PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Health and safety regulations for Washington State University (WSU) Vancouver, chapter 504-37 WAC.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.30.150.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: WSU is adding health and safety regulations for WSU Vancouver. WSU Vancouver seeks to expand the tobacco-free area mandated by the Washington Clean Indoor Act (which prohibits smoking in public buildings and places of employment, as well as within twenty-five feet of doors, windows, and ventilation intakes), to include all campus grounds and state-owned vehicles and equipment.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
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 Ralph T. Jenks, Director, Office of Procedures, Records, and Forms and University Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 641225, Pullman, WA 99164-1225, phone (509) 335-2005, fax (509) 335-3969, and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
A public hearing will be held to permit comment to all proposed rules and revisions. There will be an opportunity to provide written comments to the proposed rules.
May 1, 2013
Ralph T. Jenks, Director
Procedures, Records, and Forms
and University Rules Coordinator