WSR 06-23-015

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed November 3, 2006, 1:21 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Title 390 WAC, rule relating to the public disclosure commission (PDC) penalty schedules updating PDC enforcement hearing (adjudicative proceeding) rules.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 42.17.370.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The PDC will consider a possible new rule to address the current Administrative Procedure Act at chapter 34.05 RCW and more closely reflect current practices. The rules are designed to provide guidance and clarification to the general public and persons subject to the disclosure law.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: At its meeting on January 25, 2007, the commission is expected to discuss and possibly approve draft language on the above referenced rule topic. Public comment will be welcome at this meeting. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by January 22, 2006 [2007], to Doug Ellis, PDC, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908. Written comments received by Monday, January 16, 2006 [2007], will be provided to commissioners in advance of the meeting. A formal public hearing is expected in February 2007.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting the PDC Assistant Director Doug Ellis at P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908, (360) 664-2735, toll free 1-877-601-2828, e-mail dellis@pdc.wa.gov.

October 3, 2006

Doug Ellis

Assistant Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office