WSR 05-23-007

EMERGENCY RULES

ENVIRONMENTAL HEARINGS OFFICE


(Pollution Control Hearings Board)

[ Filed November 3, 2005, 2:35 p.m. , effective November 3, 2005 ]


Purpose: The 2004 legislature passed SSB 5590, amending chapter 43.21B RCW (chapter 204, Laws of 2004). The legislation modified the basis for calculating the time period for appeals to the Pollution Control Hearings Board (PCHB). The Environmental Hearings Office previously adopted a rule amendment to conform its rules to the legislation, but did not include one rule subsection that also needed to be amended.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 371-08-555.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.21B.170 (PCHB rule-making authority), chapter 34.05 RCW.

Other Authority: RCW 43.21B.001, [43.21B].190, [43.21B].230, [43.21B].300, [43.21B].310 (sections amended by SSB 5590).

Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the public interest.

Reasons for this Finding: See Purpose above.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: November 1, 2005.

Bill Clarke

Director

OTS-8480.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-19-064, filed 9/15/97, effective 10/16/97)

WAC 371-08-555   Time for filing petitions for review to superior court.   An appeal of a final board order is called a petition for review. A petition for review must be filed with superior court within thirty days of the date ((that the board issues its)) of receipt of the final order or decision. The petitioner shall file a copy of the petition for review to superior court with the board and shall serve all parties of record. All appeals must first be filed in superior court even if direct review to the court of appeals will be sought.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.21B.170 and SHB 1314. 97-19-064, 371-08-555, filed 9/15/97, effective 10/16/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.21B.170. 96-15-003, 371-08-555, filed 7/3/96, effective 8/3/96.]