WSR 08-12-068

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

NATURAL RESOURCES

[ Filed June 3, 2008, 2:30 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 08-07-049.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 332-08 WAC, Practice and procedure.

Hearing Location(s): Timberland Regional Library, Olympia Branch, 313 8th Avenue S.E., Olympia, WA 98501, on July 8, 2008, at 6:30 p.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: August 5, 2008.

Submit Written Comments to: Jamey Taylor, P.O. Box 47015, Olympia, WA 98504-7015, e-mail jamey.taylor@dnr.wa.gov, fax (360) 902-1561, by July 22, 2008.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jamey Taylor by July 3, 2008, TTY (360) 902-1156.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The purpose is to update and clarify the agency's practice and procedures rules.

It is not anticipated to have any effects other than clarifying the process and make it easier to follow.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The agency's practice and procedure rules have not been updated since 1992. This proposal updates statute references, other rule references that have been recodified as well as some sections need clarification and updating. Language needs to reflect what is currently in other statutes which this chapter guides for the department's administrative appeals process for regulatory actions. The oil and gas conservation committee was disbanded several years ago and the authority is now directly the department of natural resources. In addition, the governor's initiate [initiative] to put rules into plain talk language has occurred in the last few years.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 34.05.220, Administrative Procedure Act.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 34.05.220, Administrative Procedure Act.

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

Agency Comments or Recommendations, if any, as to Statutory Language, Implementation, Enforcement, and Fiscal Matters: None recommended except proposed rule changes.

Name of Proponent: Simon Kihia, department of natural resources, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Simon Kihia, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98501, (360) 902-1424; Implementation and Enforcement: Vickie Christiansen, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98501, (360) 902-1603.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Little or no impacts are expected.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The proposed rule changes do not fall under the definition of significant rule making.

June 2, 2008

Bonnie B. Bunning

Executive Director of

Policy and Administration

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PART I

PURPOSE AND AUTHORITY -- GENERAL PROVISIONS
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WAC 332-08-001   Purpose and scope.   (1) What do these rules do? The department's practices and procedures rules, set out in this chapter, govern the method, time and place for challenging department actions and the procedures for conducting an adjudicative proceeding of that challenge.

(2) Do these rules govern my issue? Generally, these rules apply if you are challenging a department determination regarding:

(a) Derelict vessels (chapter 79.100 RCW);

(b) Forest practices notices to comply (chapter 76.09 RCW);

(c) Oil and gas drilling (chapter 78.52 RCW);

(d) Surface mining (chapter 78.44 RCW);

(e) Other department determinations that are not proprietary and do not fall within the exclusive jurisdiction of separate quasi-judicial boards, such as the forest practices appeals board.

(3) How are these rules organized? This chapter contains provisions for all reviews (adjudicative proceedings) heard by the department or the office of administrative hearings on the department's behalf. WAC 332-08-101 through 332-08-610 contain specific procedures for adjudicative proceedings and are divided by subject matter. Subject-specific sections apply to the following topics:

(a) Derelict vessels - Part II;

(b) Forest practices notices to comply - Part III;

(c) Oil and gas drilling - Part IV;

(d) Surface mining - Part V; and

(e) Other department determinations that are not proprietary and fall within the direct review authority of the department - Part VI.

(4) When reviewing these rules, one should review the general provisions under Part I and the specific rules contained in Parts II through VI that relate to the applicable subject matter.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-002   Proprietary decisions.   Is review under the Administrative Procedure Act available for proprietary decisions? No. This section, concerning administrative review, is not available for proprietary decisions. Under RCW 34.05.010(3), sales, leases, contracts, or other proprietary decisions in the management of public lands or real property interests are not agency actions and are not subject to adjudicative proceedings under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). Accordingly, the department will not commence APA-based adjudicative proceedings for proprietary decisions, including, but not limited to, actions taken under the terms of geoduck harvesting agreements, aquatic lands leases, easements, rights of way, revocation to install residential dock and residential mooring buoys, purchases or leases of public lands or any valuable materials thereon, permits to use state-owned land and resources, timber sale contracts, mineral prospecting leases, mining contracts, or other proprietary agreements to which the department is a party. Nonjudicial review of these actions may be available or required under the terms of the specific agreement or related laws.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-003   Exhaustion of administrative remedies.   What happens if I don't file a timely challenge of a department action? You may be precluded from filing any challenge if you do not timely file your challenge with the department under these rules.

