WSR 08-07-068

PROPOSED RULES

CONVENTION AND TRADE

CENTER

[ Filed March 17, 2008, 3:57 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 07-23-124.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 140-09 WAC, Washington state convention and trade center (WSCTC) -- SEPA guidelines.

Hearing Location(s): Washington State Convention and Trade Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle, WA 98101-2350, on May 20, 2008, at 2:00 p.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 20, 2008.

Submit Written Comments to: Dan Johnson, Administrative Services Manager, Washington State Convention and Trade Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle, WA 98101-2350, e-mail djohnson@wsctc.com, fax (206) 694-5399, by 5:00 p.m., May 13, 2008.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Dan Johnson by 5:00 p.m., May 6, 2008, (206) 694-5013 or fax (206) 694-5399.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The proposed amendments update WSCTC's SEPA rules. They would also clarify when WSCTC will serve as lead agency, specify certain emergency actions that would be categorically exempt from SEPA, and adopt the city of Seattle's flexible thresholds for categorical exemptions.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The proposed amendments update WSCTC's SEPA rules in order to be consistent with state department of ecology SEPA rules, which have changed since initial adoption of the WSCTC rules.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.21C.120.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 43.21C RCW.

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

Name of Proponent: WSCTC, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Dan Johnson, 800 Convention Place, Seattle, WA 98101-2350, (206) 694-5013; Implementation and Enforcement: John Christison, 800 Convention Place, Seattle, WA 98101-2350, (206) 694-5010.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The rule amendments will not impact small businesses as defined in chapter 19.85 RCW.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. WSCTC is not named in RCW 34.05.328 (5)(a)(i).

March 17, 2008

Suzanne Shaw

for Dan Johnson

Administrative Services Manager

Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 08-08 issue of the Register.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office