(1) Initial orders on brief adjudicative proceedings become final twenty-one days after service of the initial order unless:
(a) Administrative review has been requested pursuant to WAC 246-10-701
(b) On his or her own initiative, a designee of the secretary authorized to issue final orders determines to review the matter and, within twenty-one days of service of the initial order, provides notice to the parties of the date by which a determination will be made.
(2) If administrative review is taken under subsection (1) of this section, each party must be provided an opportunity to state its view of the matter, and the review officer shall issue a written order containing findings of fact, conclusions of law, and order must be entered and served upon the parties within twenty days of service of the initial order or the request for review whichever is later.
(3) A request for review is deemed to be denied if the review officer does not act on the request within twenty days after the request is submitted.
(4) If administrative review is taken under subsection (1) of this section, the review officer may convert the matter to a full adjudicative proceeding.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040
, and 34.05.413
. WSR 18-18-049, § 246-10-504, filed 8/29/18, effective 9/29/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040
. WSR 94-04-079, § 246-10-504, filed 1/31/94, effective 3/3/94; WSR 93-13-005 (Order 369), § 246-10-504, filed 6/3/93, effective 7/4/93.]