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 573, filed 6/17/91, effective 7/18/91)

WAC 332-08-015   Definitions.   (1) "Adjudicative proceeding" means a proceeding before an agency in which an opportunity for hearing before that agency is required by statute or constitutional right before or after the entry of an order by the agency. This definition includes an agency's or quasi-judicial board's consideration of a challenge through a brief adjudicative proceeding, formal adjudicative proceeding, petition for administrative review of an initial order, or a request for reconsideration.

(2) "BAP" means "brief adjudicative proceeding" as described in RCW 34.05.482 through 34.05.494.

(((2))) (3) "Department" means the department of natural resources.

(((3) Where the rules of this chapter use words defined in RCW 34.05.010, those definitions shall govern.)) (4) "Filing a document that is required to be filed with an agency" means delivery of the document to a place designated by the agency by rule for receipt of official documents, or in the absence of such designation, at the office of the agency head. A document is not delivered until it is received by the intended recipient.

(5) "Formal adjudicative proceeding" refers to the adjudicative process described in RCW 34.05.413 through 34.05.476.

(6) "Service" means posting in the United States mail, properly addressed, postage prepaid, or personal service. Service by mail is complete upon deposit in the United States mail.

(7) For adjudicative hearings before the department, including hearings conducted by the office of administrative hearings, words used in this chapter have the meaning stated in RCW 34.05.010.

(8) For adjudicative hearings before the pollution control hearings board, terms used in this chapter relating to practice and procedure have the meaning stated in the pollution control hearings board's practices and procedures rules, chapter 371-08 WAC, except that "department" means the department of natural resources.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.220 (1)(a). 91-13-059 (Order 573), 332-08-015, filed 6/17/91, effective 7/18/91.]


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WAC 332-08-022   Incorporation of model rules of procedure.   (1) Formal adjudicative proceedings: The department incorporates by reference the model rules of procedure, as now or as hereinafter amended, for the department's adjudicative proceedings conducted under RCW 34.05.413 through 34.05.479. The model rules of procedure are those that are adopted by the chief administrative law judge pursuant to RCW 34.05.250. The procedures are contained in chapter 10-08 WAC.

(a) Other rules adopted in this chapter supplement the model rules of procedure.

(b) The rules of this chapter supersede the procedures of chapter 10-08 WAC where there is a conflict.

(2) Brief adjudicative proceedings. The department does not incorporate by reference the model rules of procedure for BAPs, which are conducted under less formal requirements provided in RCW 34.05.482 through 34.05.494.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-030   Department settlement authority.   May the department settle a dispute without an adjudicative proceeding? The department may informally settle disputes. To explore the possibility of settlement, you should consider discussing settlement options with the department. Generally, settlement negotiations will not be admissible as evidence to show wrongdoing pursuant to Evidence Rule 408. Settlement negotiations do not alter the timelines associated with adjudicative proceeding or judicial appeals.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-035   Standard of proof.   What is the standard of proof? Unless the rules or law requires otherwise, the standard of proof in an adjudicative proceeding is a preponderance of the evidence. Preponderance of the evidence means the evidence as a whole makes a fact more probable than not.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-045   De novo review.   What does a presiding officer consider? The presiding officer will conduct a de novo review of the department's action(s) in reaching its initial order. New facts and law may be presented to the presiding officer to support or contest a department action in the course of an adjudicative proceeding, except to the extent that new facts or argument are limited by other laws and rules.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-055   Discovery.   What limits apply to discovery in adjudicative proceedings being conducted by the department? Discovery in any adjudicative proceeding must comply with Civil Rule (CR) 26 through CR 36 unless otherwise agreed by the parties or ordered by the presiding officer.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-065   Exhibits.   How may exhibits be presented? Any party intending to offer documentary evidence during the hearing must prepare a minimum of two copies of each document to be offered, and must give one complete copy to each of the other parties of record no later than the date set for the hearing. The presiding officer may in her/his discretion order different requirements so long as consistent with the parties' rights. The presiding officer may exclude from evidence documents that fail to conform to his/her order or this rule unless the offering party shows good cause for the failure.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-075   Expert or opinion testimony and testimony based on economic and statistical data -- Supporting data.   May the parties access the data underlying expert or opinion testimony? The presiding officer or other appropriate officer, in her/his discretion but consistent with the rights of the parties, may cause the parties to make available for inspection in advance of the hearing, and for purposes of cross-examination at the hearing, the data underlying expert or opinion testimony including testimony based on economic and statistical data. Wherever practicable, she/he will restrict to a minimum the placing of such data in the record.

