ignition interlock breath alcohol devices.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.04.215.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This WAC has not been updated since the original language was adopted in December 1998, and it is necessary to make changes to stay current with technological advances.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Washington State Patrol models its ignition interlock device standards from those set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Department of Licensing will be sent a copy for review.
Process for Developing New Rule: It was a collaborated effort with seven providers authorized to use their devices in Washington state and the WSP Equipment and Standards Review Unit.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Washington State Patrol, Equipment and Standards Review Unit, P.O. Box 42614, Olympia, WA 98504-2614, email@example.com, (360) 753-3697, or fax (360) 586-8233.
April 5, 2005
John R. Batiste