WSR 09-07-092



[ Filed March 17, 2009, 5:00 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 08-22-058.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Amending WAC 230-03-185 Applying for a manufacturer license.

Hearing Location(s): Red Lion Hotel, 2525 North 20th Avenue, Pasco, WA 99301, (509) 547-0701, on May 15, 2009, at 9:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 15, 2009.

Submit Written Comments to: Susan Arland, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, e-mail, fax (360) 486-3625, by May 1, 2009.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Gail Grate, executive assistant, by May 1, 2009, TTY (360) 486-3637 or (360) 486-3453.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: We are adding back into the rule:

Notification that staff may conduct an onsite review of a manufacturer's processes; and that manufacturers must comply with quality control restrictions for gambling equipment used in Washington state.

This rule change codifies what was previously included in our rules and current agency practice.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See above.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070.

Statute Being Implemented: Not applicable.

Name of Proponent: Washington state gambling commission, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Susan Arland, Rules Coordinator, Lacey, (360) 486-3466; Implementation: Rick Day, Director, Lacey, (360) 486-3446; and Enforcement: Mark Harris, Assistant Director, Lacey, (360) 486-3579.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. A small business economic impact statement has not been prepared pursuant to RCW 19.85.025 because the change would not impose additional costs on businesses.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The Washington state gambling commission is not an agency that is statutorily required to prepare a cost-benefit analysis under RCW 34.05.328.

March 17, 2009

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 457, filed 3/22/06, effective 1/1/08)

WAC 230-03-185   Applying for a manufacturer license.   (1) You must apply for a manufacturer license if you:

(((1))) (a) Make or assemble a completed piece or pieces of gambling equipment for use in authorized gambling activities; or

(((2))) (b) Convert, modify, combine, add to, or remove parts or components of any gambling equipment for use in authorized gambling activities.

(2) You must demonstrate your ability to comply with all manufacturing, quality control, and operations restrictions imposed on authorized gambling equipment that you want to manufacture or market for use in Washington state.

(3) The licensing process may include an on-site review of your manufacturing equipment and process for each separate type of authorized gambling equipment to ensure compliance capability.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. 06-07-157 (Order 457), 230-03-185, filed 3/22/06, effective 1/1/08.]

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