WSR 97-22-015

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

PUBLIC WORKS BOARD

[Filed October 28, 1997, 1:26 p.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Under the governor's regulatory improvement effort, as set forth in Executive Order 97-02, the Public Works Board will review all of its rules under the Washington Administrative Code at one time. After review of existing rules, the board will either repeal, revise, or leave intact existing rules. The board will also consider input from persons suggesting additional rules to interpret or clarify statutes or policies of the board.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.155.040(4).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Under EO 97-02 periodic rules review is required.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. The board invites public input by written communication provided to Pete Butkus, Rules Coordinator, Public Works Board, P.O. Box 48319, Olympia, WA 98504-8319, phone (360) 586-7186, FAX (360) 664-3019, e-mail peteb@cted.wa.gov, by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 19, 1997, or by attending the regular meeting of the board on January 6, 1998, at the Wyndham Garden Hotel, 18118 Pacific Highway South, SeaTac, WA, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

October 28, 1997

Pete A. Butkus

Rules Coordinator

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office