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PART II

PROVISIONS RELATING TO DEPARTMENT ADJUDICATIVE PROCEEDINGS FOR DERELICT AND ABANDONED VESSEL ACTIONS
NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-101   Applicability to department actions under the derelict and abandoned vessel act, chapter 79.100 RCW.   When is this chapter applicable to department actions relating to the derelict and abandoned vessel act? This chapter applies when a challenge to the action of a state agency acting as an authorized public entity is filed with the department under the derelict and abandoned vessel act as provided in RCW 79.100.120 (2)(a).

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-102   Derelict and abandoned vessel -- Contents of appeal.   What must my appeal contain? An application for an adjudicative proceeding before the department under RCW 34.05.413 through 34.05.494 must:

(1) Be in writing;

(2) Be signed by the applicant or the applicant's representative;

(3) Specify the factual basis for appeal and the issue(s) to be adjudicated in the proceeding; and

(4) Include a copy of the department's written action that is the subject of the appeal.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-111   Derelict and abandoned vessel -- Appeal deadline.   When must my appeal be filed? An application for an adjudicative proceeding regarding an agency action under chapter 79.100 RCW can be filed with the department as soon as the department issues its notice of its intent to take custody, but the application must be filed no later than twenty days after the date the authorized public entity took custody of the vessel, or if the vessel was redeemed before the authorized public entity took custody, no later than twenty days after the date of redemption.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-121   Derelict and abandoned vessel -- Filing location and presiding officer.   (1) Where must my appeal be filed? An application for adjudicative proceeding concerning a decision to take temporary possession or custody of a vessel or the amount owed to an authorized public entity under chapter 79.100 RCW must be filed at the following address:


Department of Natural Resources

Aquatic Resources Division

Derelict Vessel Removal Program

P.O. Box 47027

Olympia, WA 98504-7027


(2) Who may serve as the presiding officer? Adjudicative proceedings governed by subsection (1) of this section will be initially decided through the office of administrative hearings unless the commissioner of public lands decides that he/she will enter a decision.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-135   Derelict and abandoned vessel -- Burden of proof.   Who has the burden of proof? Unless otherwise ordered by the presiding officer or required by law, the burden of proof in adjudicative proceedings pursuant to RCW 34.05.413 through 34.05.476 shall be on the department in proceedings concerning the decision to take custody or temporary possession of a vessel or the amount owed to an authorized public entity under chapter 79.100 RCW.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-145   Derelict and abandoned vessel -- Summary judgment.   May the parties move for summary judgment on some or all issues? Yes. A request to resolve an issue (claim) may be brought as a motion for summary judgment so long as the motion complies with the timing requirements of any prehearing order. A motion for summary judgment may be granted and an order issued if the written record shows that there is no genuine issue as to any material fact and that the moving party is entitled to judgment as a matter of law.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-155   Derelict and abandoned vessel -- Administrative review of initial orders.   (1) How may I obtain review of an initial order?

