Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 12-20-060.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 16-657 WAC, Retail pricing of motor and heating fuel, the department is proposing to repeal this entire chapter and move still relevant sections to chapter 16-662 WAC, Weights and measures -- National handbooks.
Hearing Location(s): Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA), 1111 Washington Street S.E., 2nd Floor, Room 259, Olympia, WA 98504-2560, on January 9, 2013, at 10:00 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: January 11, 2013.
Submit Written Comments to: Henri Gonzales, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560, e-mail email@example.com, fax (360) 902-2094, by January 9, 2013.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Henri Gonzales by January 2, 2013, TTY (800) 833-6388 or 711.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The purpose of this chapter is to regulate the sale of retail motor fuel and home heating products and dispensers. There are five sections in the existing rule; two of the sections are outdated and obsolete, and one section is redundant, as it is appropriately addressed in chapter 16-662 WAC, Weights and measures -- National handbooks, already. The remaining two sections of the chapter are proposed to be moved to chapter 16-662 WAC during a rule-making process that will run concurrently with this one.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: The entire rule with the exception of WAC 16-657-001 and 16-657-025 is outdated or already addressed elsewhere in regulation. The two sections that are still relevant are being updated and moved to chapter 16-662 WAC.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 19.94.190 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 19.94.190.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: WSDA, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Jerry Buendel, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 902-1856.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. No new costs will be incurred as a result of repealing the chapter and moving two of the sections, with minimal clarifying changes, into chapter 16-662 WAC.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. WSDA is not a listed agency under RCW 34.05.328 (5)(a)(i).
December 5, 2012
Mary A. Martin Toohey
The following chapter of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
|WAC 16-657-001||Retail sales of motor fuels and home heating products.|
|WAC 16-657-010||Compliance schedule for retail motor fuel and home heating products dispensers.|
|WAC 16-657-025||Posting of motor fuel prices -- Cash and credit sales.|
|WAC 16-657-030||Interim retail sales of home heating products.|
|WAC 16-657-040||Posting of alcohol blend gasolines.|