WSR 08-10-029

PERMANENT RULES

GROWTH MANAGEMENT

HEARINGS BOARDS

[ Filed April 28, 2008, 2:56 p.m. , effective May 29, 2008 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: Amendments are needed to update contact information (address, web site, e-mail), modify methods of filing to reflect current technology, update required number of copies, update meeting information, and provide internal consistency of verbiage.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 242-02-072, 242-02-074, 242-02-230, 242-02-240, 242-02-250, 242-02-320, 242-02-52001, 242-02-530, 242-02-570, and 242-02-832.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 36.70A.270(7).

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-02-077 on January 16, 2008 [December 31, 2007].

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 10, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 10, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: April 24, 2008.

James J. McNamara

Chair, Rules Committee

OTS-1268.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 03-15-047, filed 7/11/03, effective 8/11/03)

WAC 242-02-072   Principal offices.   The principal offices of each board are as follows:


(1) Eastern Washington Growth

Management Hearings Board

15 West Yakima Avenue, Suite 102

Yakima, Washington 98902

509-574-6960

509-574-6964 fax

e-mail: ((aandreas476@ew.gmhb.wa.gov)) AAndreas@EW.GMHB.WA.GOV

web site: www.gmhb.wa.gov/eastern


(2) Western Washington Growth

Management Hearings Board

((905 24th Way S.W. Suite B-2))

319 - 7th Avenue S.E. (as of June 2008)

Olympia, WA 98501

P.O. Box 40953

Olympia, Washington 98504-0953

(360) 664-8966

(360) 664-8975 fax

e-mail: western@ww.gmhb.wa.gov

web site: www.gmhb.wa.gov/western


(3) Central Puget Sound Growth

Management Hearings Board

((900 Fourth Avenue, Suite 2470))

800 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2356

Seattle, Washington ((98164)) 98104

(206) 389-2625

(206) 389-2588 fax

e-mail: central@cps.gmhb.wa.gov

web site: www.gmhb.wa.gov/central

[Statutory Authority: RCW 36.70A.270(7). 03-15-047, 242-02-072, filed 7/11/03, effective 8/11/03; 98-01-144, 242-02-072, filed 12/19/97, effective 1/20/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.70A.270(6). 94-23-112, 242-02-072, filed 11/22/94, effective 12/23/94; 94-07-033, 242-02-072, filed 3/9/94, effective 4/9/94; 92-21-034, 242-02-072, filed 10/15/92, effective 10/15/92.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-12-019, filed 5/26/06, effective 6/26/06)

WAC 242-02-074   Regular meetings.   (1) Regular meetings of each board will be held at its principal office or designated location at the following times:

(a) Eastern Washington board - on the first Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. or following any scheduled hearing on that date.

(b) Western Washington board - on the second ((and fourth)) Wednesday((s)) of each month at 11:00 a.m. or following any scheduled hearing on that date.

(c) Central Puget Sound board - on the first Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m. or following any scheduled hearing on that date.

(2) The joint boards shall meet annually at a time and location to be announced.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 36.70A.270(7). 06-12-019, 242-02-074, filed 5/26/06, effective 6/26/06; 97-04-008, 242-02-074, filed 1/24/97, effective 3/1/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.70A.270(6). 92-21-034, 242-02-074, filed 10/15/92, effective 10/15/92.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-12-019, filed 5/26/06, effective 6/26/06)

WAC 242-02-230   Petition for review -- Service and filing.   (1) The original and four copies of the petition for review shall be filed with a board personally, or by first class, certified, or registered mail. Filings may also be made with a board by electronic mail or telefacsimile transmission as provided in WAC 242-02-240. A copy of the petition for review shall be personally served upon all other named parties or deposited in the mail and postmarked on or before the date filed with the board. When a county is a party, the county auditor shall be served in noncharter counties and the agent designated by the legislative authority in charter counties. The mayor, city manager, or city clerk shall be served when a city is a party. When the state of Washington is a party, the office of the attorney general shall be served at its main office in Olympia unless service upon the state is otherwise provided by law. Proof of service may be filed with the board pursuant to WAC 242-02-340.