(a) Initial orders in all adjudicative proceedings relating to a decision to take temporary possession or custody of a vessel or the amount owed to an authorized public entity under chapter 79.100 RCW shall become final without further action by the department unless, within twenty-one days of the date of service of the initial order, a petition for administrative review is filed at the following address:


Executive Director - Policy and Administration

Department of Natural Resources

P.O. Box 47001

Olympia, WA 98504-7001


(b) A copy of the petition for administrative review must be served on all parties or their authorized representatives at the time the petition is filed.

(2) Who is the reviewing officer? By adopting this rule, the commissioner of public lands appoints the policy director or delegated alternate as reviewing officer of petitions for administrative review of initial orders. The commissioner may appoint an alternate reviewing officer or retain the reviewing officer role for any case.

(3) What must my petition for administrative review of an initial order include? The petition for administrative review shall clearly identify the parts of the initial order with which the party disagrees and shall refer to the evidence of record which is relied upon to support the party's position.

(4) How does a party reply to the petition for administrative review?

(a) Any party may file a reply to a petition for administrative review. The reply shall be filed with the office where the petition for administrative review was filed on or before the tenth business day after the date the petition for administrative review was served on the party.

(b) If a reply is filed, a copy must be served on all parties or their representatives at the time the reply is filed.

(5) May I provide written and oral argument?

(a) The parties may provide written argument in support of a petition for administrative review or a reply to a petition for administrative review.

(b) Upon receipt of a petition for administrative review and any reply thereto, the reviewing officer shall hold a scheduling conference to establish a deadline for written argument. Unless the reviewing officer determines a different schedule is appropriate, the following schedule will apply:

(i) Written argument in support of a petition for administrative review must be filed at the address designated for the petition for administrative review within ten days of the scheduling conference. A copy of the written argument in support of the petition must be served on all parties or their representatives at the time the written argument is filed.

(ii) Written argument in support of the reply must be filed at the address designated for the petition for administrative review within ten days of service of the written argument in support of the petition. A copy of written argument in support of the reply must be served on all parties or their representatives at the time the written argument is filed.

(c) Oral argument is generally not available and is a matter of the reviewing officer's discretion.

(6) May the parties offer new evidence on review? The parties must limit their arguments to the evidence in the record, except to the extent that supplementation of the evidence would be appropriate under the standards of RCW 34.05.562 for judicial reviews. Whether to allow the supplementation of the record is within the discretion of the reviewing officer.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-165   Derelict and abandoned vessel -- Petition for reconsideration of a final order.   May I seek further agency review of the agency's final order?

(1) Within ten days of the service of a final order, any party may file a petition for reconsideration, stating the specific grounds upon which relief is requested. The petition for reconsideration must be received by the officer who issued the order within ten days of his or her mailing. Any petition for reconsideration must also be postmarked as being mailed to the other parties within this ten-day period.

(2) A petition for reconsideration does not stay the effectiveness of the reviewing officer's final order.

(3) If a petition for reconsideration is timely filed, and the petitioner has complied with the procedural rules for reconsideration, the time for filing a petition for judicial review does not commence until the agency disposes of the petition for reconsideration. The agency is deemed to have denied the petition for reconsideration if, within twenty days from the date the petition is filed, the agency does not either:

(a) Dispose of the petition; or

(b) Serve the parties with a written notice specifying the date by which it will act on the petition.

(4) Unless the petition for reconsideration is deemed denied under subsection (3) of this section, the petition shall be disposed of by the same person or persons who entered the order, if reasonably available. The disposition shall be in the form of a written order denying the petition, granting the petition and dissolving or modifying the final order, or granting the petition and setting the matter for further hearing.

(5) The filing of a petition for reconsideration is not a prerequisite for seeking judicial review. An order denying reconsideration, or a notice provided for in subsection (3)(b) of this section, is not subject to judicial review.

