March 27, 2013

Notice of Possible Rule Making: WAC 478-136-041, “Alcoholic Beverage Policy”

Notice of Possible Rule Making Preproposal Statement of Inquiry (per RCW 34.05.310)

Subject of Possible Rule Making:  WAC 478-136-041, “Alcoholic Beverage Policy.”

Statutes Authorizing the University to Adopt Rules on This Subject:  RCW 28B.20.130.

Reasons Why Rules on This Subject May Be Needed and What They Might Accomplish:  Currently, the UW’s alcoholic beverage policy does not provide for licensing under a sports entertainment facility license.  The proposed WAC rule amendment will make it clear that alcohol sales, service, and consumption in Husky Stadium will be governed by and must be in compliance with such a license issued by the Washington State Liquor Control Board.  The operating plan required to obtain the annual sports entertainment facility license will limit alcohol sale, service, and consumption to suite and club areas, approximately five percent of available seating in the renovated Husky Stadium.

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 sending written comments or inquiries to Rebecca Goodwin Deardorff, Director of Rules Coordination, by one of the following routes:

Mail:     University of Washington
Rules Coordination Office
Box 351210
Seattle, WA  98195-1210

Email:   rules@uw.edu

Fax:      206-685-3825.