WSR 99-12-084

EXPEDITED ADOPTION

LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD


[ Filed June 1, 1999, 8:08 a.m. ]

Title of Rule: WAC 314-60-040 Operations and procedure.

Purpose: The agency is proposing that the rule language be changed to reflect a change in the physical location of the board's regular meetings, and to change the board's Internet address.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 66.08.030.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 66.08.012.

Summary: The agency needs to make a technical change to this rule, in order to change the address of the board's regular meetings due to a move of the agency's headquarters office. Also, the board's Internet address has changed.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Teresa Berntsen, P.O. Box 43080, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 664-1648; and Implementation: Bill Daley, P.O. Box 43080, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 664-1649.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: Currently WAC 314-60-040 outlines the agency's practices and procedures, including a description of the subject, dates, and locations of the agency's public meetings. The agency needs to make a technical change to this rule, in order to change the address of the board's regular meetings due to the move of the agency's headquarters office. Also, the board's Internet address has changed.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: The proposed changes to WAC 314-60-040 will change the physical address of the location of the board's regular meetings, and change the board's Internet address.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED TO BE ADOPTED USING AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS RULE BEING ADOPTED USING THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Teresa Berntsen, Liquor Control Board, P.O. Box 43080, Olympia, WA 98504-3080, fax (360) 704-4920, e-mail rules@liq.wa.gov , AND RECEIVED BY July 31, 1999.


April 22, 1999

Eugene Prince

Chairman

OTS-3163.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-14-003, filed 6/18/98, effective 7/19/98)

WAC 314-60-040
Operations and procedure.

The general course and method by which the operations of the board are channeled and determined are illustrated by the following:

(1) An organizational chart is available from the board's public records office which illustrates the general structure and composition of the board's operations.

(2) Board procedures relating to hearings involving alleged violations of the liquor act and/or revised rules and regulations of the board are covered in chapter 314-04 WAC and in chapter 314-08 WAC Practice and procedure.

(a) General information pertaining to formal hearings is available from the board's public records office.

(b) Forms of notice of board action proposing to suspend a liquor license are available from the board's public records office.

(3) Pursuant to the requirements of the Open Public Meetings Act (chapter 42.30 RCW) all determinations and business of the board, except matters which are exempt from the act under RCW 42.30.140, or properly conducted in executive session, pursuant to RCW 42.30.110, will be made and conducted in meetings open to the public.  Regular meetings of the board will be on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. Meetings of the board may be held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday of each week, except on holidays, beginning at 8:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as a quorum is assembled. Unless notice is otherwise given, meetings of the board will be held at its offices ((on the Fifth Floor, Capital Plaza Building, 1025 East Union Avenue)) in the board room at 3000 Pacific Avenue Southeast, Olympia, Washington.  For scheduling purposes, it is the board's intent to conduct staff meetings and work sessions at its Tuesday and Thursday meetings, and to schedule petitions, public testimony, and adoption of resolutions at its regular Wednesday meetings, however, so long as proper legal notice is given, the board may accept petitions, take public testimony and adopt resolutions on any day when a regular meeting may be scheduled under this rule. In addition to legal notice published pursuant to RCW 42.30, meeting notices will be published on the Internet at ((www.wa.gov./liq)) www.liq.wa.gov and information about meeting times and agendas will be available in the board office during regular office hours.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030.  98-14-003, 314-60-040, filed 6/18/98, effective 7/19/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.08.050 and 42.30.070.  92-14-027, 314-60-040, filed 6/22/92, effective 7/23/92.  Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030(1).  90-02-109, 314-60-040, filed 1/3/90, effective 2/3/90.  Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 42.30.070.  82-10-021 (Order 104, Resolution No. 113), 314-60-040, filed 4/28/82.  Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030.  82-04-030 (Order 97, Resolution No. 106), 314-60-040, filed 1/27/82; Order 56, 314-60-040, filed 5/31/77, effective 7/1/77; Order 22, 314-60-040, filed 4/17/73, effective 5/18/73.]

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