WSR 17-23-027
[Filed November 7, 2017, 10:18 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The agency is proposing to adopt a general rule of procedure that sets forth time frames for the filing of prehearing motions as well as guidelines for the filing of responses to prehearing motions.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.58.050, 28B.52.065, 41.56.090, 41.59.110, 41.76.060.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Adopting a rule that specifically sets forth the processes and procedures for the filing of prehearing motions will provide more stability and predictability to the prehearing process by precluding prehearing motions that could unnecessarily delay a scheduled hearing.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Dario de la Rosa, 112 Henry Street, Suite 300, P.O. Box 40919, Olympia, WA 98504-0919, phone 360-570-7328, fax 360-570-7334, email, web site
November 7, 2017
Dario de la Rosa
Representation Case Administrator