PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 415-04-040 What will the department do after receiving my petition?
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.50.050(5).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) is considering making minor changes to the wording of this WAC to help distinguish the petition process from the appeals process under chapter 415-08 WAC.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Department staff will work on the project, with the assistance of the Office of the Attorney General. The public is invited and encouraged to participate, as described below.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. DRS encourages your active participation in the rule-making process. Anyone interested in participating should contact the rules coordinator below. After the rule(s) is drafted, DRS will file a copy with the Office of the Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule making, and send a copy to everyone currently on the mailing list and anyone else who requests a copy. For more information on how to participate, please contact Merry A. Kogut, Rules Coordinator, Department of Retirement Systems, Mailstop 48380, P.O. Box 48380, Olympia, WA 98504-8380, voice (360) 664-7291, TTY (360) 586-5450, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, fax (360) 753-3166.
October 31, 2003
Merry A. Kogut