WSR 14-19-110
[Filed September 17, 2014, 7:53 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 14-05-033.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 246-205-541 Decontamination standards, proposing a health-based methamphetamine decontamination standard.
Hearing Location(s): Department of Health, 101 Israel Road S.E., Town Center 1, Room 163, Tumwater, WA 98501, on October 21, 2014, at 10:00 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: November 3, 2014.
Submit Written Comments to: Vicki M. Bouvier, P.O. Box 47820, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail, fax (360) 236-2250, by October 21, 2014.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Vicki M. Bouvier by October 14, 2014, TTY (800) 833-6388 or 711.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The purpose of this proposal is to establish a health-based methamphetamine decontamination standard of 1.5 micrograms per one hundred square centimeters.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: The current decontamination standard is based on a consistently achievable detection limit. Since the adoption of the original rule, advances in scientific understanding of the human health effects of methamphetamine indicate that a standard of 1.5 micrograms per one hundred square centimeters is a more appropriate health-based decontamination standard.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 64.44.070.
Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 64.44 RCW.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Peninsula Housing Authority (Clallam and Jefferson counties), public.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Vicki M. Bouvier, 111 Israel Road S.E., Tumwater, WA 98501, (360) 236-3011; Implementation and Enforcement: Nancy Napolilli, 243 Israel Road S.E., Tumwater, WA 98501, (360) 236-3325.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The proposed rule would not impose more than minor costs on businesses in an industry.
A cost-benefit analysis is required under RCW 34.05.328. A preliminary cost-benefit analysis may be obtained by contacting Vicki M. Bouvier, P.O. Box 47820, Olympia, WA 98504-7820, phone (360) 236-3011, fax (360) 236-2250, e-mail
September 16, 2014
Dennis E. Worsham
Deputy Secretary
for John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 03-02-022, filed 12/23/02, effective 1/23/03)
WAC 246-205-541 Decontamination standards.
The decontamination standards include:
(1) Methamphetamine of less than or equal to ((0.1)) 1.5 micro grams per 100 square centimeters;
(2) Total lead of less than or equal to 20 micro grams per square foot;
(3) Mercury of less than or equal to 50 nano grams per cubic meter in air; and
(4) Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) of 1 part per million total hydrocarbons and VOCs in air.