Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: The university is updating the health and safety regulations for university property, chapter 504-36 WAC. To protect wildlife research, the university needs the ability to further control access by dogs and other animals to certain portions of university property.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 504-36-020.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28B.30.150.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 10-15-110 on July 21, 2010.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: October 8, 2010.
Ralph T. Jenks, Director
Procedures, Records, and Forms
and University Rules Coordinator
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-24-026, filed 11/24/08, effective 12/25/08)
WAC 504-36-020 Control of animals. This section governs the control of animals and pets on property owned or controlled by Washington State University.
(1) This section does not apply to animals owned by the university or under its care, custody, and/or control.
(2) Subsections (3) and (8) of this section do not apply to trained guide dogs or service animals that are being used by persons with disability.
(3) Animals are not permitted in university buildings, except in facilities that are the site of university-authorized events, such as stock shows, horse shows, parades, or demonstrations at sporting events, where the animals are participants in said events, or as allowed by university housing policies. The vice-president for business and finance, the president, the chancellor of a branch campus, or such other person as the president may designate, may waive this subsection for guide dogs in training or service animals in training, provided that such animals are present on campus with trainers or handlers who have a demonstrated history of training such animals.
(2) Livestock and horses are not permitted on
university property, except as allowed in subsection (3)(e) of
this section. Other)) (4) Animals are not permitted on
university property unless under immediate control of their
keeper, except as otherwise allowed under this rule. "Keeper"
includes an owner, handler, trainer, or any person responsible
for the control of an animal. "Under control" means the
restraint of an animal by means of a leash or other device
that physically restrains the animal to the keeper's immediate
proximity. An animal which is otherwise securely confined
while in or upon any motor vehicle, including a trailer, is
deemed to be under control.
(3))) (5) The requirement that animals be under
immediate control of their keeper does not apply to:
(a) A dog being exercised in any area designated by the university as leash optional;
(b) A dog undergoing training at a certified dog obedience class on the university campus and authorized by the dean of the college of veterinary medicine, the vice-president for business and finance, the president, or the president's designee;
(c) A dog while being exhibited in an organized dog show on university property;
(d) A dog trained to aid law enforcement officers while
being used for law enforcement purposes or during
demonstrations to illustrate the dog's capabilities; ((
(e) A dog trained and under the control of a university farm manager to aid farm managers while moving or handling livestock; and
(f) An animal participating in a university-authorized event, such as a stock show, horse show, parade, extension or outreach event, or demonstrations at a sporting, teaching, or agricultural event.
(4))) (6) Any stray dog or other animal that is running
loose on university property is subject to impound by local
authorities in accordance with the municipal or county
ordinances that apply to each campus.
(5))) (7) The keeper of any animal must remove for
disposal any fecal matter deposited by the animal on
university premises before the keeper leaves the area where
the matter was deposited. This requirement does not apply to
an individual who, by reason of disability, is unable to
comply, or to individuals bringing animals to
university-authorized events where arrangements have been made
for the removal of fecal matter.
(6) This section does not apply to animals owned by the
university or under its care, custody, and/or control.
(7) Subsection (1) of this section does not apply to trained guide dogs or service animals that are being used by persons with disability.))
(8) The vice-president for business and finance, the
president, the chancellor of a branch campus, or such other
person as designated by the president, may designate((
waive subsection (1) of this section for guide dogs in
training or service animals in training, provided that such
animals are present on campus with trainers or handlers who
have a demonstrated history of training such animals)) areas
on a campus otherwise open to the public as restricted from
access by dogs or other animals even when under the control of
their keepers for safety reasons or where the presence of dogs
or other animals conflicts with the educational or research
missions of the university.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.150. 08-24-026, § 504-36-020, filed 11/24/08, effective 12/25/08; Order 77-2, § 504-36-020, filed 8/3/77; Order 3, § 504-36-020, filed 8/5/71.]