Notice of Public Hearing: WAC 516-52-001, Smoking on Campus

Western Washington University is proposing an amendment to its Washington Administrative Code (WAC) rules. A public hearing will be held May 9, 2023, at 1 pm. Virtual public hearings have proven effective in allowing greater public access, eliminating the burden of physical travel, and maintaining public safety.

Accordingly, a virtual meeting will be held with an optional in-person component. To attend the virtual public hearing, you must register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the public hearing. To attend in person, email the university rules coordinator for meeting location. The hearing will start at 1:00 p.m. and will continue until all oral comments are received. 

Purpose and anticipated effects: Amendment to section 516-52-001, Smoking on Campus, to provide a healthful and productive environment for all employees, students, and the public visiting or conducting activities on Western Washington University property. 

Proposed rule may be viewed in the Washington State Register  

Public comment will be heard at the time of the hearing and written comments may be submitted through May 8, 2023, to Jennifer Sloan, Rules Coordinator, Western Washington University, 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225-9044, or  

For further questions or to request disability accommodations, please call 360-650-3117 or TTY 711.