WSR 01-17-096

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SALMON RECOVERY FUNDING BOARD


[ Filed August 20, 2001, 12:07 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 420-12-060 Disbursement of funds.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.85.120 [(1)](b).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Under RCW 77.85.140, "project sponsors who complete salmon habitat projects approved for funding from habitat project lists and have met grant application deadlines will be paid by the Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB) within thirty days of project completion." The purpose of this WAC is to further explain the meaning of "approved for funding" and "project completion." That is, SRFB will issue reimbursement within thirty days of the sponsor's completion of the billing requirements described in the board's reimbursement policies, Manual 8.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: Our intent is to advance this rule proposal through a participatory process that includes distribution of copies of the recommended changes to the SRFB advisory committees and other interested parties, including any who have asked to be placed on our WAC notification listing. We will encourage comments via mail, e-mail, telephone, and in person. Based on any comments, revisions will be considered before presentation of final recommendations to the SRFB for adoption in an advertised and open public meeting.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by providing questions and comments to Greg Lovelady, Rules Coordinator, Salmon Recovery Funding Board, Natural Resources Building, P.O. Box 40917, Olympia, WA 98504-0917, e-mail gregl@iac.wa.gov, phone (360) 902-3008, TDD (360) 902-1996, fax (360) 902-3026.

August 16, 2001

Greg Lovelady

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office