WSR 06-20-093



[ Filed October 3, 2006, 9:48 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 05-15-121.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Funeral directors and embalmers, amending WAC 308-47-010, 308-47-020, 308-47-030, 308-47-070, 308-48-010, 308-48-030, 308-48-031, 308-48-040, 308-48-080, 308-48-150, 308-48-160, 308-48-180, 308-48-200, 308-48-210, 308-48-350, 308-48-510, 308-48-520, 308-48-530, 308-48-550, 308-48-590, 308-48-780, 308-48-800, 308-49-168 and 308-49-170; and repeals WAC 308-48-110 and 308-49-120.

Hearing Location(s): Holiday Inn - Select, One South Grady Way, Renton, WA 98055, on November 28, 2006, at 10:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: December 19, 2006.

Submit Written Comments to: Dennis McPhee, P.O. Box 9012, Olympia, WA 98507, e-mail, fax (360) 664-1495, by November 10, 2006.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Joe Vincent Jr. by November 10, 2006, TTY (360) 586-2788 or (360) 664-1555.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: These amendments bring existing rules into uniformity with SSB 5752 and update existing rules for clarity. The proposal repeals two rules, WAC 308-48-110 and 308-49-120, which are outdated.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: These amendments are needed to bring rules into uniformity with SSB 5752 and to clarify existing rules.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.39.175, chapter 34.05 RCW.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 18.39 RCW.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Agency Comments or Recommendations, if any, as to Statutory Language, Implementation, Enforcement, and Fiscal Matters: This rule proposal has no fiscal impact. The amendments are needed to bring rules into uniformity with SSB 5752.

Name of Proponent: Department of licensing, board of funeral directors and embalmers, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Dennis McPhee, 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Olympia, WA 98507, (360) 664-1555; Implementation and Enforcement: Joe Vincent Jr., 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Olympia, WA 98507, (360) 664-1555.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. No additional costs are imposed on small businesses.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Proposal has no economic impact.

September 29, 2006

Joe Vincent Jr.


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