WSR 17-21-065
[Filed October 16, 2017, 12:25 p.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 17-17-073.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Amending WAC 172-122-310 Use of tobacco, electronic cigarettes, and related products.
Hearing Location(s): On December 6, 2017, at 10 a.m., at Eastern Washington University (EWU), Main Campus, 526 5th Street, Room 215A, Tawanka Hall, Cheney, WA 99004.
Date of Intended Adoption: February 23, 2018.
Submit Written Comments to: Joseph Fuxa, EWU, 526 5th Street, 314 Showalter Hall, Cheney, WA 99004, email, fax 509-359-2874, by December 6, 2017.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Joseph Fuxa, phone 509-359-7496, fax 506-359-2874 [509-359-2874], email, by December 6, 2017.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The modifications to WAC 172-122-310 will create a designated smoke-free area in the Arévalo Student Mall on the Cheney, Washington campus.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: The student body has made a request to consider making all or part of the campus smoke-free.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28B.35.120(12).
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Ashley Jenniges, associated students of EWU, health representative, private.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Joseph Fuxa, 314 Showalter Hall, 509-359-7496; Implementation and Enforcement: Dr. Mary Cullinan, 214 Showalter Hall, 509-359-6362.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Pursuant to RCW 34.5.328 [34.05.328] (5)(a)(i), this agency is not an agency mandated to comply with RCW 34.05.328. Further, the agency does not voluntarily make that section applicable to the adoption of this rule pursuant to subsection (5)(a)(ii), and to date, the joint administrative rules review committee has not made the section applicable to the adoption of this rule.
This rule proposal, or portions of the proposal, is exempt from requirements of the Regulatory Fairness Act because the proposal:
Is exempt under RCW 19.85.025(4).
October 16, 2017
Joseph Fuxa
Labor Relations Manager
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 12-08-019, filed 3/26/12, effective 4/26/12)
WAC 172-122-310 Use of tobacco, electronic cigarettes, and related products.
Eastern Washington University is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its employees, students and visitors. In light of the associated health risks, the use of tobacco, electronic cigarettes, and related products in or on university owned or leased property is restricted as described herein.
(1) The use of tobacco, electronic cigarettes, and related products is prohibited:
(a) Within any building or vehicle owned or leased by EWU, to include residence halls and university apartments; and
(b) Within twenty-five feet of entrances, exits, windows that open, and ventilation intakes of any building owned, leased, or operated by EWU; and
(c) Anywhere within the boundaries of the Arévalo Student Mall. The Arévalo Student Mall is enclosed by a rectangle surrounded by the southwest elevation of Patterson Hall, the northwest elevation of Tawanka Hall, the northeast elevation of JFK Library and the southeast elevation of the Pence Union Building.
(2) For the purposes of this section, "tobacco, electronic cigarettes, and related products" includes any cigarette, cigar, pipe, bidi, clove cigarette, e-cigarette/cigar/pipe, waterpipe (hookah) and smokeless or spit tobacco, dissolvable tobacco, snuff or snoose.
(3) Distribution or sale of tobacco, electronic cigarettes, or related products in or on EWU owned or leased property is prohibited. Advertising or sponsorship of tobacco, electronic cigarettes or related products is prohibited on EWU property or at University-affiliated events, including the use of brand or corporate names, trademarks, logos, symbols or mottos. EWU will neither solicit nor accept any grant or gift from a manufacturer, distributor or retailer whose principal business is tobacco, electronic cigarettes, or related products.
(4) Any person intentionally violating this section may be subject to a civil fine of up to one hundred dollars. Local law enforcement agencies may enforce this section by issuing a notice of infraction, assessed in the same manner as traffic infractions, as described under chapter 70.160 RCW. Any student, staff or faculty member who violates this section may also be subject to disciplinary action by the university.