Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 12-17-069.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 260-70-630 Threshold levels.
Hearing Location(s): Auburn City Council Chambers, 25 West Main, Auburn, WA 98002, on March 15, 2013, at 9:30 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: March 15, 2013.
Submit Written Comments to: Douglas L. Moore, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, fax (360) 459-6461, by March 13, 2013.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Patty Sorby by March 13, 2013, TTY (360) 459-6462.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Adopts acceptable threshold levels in post race samples on therapeutic medications used in treating horses.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: To protect the horses and ensure that medications used in treating them are used in a manner to ensure all participants' safety.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.020.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: [Washington horse racing commission], governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Douglas L. Moore, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, (360) 459-6462; Implementation and Enforcement: Robert J. Lopez, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, (360) 459-6462.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not applicable.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Not applicable.
February 1, 2013
Douglas L. Moore
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 12-07-010, filed 3/9/12, effective 4/9/12)
WAC 260-70-630 Threshold levels. (1) Permitted medications.
(a) The following quantitative medications are permissible in test samples up to the stated concentrations:
Acepromazine - 25 ng/ml urine
Albuterol - 1 ng/ml urine
Benzocaine - 50 ng/ml urine
Bupivacaine - 5 ng/ml urine
Betamethansone - 60 ng/ml urine
Clenbuterol - 25 pg/ml serum or plasma
Dexamethasone - 1.5 mc/ml serum or plasma
Diclofenac - 5 ng/ml serum or plasma
DMSO - 10 mc/ml serum or plasma
Firocoxib - 40 ng/ml serum or plasma
Glycopyrrolate - 3.5 pg/ml serum or plasma
Lidocaine - 50 ng/ml urine
Mepivacaine - 10 ng/ml urine
Methocarbamol - 1 ng/ml serum or plasma
Methylprednisolone - 1.3 ng/ml serum or plasma
Prednisolone - 2 ng/ml serum or plasma
Procaine - 25 ng/ml urine
Promazine - 25 ng/ml urine
Pyrilamine - 50 ng/ml urine
Salicylates - 750,000 ng/ml urine
Theobromine - 2000 ng/ml urine
Triamcinolone acetonide - 1 ng/ml serum or plasma
(b) The official urine or blood test sample may not contain more than one of the above substances, including their metabolites or analogs, and may not exceed the concentrations established in this rule.
(2) Environmental substances.
(a) Certain substances can be considered "environmental" in that they are endogenous to the horse or that they can arise from plants traditionally grazed or harvested as equine feed or are present in equine feed because of contamination or exposure during the cultivation, processing, treatment, storage, or transportation phases. Certain drugs are recognized as substances of human use and could therefore be found in a horse. The following substances are permissible in test samples up to the stated concentrations:
Caffeine - 100 ng/ml serum or plasma
Benzoylecgonine - 50 ng/ml urine
Morphine Glucuronides - 50 ng/ml urine
(b) If a preponderance of evidence presented shows that a positive test is the result of environmental substance or inadvertent exposure due to human drug use, that evidence should be considered as a mitigating factor in any disciplinary action taken against the trainer.
(3) Androgenic-anabolic steroids.
(a) The following androgenic-anabolic steroids are permissible in test samples up to the stated concentrations:
Stanozolol (Winstrol) - 1 ng/ml urine in all horses regardless of sex.
Boldenone (Equipoise) - 15 ng/ml urine in intact males. No level is permitted in geldings, fillies or mares.
Nandrolone (Durabolin) - 1 ng/ml urine in geldings, fillies, and mares, and for nandrolone metabolite (5a-oestrane-3&bgr;,17a-diol) - 45 ng/ml urine in intact males.
Testosterone - 20 ng/ml urine in geldings. 55 ng/ml urine in fillies and mares. Samples from intact males will not be tested for the presence of testosterone.
(b) All other androgenic-anabolic steroids are prohibited in race horses.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020. 12-07-010, § 260-70-630, filed 3/9/12, effective 4/9/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. 08-17-051, § 260-70-630, filed 8/14/08, effective 9/14/08; 08-05-091, § 260-70-630, filed 2/15/08, effective 6/1/08; 06-09-009, § 260-70-630, filed 4/10/06, effective 5/11/06; 05-07-067, § 260-70-630, filed 3/11/05, effective 4/11/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020. 04-05-095, § 260-70-630, filed 2/18/04, effective 3/20/04; 03-11-019, § 260-70-630, filed 5/12/03, effective 6/12/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.040. 96-10-001, § 260-70-630, filed 4/17/96, effective 5/18/96.]