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PART III

PROVISIONS RELATING TO DEPARTMENT ADJUDICATIVE PROCEEDINGS FOR FOREST PRACTICES, CHAPTER 76.09 RCW
NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-201   Applicability to department actions under forest practices laws and rules.   When is this chapter applicable to the department's forest practices actions? This chapter applies to challenges of notices to comply that the department issues under chapter 76.09 RCW (Forest Practices Act) and chapter 222-46 WAC. These challenges are initially reviewed through brief adjudicative proceedings (BAPs). Other department actions regarding forest practices, including appeals from department BAP actions on notices to comply, are generally subject to review by the forest practices appeals board under chapter 223-08 WAC.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-205   Forest practices -- Statutes for brief adjudicative proceedings (BAPs) for notices to comply.   What statutes apply to brief adjudicative proceedings (BAPs) for notices to comply? RCW 34.05.482 through 34.05.494 apply to BAPs reviewing forest practices notices to comply.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-215   Forest practices -- Appeal of notice to comply -- BAP.   How do I appeal a notice to comply?

(1) An application for a BAP must be written, and must specify the factual basis for appeal and the issue to be adjudicated in the proceeding.

(2) A copy of the department's written action that is the subject of the appeal must be attached to the application for an adjudicative proceeding.

(3) An application for a BAP concerning a forest practices notice to comply must be filed within fifteen days after the date of service of the notice to comply. The application must be filed with the resource protection and services assistant region manager (RP&S Asst. Reg. Mgr) at the following addresses:


Northwest Region

RP&S Asst. Reg. Mgr

919 N Township St

Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284

Olympic Region

RP&S Asst. Reg. Mgr

411 Tillicum Lane

Forks, WA 98331

Pacific Cascade Region

RP&S Asst. Reg. Mgr

601 Bond Rd

Castle Rock, WA 98611

South Puget Sound Region

RP&S Asst. Reg. Mgr

950 Farman Ave. N

Enumclaw, WA 98022

Southeast Region

RP&S Asst. Reg. Mgr

713 Bowers Rd

Ellensburg, WA 98926

Northeast Region

RP&S Asst. Reg. Mgr

P.O. Box 190

Colville, WA 99114

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-225   Forest practices -- BAP presiding officer.   Who is the decision maker for a BAP? The presiding officer shall be a department region manager or resource protection and services assistant region manager unless otherwise designated by the commissioner of public lands.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-235   Forest practices -- BAP scheduling.   When will a BAP hearing occur?

(1) The department shall schedule a hearing for a date not more than twenty days after receiving an application for a BAP on a forest practices notice to comply.

(2) The applicant may waive the requirement that a hearing be held within twenty days.

(3) Subject to the approval of the presiding officer, a continuance of any hearing date may be made by agreement of the parties. The presiding officer will provide written documentation to all parties of their decision related to request for continuances.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-245   Forest practices -- Burden of proof.   Who has the burden of proof? Unless otherwise ordered by the presiding officer or required by law, the department shall have the burden of proof to support its issuance of a forest practices notice to comply.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-255   Forest practices -- Timing of BAP decision.   When will a BAP decision be made? Within ten days of completing the BAP hearing on a forest practices notice to comply, the department shall issue a final order either withdrawing its notice to comply or clearly setting forth the specific course of action to be followed by the recipient of the notice to comply.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-265   Forest practices -- Appeal of BAP decision.   (1) How do I administratively appeal a BAP decision? The operator, forest land owner, or timber owner subject to a final order of the department on a forest practices notice to comply may, within thirty days from the date of the order, appeal to the forest practices appeals board.

(2) Who reviews the BAP decision? The forest practices appeals board will conduct the review. The provisions of chapter 223-08 WAC govern such appeals.