(2) A board may dismiss a case for failure to substantially comply with subsection (1) of this section.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 36.70A.270(7). 06-12-019, 242-02-230, filed 5/26/06, effective 6/26/06; 04-21-046, 242-02-230, filed 10/15/04, effective 11/15/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.70A.270(6). 92-21-034, 242-02-230, filed 10/15/92, effective 10/15/92.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-21-046, filed 10/15/04, effective 11/15/04)

WAC 242-02-240   Date of filing -- Facsimile and electronic mail.   (1) The date of filing shall be the date of actual receipt by a board at its office. The date stamp placed on the petition shall be presumptive evidence of the date of receipt.

(2) Filing of any documents with a board by electronic mail or telefacsimile transmission is at the risk of the sender and shall not be deemed complete unless the following procedures are strictly observed:

(a) An electronic mail or ((facsimile)) telefacsimile document will only be stamped "received" by the board between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays. Any transmission not completed before 5:00 p.m. will be stamped received on the following business day. The date and time indicated by the board's ((facsimile)) telefacsimile machine or receiving computer shall be presumptive evidence of the date and time of receipt of transmission.

(b) The original document and ((three)) four copies must be mailed and postmarked or otherwise transmitted to the board on or before the date of sending the ((facsimile)) telefacsimile transmission or electronic mail.

(c) Documents over fifteen pages in length may not be filed by ((fax)) telefacsimile without prior approval of the presiding officer.

(3) A ((fax)) telefacsimile or electronic mail copy shall constitute an original solely for the purpose of establishing the date a document was filed.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 36.70A.270(7). 04-21-046, 242-02-240, filed 10/15/04, effective 11/15/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.70A.270(6). 94-07-033, 242-02-240, filed 3/9/94, effective 4/9/94; 92-21-034, 242-02-240, filed 10/15/92, effective 10/15/92.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-21-046, filed 10/15/04, effective 11/15/04)

WAC 242-02-250   Notice of appearance and answer.   (1) The respondent shall file a notice of appearance with the board and serve a copy on the petitioner and all other parties promptly after having been served with a petition for review. The notice of appearance shall be dated, signed and contain the respondent's address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address.

(2) The respondent, at its option, may file an answer to the petition for review. The respondent shall file the original and ((three)) four copies with the board and serve a copy on the petitioner. Answers shall be filed no later than twenty days from the date of service of the petition for review. Answers shall be verified in the same manner as the petition for review.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 36.70A.270(7). 04-21-046, 242-02-250, filed 10/15/04, effective 11/15/04; 97-04-008, 242-02-250, filed 1/24/97, effective 3/1/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.70A.270(6). 94-07-033, 242-02-250, filed 3/9/94, effective 4/9/94; 92-21-034, 242-02-250, filed 10/15/92, effective 10/15/92.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-21-046, filed 10/15/04, effective 11/15/04)

WAC 242-02-320   Method of service.   Service of papers, specified in WAC 242-02-310(1), shall be made personally or by first class, registered or certified mail, or by ((facsimile)) telefacsimile transmission. The board may be served by ((e-mail)) electronic mail filings, provided that an original and ((three)) four copies are deposited in the mail and postmarked no later than the same day. Exhibits shall not be served electronically but shall be deemed timely filed if included in the mailed copies.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 36.70A.270(7). 04-21-046, 242-02-320, filed 10/15/04, effective 11/15/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.70A.270(6). 94-07-033, 242-02-320, filed 3/9/94, effective 4/9/94; 92-21-034, 242-02-320, filed 10/15/92, effective 10/15/92.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-21-046, filed 10/15/04, effective 11/15/04)

WAC 242-02-52001   Exhibits.   (1) Except as otherwise provided in these rules, the evidence in a case shall consist of the exhibits cited in the briefs and attached thereto. A copy of any document cited in a brief shall be served on the opposing party or parties by the time specified by the board or presiding officer and an original and ((three)) four copies of the exhibits shall be filed with the board.

(2) Respondents may charge for the cost of copies of documents requested by other parties in accordance with RCW 42.17.300, as amended.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 36.70A.270(7). 04-21-046, 242-02-52001, filed 10/15/04, effective 11/15/04; 97-04-008, 242-02-52001, filed 1/24/97, effective 3/1/97.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-12-019, filed 5/26/06, effective 6/26/06)

WAC 242-02-530   Motions -- Requirements.   (1) A motion is an application for an order or ruling. Every motion shall be in writing, unless made during a hearing; shall state with particularity the grounds; and shall set forth the relief or order sought. An original and ((three)) four copies of the motion shall be filed with a board and a copy served on each opposing party or that party's attorney or other authorized representative.

