WSR 13-11-062



[ Filed May 15, 2013, 1:36 p.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 308-20 WAC, Cosmetology, barber, manicurist, esthetician rules.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.16.030, 43.24.023.

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Stakeholders that the department regularly works with requested that existing safety and sanitation standards be amended to update disinfection procedures for facilities and equipment. In addition, school regulations require amendments for safety, sanitation, and recordkeeping revisions. The department plans to review these WACs for effectiveness, clarity, intent, and statutory authority. All proposed rule amendments are supported by industry, do not directly impact local government, and meet the exemption criteria outlined in Executive Order 10-06.

     Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

     Process for Developing New Rule: Direct notice will be made to all active licensees under chapter 18.16 RCW, and to the stakeholders' list. Communication with the public will be made through the cosmetology web site and cosmetology listserv. The department of licensing (DOL) welcomes the public to take part in developing rules.

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     Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting by mail Cameron Dalmas, Cosmetology Program, Business and Professions Division, Department of Licensing, P.O. Box 9026, Olympia, WA 98507-9026, phone (360) 664-6643, e-mail, fax (360) 664-2550. Additional information will be posted on the cosmetology web site as it becomes available at

May 15, 2013

Damon Monroe

Rule[s] Coordinator