PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Reconsideration hearings.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 9.46.070.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Several times over the past few years, the commissioners have had to hold special meetings to address petitions for reconsideration. The proposed change makes it clear that the director has the ability to schedule hearings for reconsideration.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Rick Day, Deputy Director, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3446; Neal Nunamaker, Deputy Director, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3449; or Susan Arland, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3466.
[Meeting Locations:] On January 14, 2005, at the DoubleTree Guest Suites, 16500 Southcenter Parkway, Seattle, WA 98188, (206) 575-8220; on February 11, 2005, at the Red Lion Hotel - Olympia, 2300 Evergreen Park Drive, Olympia, WA 98502, (360) 943-4000; and on March 11, 2005, (tentative location), DoubleTree Guest Suites, 16500 Southcenter Parkway, Seattle, WA 98188, (206) 575-8220.
November 30, 2004