WSR 10-05-049

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY


[ Filed February 10, 2010, 3:53 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 516-52 WAC, Health and safety.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.35.120(12), chapters 70.160, 70.162 RCW, WAC 296-800-240.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Updates to Western's health and safety rules would better:


- Comply with the Washington Clean Indoor Air Act passed in November 2005;
- Protect citizens, including students and employees, from the effects of second-hand smoke;
- Protect life and property against fire hazards.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Gayle Shipley, Director, Environmental Health and Safety, Western Washington University, 516 High Street, Mailstop 9070, Bellingham, WA 98225-9070, phone (360) 650-6512; or Suzanne Baker, Rules Coordinator, Western Washington University, 516 High Street, Mailstop 9015, Bellingham, WA 98225-9015, phone (360) 650-3117, fax (360) 650-6197.

February 10, 2010

Suzanne M. Baker

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office