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PART IV

PROVISIONS RELATING TO DEPARTMENT ADJUDICATIVE PROCEEDINGS FOR OIL AND GAS DRILLING, CHAPTER 78.52 RCW
NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-301   Oil and gas drilling -- Department of natural resources replaces the oil and gas conservation committee.   Who replaced the oil and gas conservation committee? The department of natural resources has replaced the Washington oil and gas conservation committee in administering chapter 78.52 RCW and the oil and gas rules. Appeals of department determinations regarding chapter 78.52 RCW and the implementing rules will be governed by the department's practices and procedures rules in Part IV of this chapter and the Administrative Procedure Act, chapter 34.05 RCW.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-311   Applicability to department actions under the oil and gas laws and rules.   When is this chapter applicable to department actions relating to the Oil and Gas Conservation Act (chapter 78.52 RCW)? This chapter applies when a challenge is filed against a department action under the Oil and Gas Conservation Act.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-325   Oil and gas drilling -- Contents of appeal.   What must my appeal contain? An application for an adjudicative proceeding before the department under RCW 34.05.413 through 34.05.494 must:

(1) Be in writing;

(2) Be signed by the applicant or the applicant's representative;

(3) Specify the factual basis for appeal and the issue(s) to be adjudicated in the proceeding; and

(4) Include a copy of the department's written determination that is the subject of the appeal.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-335   Oil and gas drilling -- Appeal deadline.   When must my appeal be filed? An appeal of a department suspension must be filed within fifteen days. Appeals of any other determination regarding oil and gas issues, chapter 78.52 RCW, must be filed within thirty days of the department's determination.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-345   Oil and gas drilling -- Filing location and presiding officer.   (1) Where must my appeal be filed? Applications for adjudicative proceedings regarding department determinations under the Oil and Gas Conservation Act, chapter 78.52 RCW must be filed with:


Oil and Gas Supervisor

Division of Geology and Earth Resources

Department of Natural Resources

P.O. Box 47007

Olympia, WA 98504-7007


(2) Who considers my appeal? Adjudicative proceedings governed by this section will be initially decided through the office of administrative hearings unless the commissioner of public lands decides that he/she will enter a decision.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-355   Oil and gas drilling -- Burden of proof.   Who has the burden of proof? Unless otherwise ordered by the presiding officer or required by law, the burden of proof in adjudicative proceedings relating to department determinations under the Oil and Gas Conservation Act, chapter 78.52 RCW, shall be:

(1) On a person challenging the department's decision approving or disapproving an application for an oil and gas permit or permit renewal under chapter 78.52 RCW;

(2) On a person seeking the imposition of any other order of the department; and

(3) On the department to support an enforcement action, such as a suspension, civil penalty, or cancellation of the permit.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-365   Oil and gas drilling -- Summary judgment.   May the parties move for summary judgment on some or all issues? Yes. A request to resolve an issue (claim) may be brought as a motion for summary judgment so long as the motion complies with the timing requirements of any prehearing order. A motion for summary judgment may be granted and an order issued if the written record shows that there is no genuine issue as to any material fact and that the moving party is entitled to judgment as a matter of law.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-375   Oil and gas drilling -- Administrative review of initial orders.   (1) How may I obtain review of an initial order?

(a) Initial orders in all adjudicative proceedings relating to department actions under the Oil and Gas Conservation Act, chapter 78.52 RCW, shall become final without further action by the department unless, within twenty-one days of the date of service of the initial order, a petition for administrative review is filed at the following address:


Executive Director - Policy and Administration

Department of Natural Resources

P.O. Box 47001

Olympia, WA 98504-7001


(b) A copy of the petition for administrative review must be served on all parties or their authorized representatives at the time the petition is filed.

(2) Who is the reviewing officer? By adopting this rule, the commissioner of public lands appoints the executive director - policy and administration or delegated alternate as reviewing officer of petitions for administrative review of initial orders. The commissioner may appoint an alternate reviewing officer or retain the reviewing officer role for any case.

(3) What must my petition for administrative review of an initial order include? The petition for administrative review shall clearly identify the parts of the initial order with which the party disagrees and shall refer to the evidence of record which is relied upon to support the party's position.

(4) How does a party reply to the petition for administrative review?

(a) Any party may file a reply to a petition for administrative review. The reply shall be filed with the office where the petition for administrative review was filed on or before the tenth business day after the date the petition for administrative review was served on the party.

