WSR 06-07-023

EXPEDITED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS


[ Filed March 7, 2006, 8:56 a.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 137-08-180 Records index, amending the rule to provide information on how to access the department's records index.

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 John Nispel, Department of Corrections, P.O. Box 41114, Olympia, WA 98504-1114 , AND RECEIVED BY May 22, 2006.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The department previously did not maintain a record index due to the administrative burden. The department now maintains such an index.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: To comply with state law requiring that a record index be maintained.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 72.01.090.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 42.56.070(3).

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

Name of Proponent: Barbara Parry, public disclosure unit, department of corrections, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: John Nispel, P.O. Box 41114, Olympia, WA 98504-1114, (360) 725-8365; Implementation and Enforcement: Barbara Parry, (360) 725-8851.

March 3, 2006

H. W. Clarke

Secretary

OTS-8631.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 82-3, filed 1/26/82)

WAC 137-08-180   Records index.   (((1) The department finds that it would be unduly burdensome and would interfere with agency operations to maintain an index of records because of the complexity and diversity of its operations and the resulting volume of manuals, correspondence, reports, surveys, staff studies, and other materials.

(2) The department will make available for public disclosure all indices which may at a future time be developed for agency use.)) The record index may be accessed on the department's web site in the public disclosure section at: http://www.doc.wa.gov/PublicDisclosure/PublicDisclosure.htm.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.250. 82-04-023 (Order 82-3), 137-08-180, filed 1/26/82.]

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