WSR 02-07-077

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE


[ Filed March 19, 2002, 9:16 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: New section WAC 458-16-560 Housing for very low-income households.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 84.36.560 and 84.36.865.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule describes the exemption that may be claimed by nonprofit entities providing rental housing or lots for mobile homes within a mobile home park for occupancy by a very low-income household in accordance with RCW 84.36.560. It also explains the mechanics of claiming this exemption and provides applicable examples.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: Modified negotiated rule making.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Written comments may be submitted by mail, fax, or at the public meeting. Oral comments will be accepted at the public meeting. A preliminary draft of the proposed changes is available upon request. Written comments on and/or requests for copies of the rule may be directed to Kim M. Qually, Legislation and Policy, P.O. Box 47467, Olympia, WA 98504-7467, phone (360) 570-6113, fax (360) 664-0693.

Location and Date of Public Meeting: Capital Plaza Building, 1025 Union Avenue S.E., 4th Floor Large Conference Room, Olympia, WA, on Thursday, April 25, 2002, at 10:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Sandy Davis no later than ten days before the hearing date, TTY 1-800-451-7985, or (360) 570-6175.

March 19, 2002

Russell W. Brubaker

Assistant Director

Legislation and Policy Division

Washington State Code Reviser's Office