WSR 98-02-021

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

BOARD OF TAX APPEALS

[Filed December 30, 1997, 2:49 p.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Public records, chapter 456-12 WAC.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 42.17.250.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: RCW 42.17.250 requires agencies to publish in the Washington Administrative Code procedures to inspect and copy public records. As directed by Executive Order 97-02, the Board of Tax Appeals will review and update its existing rules on public records.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: The board invites the interested public to review and provide input on the proposed amendments to this rule. Draft material and information about how to participate are available by contacting the person identified below.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Interested parties can participate in the formulation of the proposed rule amendments before publication by contacting Richard Virant, Executive Director, Board of Tax Appeals, P.O. Box 40915, Olympia, WA 98504-0915, phone (Voice/TDD) (360) 753-5446, FAX (360) 586-9020, e-mail bta@bta.state.wa.us. Comments must be received by February 27, 1998.

December 24, 1997

R. A. Virant

Executive Director

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office