WSR 08-16-101

EXPEDITED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Management Services Administration)

[ Filed August 5, 2008, 9:35 a.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: The department is amending WAC 388-02-0025 Where is the office of administrative hearings located?, to correct two outdated addresses for the office of administrative hearings.

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 Rules Coordinator, Department of Social and Health Services, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-5850 or deliver to Blake Office Park East, 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, e-mail DSHSRPAURulesCoordinator@dshs.wa.gov, fax (360) 664-6185 , AND RECEIVED BY 5:00 p.m. on October 6, 2008.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The department is amending WAC 388-02-0025(2) to update the address for the Seattle office of administrative hearings and to remove the outdated reference to the Everett office. The two offices have been consolidated and moved to a new location.

Changing address information without changing the effect of the rule is appropriate for expedited rule making under RCW 34.05.353 (1)(c).

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Updating the rule will help clients locate the office of administrative hearings offices and help clients submit timely requests for fair hearings.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 34.05.353.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 34.05 RCW, Parts IV and V.

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

Name of Proponent: Department of social and health services, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Brian Lindgren, P.O. Box 45803, Olympia, WA 98504-5803, (360) 664-6093.

July 23, 2008

Katherine Iyall Vasquez, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

3956.1
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-22-076, filed 10/31/05, effective 12/1/05)

WAC 388-02-0025   Where is the office of administrative hearings located?   (1)(a) The office of administrative hearings (OAH) headquarters location is:


Office of Administrative Hearings

2420 Bristol Court SW, 1st Floor

P.O. Box 42488

Olympia WA 98504-2488

(360) 664-8717

(360) 664-8721 (fax)


(b) The headquarters office is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Friday, except legal holidays.

(2) OAH field offices are at the following locations:


Olympia

Office of Administrative Hearings

2420 Bristol Court SW, 3rd Floor

P.O. Box 42489

Olympia, WA 98504-2489

(360) 753-2531

1-800-583-8271

fax: (360) 586-6563


Seattle

Office of Administrative Hearings

((1904 3rd Ave., Suite 722

Seattle, WA 98101-1100

(206) 464-6322

1-800-583-8270

fax: (206) 587-5136))

One Union Square

600 University Street, Suite 1500

Mailstop: TS-07

Seattle, WA 98101-1129

(206) 389-3400

1-800-845-8830

fax: (206) 587-5135


((Everett

Office of Administrative Hearings

2722 Colby, Suite 610

Everett, WA 98201-3571

(425) 339-1921

1-800-583-8261

fax: (425) 339-3907))


Vancouver

Office of Administrative Hearings

5300 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100

Vancouver, WA 98661

(360) 690-7189

1-800-243-3451

fax: (360) 696-6255


Spokane

Office of Administrative Hearings

Old City Hall Building, 5th Floor

221 N. Wall Street, Suite 540

Spokane, WA 99201

(509) 456-3975

1-800-366-0955

fax: (509) 456-3997


Yakima

Office of Administrative Hearings

32 N 3rd Street, Suite 320

Yakima, WA 98901-2730

(509) 575-2147

1-800-843-3491

fax (509) 454-7281


(3) You should contact the Olympia field office, under subsection (2), if you do not know the correct field office.

(4) You can obtain further hearing information at the OAH web site: www.oah.wa.gov

[Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.020 and chapter 34.05 RCW, Parts IV and V. 05-22-076, 388-02-0025, filed 10/31/05, effective 12/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.020, chapter 34.05 RCW, Parts IV and V, 2002 c 371 211. 02-21-061, 388-02-0025, filed 10/15/02, effective 11/15/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.020. 00-18-059, 388-02-0025, filed 9/1/00, effective 10/2/00.]

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