WSR 08-12-025

PERMANENT RULES

OFFICE OF

ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS

[ Filed May 29, 2008, 12:09 p.m. , effective June 29, 2008 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: The purpose of this rule change is to notify the public that the office of administrative hearings (OAH) relocated our Everett field office to Seattle and we have changed the title for the administrative law judge who manages each field office from senior administrative law judge to assistant deputy chief administrative law judge.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 10-04-020.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 34.12 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-07-007 on March 6, 2008.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: May 29, 2008.

Jane L. Habegger

Senior 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 an ((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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