WSR 08-07-007

EXPEDITED RULES

OFFICE OF

ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS

[ Filed March 6, 2008, 10:14 a.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 10-04-020 Function -- Organization -- Offices, identifies locations of agency offices and title for the managers of agency field offices.

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 Jane L. Habegger, Office of Administrative Hearings, P.O. Box 42489, Olympia, WA 98504-2489 , AND RECEIVED BY May 19, 2008.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The purpose of this proposed rule change is to notify the public that the office of administrative hearings (OAH) has relocated our Everett field office to Seattle and we have changed the title for the administrative law judge who manages each OAH field office from senior administrative law judge to assistant deputy chief administrative law judge.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: This rule change is needed to ensure that our stakeholders, including the public at large, is correctly informed regarding the location of our offices and the proper title for the administrative law judge who is responsible for managing each of our field offices.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 34.12 RCW.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 34.12.010.

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

Name of Proponent: Office of administrative hearings, public and governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Jane L. Habegger, 2420 Bristol Court S.W., Olympia, WA, (360) 753-4625; Implementation and Enforcement: Chief ALJ Roosevelt Currie, 2420 Bristol Court S.W., Olympia, WA, (360) 664-2031.

March 6, 2008

Jane L. Habegger

Assistant Deputy Chief

Administrative Law Judge


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-08-009, filed 3/23/06, effective 4/23/06)

WAC 10-04-020   Function -- Organization -- Offices.   The office of administrative hearings conducts impartial administrative hearings for state agencies and local governments pursuant to chapter 34.12 RCW. The office is under the direction of the chief administrative law judge.

Administrative law judges preside over hearings in adjudicative proceedings and issue initial or final orders, including findings of fact and conclusions of law.

The administrative office is located at 2420 Bristol Ct. SW, P.O. Box 42488, Olympia, Washington, 98504-2488. The office hours are 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday except legal holidays. Administrative law judges are assigned to field offices located in ((Everett,)) Olympia, Seattle, Spokane, Vancouver, and Yakima. Each office is headed by a ((senior)) assistant deputy chief administrative law judge.

All written communications by parties pertaining to a particular case shall be filed with the field office, if any, assigned to the case, and otherwise with the chief administrative law judge or designee at the administrative office.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 34.12.030(6). 06-08-009, 10-04-020, filed 3/23/06, effective 4/23/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.020, 34.12.030 and 42.17.250. 99-20-115, 10-04-020, filed 10/6/99, effective 11/6/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.250 [(1)](a). 93-10-098, 10-04-020, filed 5/5/93, effective 6/5/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.250 and 34.05.220 (1)(b). 89-13-036 (Order 6), 10-04-020, filed 6/15/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.250 and 34.04.020. 85-22-032 (Order 4), 10-04-020, filed 10/31/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.04.020 and 47.17.250 - 47.17.320 [42.17.250 - 42.17.320]. 82-22-052 (Order 3), 10-04-020, filed 11/1/82.]

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