WSR 14-17-107
[Filed August 19, 2014, 1:50 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Fireworks.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 70.77.250.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The proposed changes will likely include but may not be limited to:
Adoption of established national and industry standards which will remove a number of section[s] and the entire appendix of the existing rules.
Consolidation of the definitions and removal of redundant definitions for things already defined in chapter 70.77 RCW.
Identification of rule violations and penalties.
Establish different levels of a pyrotechnic operator consistent with industry and other states.
Identify when federal licenses are required with fireworks that are designated explosives.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: L&I, Attorney General's Office, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making; and agency initiated.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Dan Johnson, P.O. Box 42642, Olympia, WA 98504-2642, (360) 596-3913, fax (360) 596-3734,
August 19, 2014
John R. Batiste