WSR 08-12-011

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed May 27, 2008, 11:41 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 392-344 WAC, Process change for value engineering, constructability and commissioning reports.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.525.020 Duties of superintendent of public instruction.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Amend chapter 392-344 WAC in order to enact several changes that will streamline and improve the school construction assistance program process by changing the requirements for school districts to submit value engineering, constructability review and building commissioning reports. Clarifying language changes will also be made to make the WACs easier to understand.

Process for Developing New Rule: The office of superintendent of public instruction (OSPI) welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, OSPI will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Scott Black, Program Development Manager, P.O. Box 47200, 600 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504-7200, fax (360) 586-3946, e-mail scott.black@k12.wa.us, phone (360) 725-6268.

May 6, 2008

Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

Washington State Code Reviser's Office