WSR 09-21-055



[ Filed October 14, 2009, 4:27 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 308-20 WAC, Cosmetology, barber, manicurist and estheticians.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.06.030.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department will be reviewing the WACs to determine if there [are] any rules that may no longer be needed or need further written clarification.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: Direct notice will be made to all active licensees under chapter 18.16 RCW, and stakeholders list. Communication with the public in general will be made through the department of licensing (DOL)/cosmetology web site and cosmetology listserv. DOL welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DOL will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making.

To receive information by e-mail, please sign up on the cosmetology listserv at

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Interested parties may send in their comments by mail, Lawna Knight, Department of Licensing, Business and Professions Division, Cosmetology Program, P.O. Box 9026, Olympia, WA 98507, phone (360) 664-6643, fax (360) 664-2550, or e-mail Additional information will be posted on the cosmetology internet web site as it becomes available at

October 14, 2009

Walt Fahrer

Rule Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office