WSR 06-03-124

EXPEDITED RULES

OFFICE OF

ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS

[ Filed January 18, 2006, 8:03 a.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Update the administrative office physical address in WAC 10-04-020.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER 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 USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Art Wang, Chief Administrative Law Judge, Office of Administrative Hearings, 2420 Bristol Court S.W., P.O. Box 42488, Olympia, WA 98504-2488 , AND RECEIVED BY March 21, 2006.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The only change to the existing rule is to update the administrative office physical address.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 34.12.030(6).

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

Name of Proponent: , governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Art Wang, 2420 Bristol Court S.W., Olympia, WA 98504-2488, (360) 664-2031.

January 18, 2006

Art Wang

Chief Administrative

Law Judge

OTS-8599.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-20-115, filed 10/6/99, effective 11/6/99)

WAC 10-04-020   Function -- Organization -- Offices.   The office of administrative hearings conducts impartial administrative hearings for state agencies and local governments pursuant to chapter 34.12 RCW. The office is under the direction of the chief administrative law judge.

Administrative law judges preside over hearings in adjudicative proceedings and issue initial or final orders, including findings of fact and conclusions of law.

The administrative office is located at ((919 Lakeridge Way SW, 2nd Floor)) 2420 Bristol Ct. SW, P.O. Box 42488, Olympia, Washington, 98504-2488. The office hours are 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday except legal holidays. Administrative law judges are assigned to field offices located in Everett, Olympia, Seattle, Spokane, Vancouver, and Yakima. Each office is headed by a senior administrative law judge.

All written communications by parties pertaining to a particular case shall be filed with the field office, if any, assigned to the case, and otherwise with the chief administrative law judge or designee at the administrative office.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.020, 34.12.030 and 42.17.250. 99-20-115, 10-04-020, filed 10/6/99, effective 11/6/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.250 [(1)](a). 93-10-098, 10-04-020, filed 5/5/93, effective 6/5/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.250 and 34.05.220 (1)(b). 89-13-036 (Order 6), 10-04-020, filed 6/15/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.250 and 34.04.020. 85-22-032 (Order 4), 10-04-020, filed 10/31/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.04.020 and 47.17.250 - 47.17.320 [42.17.250 - 42.17.320]. 82-22-052 (Order 3), 10-04-020, filed 11/1/82.]