Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.
Purpose: The Washington state patrol accepts the filing of orders after the business hours of the office of the code reviser. The phone information in WAC 1-21-160 is incorrect and needs to be corrected. Also a clarification of the process of acceptance of filings by the Washington state patrol is necessary to assist state agencies and the Washington state patrol with the procedure of accepting these filings and with the delivery of these filings to the office of the code reviser.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 1-21-160.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 1.08.110 and 34.05.385.
Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the public interest.
Reasons for this Finding: A phone number correction and a clarification of procedures is immediately necessary to allow state agencies to effectively use the Washington state patrol for the acceptance of the filing of orders after business hours of the office of the code reviser.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: August 23, 2006.
K. Kyle Thiessen
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-16-019, filed 7/24/06, effective 8/24/06)
WAC 1-21-160 Filing after office hours. The office of the code reviser is open for the filing of agency rule-making notices and orders from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays. The office of the code reviser delegates to the Washington state patrol the authority to accept at other times the filing of orders adopting, amending, or repealing rules when the nature of the order requires their immediate filing and/or effectiveness. To use this service, the agency may telephone the ((
capitol security unit of the))
Washington state patrol communications center at (( (360)
753-2191 to)) 360-586-1999. When your call is answered,
request a zone 4 trooper and arrange for receipt of the
filing(s) (( by the state patrol)). The agency shall give the
original and three copies of each filing to the trooper. The
trooper shall mark each copy with the trooper's name, badge
number, date, and time and arrange for all of the copies to be
delivered to the office of the code reviser as early as
possible on the next business day. The agency filing the
rules with the state patrol shall notify the office of the
code reviser of the filing by 9:00 a.m. on the next business
day after (( the)) filing and arrange to receive the stamped
[Statutory Authority: RCW 1.08.110, 34.05.385, 1.08.001, and Executive Order 97-2. 06-16-019, § 1-21-160, filed 7/24/06, effective 8/24/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 1.08.110, 34.05.385, 34.08.020, 34.08.030 and 2001 c 25. 01-20-090, § 1-21-160, filed 10/3/01, effective 11/3/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 1.08.110, 34.05.356, 34.05.385, and 34.08.030. 00-18-001, § 1-21-160, filed 8/23/00, effective 12/31/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.385 and 34.08.030. 89-12-028 (Order 89-1), § 1-21-160, filed 5/31/89.]