(2) All motions shall be properly captioned and signed by the moving party or that party's attorney or other authorized representative.

(3) The motion shall specify the amount of time required for argument, whether appearance by telecommunication is requested, and the names and telephone numbers of all parties served with the motion.

(4) Dispositive motions on a limited record, similar to a motion for summary judgment in superior court or a motion on the merits in the appellate courts, are permitted. Time frames for making and responding to such a motion shall be established by the presiding officer.

(5) Motions to disqualify a hearing examiner acting as the presiding officer, or a board member, for bias, prejudice, interest or other cause, with supporting affidavit(s), may be filed with a board.

(6) Any party may bring a motion for the board to decide a challenge to compliance with the notice and public participation requirements of the act raised in the petition for review, provided that the evidence relevant to the challenge is limited. If such a motion is timely brought, the presiding officer or the board shall determine whether to decide the notice and public participation issue(s) on motion or whether to continue those issues to the hearing on the merits.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 36.70A.270(7). 06-12-019, 242-02-530, filed 5/26/06, effective 6/26/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.70A.270(6). 94-23-112, 242-02-530, filed 11/22/94, effective 12/23/94; 94-07-033, 242-02-530, filed 3/9/94, effective 4/9/94; 92-21-034, 242-02-530, filed 10/15/92, effective 10/15/92.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-04-008, filed 1/24/97, effective 3/1/97)

WAC 242-02-570   Briefs.   (1) A petitioner, or a moving party when a motion has been filed, shall submit a brief on each legal issue it expects a board to determine. Failure by such a party to brief an issue shall constitute abandonment of the unbriefed issue. Briefs shall enumerate and set forth the legal issue(s) as specified in the prehearing order if one has been entered.

(2) The original and ((three)) four copies of briefs and exhibits not previously filed with the board in the pending case and that are cited in the brief shall be filed with a board at least five business days prior to the hearing unless otherwise provided by a board or presiding officer. When briefs and exhibits are filed, a copy shall also be served on each party, unless otherwise directed by a board or presiding officer. A board or presiding officer may permit or require the filing of additional briefs.

(3) Clarity and brevity are expected to assist a board in meeting its statutorily imposed time limits. A presiding officer may limit the length of a brief and impose format restrictions.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 36.70A.270(7). 97-04-008, 242-02-570, filed 1/24/97, effective 3/1/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.70A.270(6). 94-07-033, 242-02-570, filed 3/9/94, effective 4/9/94; 92-21-034, 242-02-570, filed 10/15/92, effective 10/15/92.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 00-09-094, filed 4/19/00, effective 5/20/00)

WAC 242-02-832   Reconsideration.   (1) After issuance of a final decision any party may file a motion for reconsideration with a board in accordance with subsection (2) of this section. Such motion must be filed within ten days of service of the final decision. The original and ((three)) four copies of the motion for reconsideration shall be filed with the board. At the same time, copies shall be served on all parties of record. Within five days of filing the motion for reconsideration, a party may file an answer to the motion for reconsideration without direction or request from the board. A board may require other parties to supply an answer. All answers to motions for reconsideration shall be served on all parties of record.

(2) A motion for reconsideration shall be based on at least one of the following grounds:

(a) Errors of procedure or misinterpretation of fact or law, material to the party seeking reconsideration;

(b) Irregularity in the hearing before the board by which such party was prevented from having a fair hearing; or

(c) Clerical mistakes in the final decision and order.

(3) In response to a motion for reconsideration, the board may deny the motion, modify its decision, or reopen the hearing. A motion is deemed denied unless the board takes action within twenty days of filing the motion for reconsideration. A board order on a motion for reconsideration is not subject to a motion for reconsideration.

(4) A decision in response to the petition for reconsideration shall constitute a final decision and order for purposes of judicial review. Copies of the final decision and order shall be served by the board on each party or the party's attorney or other authorized representative of record.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 36.70A.270(7). 00-09-094, 242-02-832, filed 4/19/00, effective 5/20/00; 98-01-144, 242-02-832, filed 12/19/97, effective 1/20/98; 97-04-008, 242-02-832, filed 1/24/97, effective 3/1/97.]

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