WSR 18-09-116
[Filed April 18, 2018, 10:40 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The Washington state liquor and cannabis board (WSLCB) is considering rule changes to vapor products rules in chapter 314-35 WAC.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 70.345.020 and 70.345.090.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The new statutory framework for vapor products became effective on June 28, 2016, and was codified in chapter 70.345 RCW. WSLCB engaged in rule making to implement the new statutory framework for vapor products passed by the legislature later the same year. The board may adopt rules regarding the regulation of the licenses under RCW 70.345.020(2). WSLCB enforcement officers throughout the state of Washington have made contact at more than one thousand four hundred vapor product locations (licensed/unlicensed). Information gathered resulting from these contacts identified a need for changes to rules for vapor products licensees. Additional rule making is proposed to further refine and clarify existing requirements, as well as address other requirements needed as a result of what we have learned since the implementation of the new statutory and regulatory framework.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: WSLCB will be coordinating with the Washington state department of health as needed on these rule changes.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Joanna Eide, Policy and Rules Coordinator, 3000 Pacific Avenue S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-664-1622, fax 360-664-9689, TTY 711 or 1-800-833-6388, email, web site
April 18, 2018
Jane Rushford