WSR 07-18-011

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HORSE RACING COMMISSION


[ Filed August 23, 2007, 11:48 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 260-70-680 Uniform classification guidelines.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 67.16.020.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To adopt the new uniform classification proposed by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium and adopted by the Association of Racing Commissioners International as a model medication rule.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Robert J. Lopez, Administrative Services Manager, Washington Horse Racing Commission, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, phone (360) 459-6462, fax (360) 459-6461, rlopez@whrc.state.wa.us.

August 23, 2007

R. J. Lopez

Deputy Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office