WSR 16-02-069
[Filed January 4, 2016, 10:49 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 15-21-093.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 260-20-165 Equine ambulance.
Hearing Location(s): Auburn City Council Chambers, 25 West Main, Auburn, WA 98002, on February 12, 2016, at 9:30 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: February 12, 2016.
Submit Written Comments to: Douglas L. Moore, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516-5578, e-mail, fax (360) 459-6461, by February 12, 2016.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Patty Brown by February 10, 2016, TTY (360) 459-6462.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: To correct a typographical error.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Equine ambulance was substituted where it should read equine medical director.
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, Implementation, and Enforcement: Douglas L. Moore, 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.
January 4, 2016
Douglas L. Moore
Executive Secretary
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 07-11-115, filed 5/18/07, effective 6/18/07)
WAC 260-20-165 Equine ambulance.
(1) A racing association must provide an equine ambulance staffed by trained personnel on association grounds each day that the racetrack is open for racing or training. The ambulance must be properly ventilated and kept at an entrance to the racing strip when not in use. The ambulance must be a vehicle that restricts view of the injured horse and large enough to accommodate a horse in distress. The ambulance must be able to navigate on the racetrack during all weather conditions and transport a horse off the racing surface. The ambulance must be equipped with:
(a) Large, portable screens to shield a horse from public view;
(b) A system to facilitate loading an injured horse;
(c) Adequate means of loading a horse that is down;
(d) A rear door and a door on each side;
(e) A shielded area for the person who is attending to the horse; and
(f) An adequate area for the storage of water and veterinary drugs and equipment.
(2) A racing association may not conduct a race unless an equine ambulance or an official veterinarian approved substitute is available.
(3) The ((official veterinarian)) equine ambulance, its supplies and attendants and the operating procedures for the equine ambulance are subject to review and approval by the official veterinarian.