(b) If a reply is filed, a copy must be served on all parties or their representatives at the time the reply is filed.

(5) May I provide written and oral argument?

(a) The parties may provide written argument in support of a petition for administrative review or a reply to a petition for administrative review.

(b) Upon receipt of a petition for administrative review and any reply thereto, the reviewing officer shall hold a scheduling conference to establish a deadline for written argument. Unless the reviewing officer determines a different schedule is appropriate, the following schedule will apply:

(i) Written argument in support of a petition for administrative review must be filed at the address designated for the petition for administrative review within ten days of the scheduling conference. A copy of the written argument in support of the petition must be served on all parties or their representatives at the time the written argument is filed.

(ii) Written argument in support of the reply must be filed at the address designated for the petition for administrative review within ten days of service of the written argument in support of the petition. A copy of written argument in support of the reply must be served on all parties or their representatives at the time the written argument is filed.

(c) Oral argument is generally not available and is a matter of the reviewing officer's discretion.

(6) May the parties offer new evidence on review? The parties must limit their arguments to the evidence in the record, except to the extent that supplementation of the evidence would be appropriate under the standards of RCW 34.05.562 for judicial reviews. Whether to allow the supplementation of the record is within the discretion of the reviewing officer.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-385   Oil and gas drilling -- Petition for reconsideration of final order.   May I seek further agency review of the agency's final order?

(1) Within ten days of the service of a final order, any party may file a petition for reconsideration, stating the specific grounds upon which relief is requested. The petition for reconsideration must be received by the officer who issued the order within ten days of his or her mailing. Any petition for reconsideration must also be postmarked as being mailed to the other parties within this ten-day period.

(2) A petition for reconsideration does not stay the effectiveness of the reviewing officer's final order.

(3) If a petition for reconsideration is timely filed, and the petitioner has complied with the procedural rules for reconsideration, the time for filing a petition for judicial review does not commence until the agency disposes of the petition for reconsideration. The agency is deemed to have denied the petition for reconsideration if, within twenty days from the date the petition is filed, the agency does not either:

(a) Dispose of the petition; or

(b) Serve the parties with a written notice specifying the date by which it will act on the petition.

(4) Unless the petition for reconsideration is deemed denied under subsection (3) of this section, the petition shall be disposed of by the same person or persons who entered the order, if reasonably available. The disposition shall be in the form of a written order denying the petition, granting the petition and dissolving or modifying the final order, or granting the petition and setting the matter for further hearing.

(5) The filing of a petition for reconsideration is not a prerequisite for seeking judicial review. An order denying reconsideration, or a notice provided for in subsection (3)(b) of this section, is not subject to judicial review.

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PART V

PROVISIONS RELATING TO DEPARTMENT ADJUDICATIVE PROCEEDINGS FOR SURFACE MINING, CHAPTER 78.44 RCW
NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-401   Applicability to department actions under surface mining laws and rules.   When is this chapter applicable to department determinations relating to the surface mining act, chapter 78.44 RCW? This chapter applies when a challenge is filed against a department determination made under the surface mining act, chapter 78.44 RCW.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-411   Surface mining -- Contents of appeal.   What must my appeal contain? An application for an adjudicative proceeding before the department under RCW 34.05.413 through 34.05.494 must:

(1) Be in writing;

(2) Be signed by the applicant or the applicant's representative;

(3) Specify the factual basis for appeal and the issue(s) to be adjudicated in the proceeding; and

(4) Include a copy of the department's written determination that is the subject of the appeal.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-415   Surface mining -- Appeal deadline.   When must my appeal be filed? Time limits for filing applications for adjudicative proceedings regarding department determinations under the surface mining act, chapter 78.44 RCW, are as follows:

(1) Concerning approval or disapproval of a new or revised reclamation permit, a new, modified, or revised reclamation plan, or reclamation permit transfer - filed within thirty days of the department's determination;

(2) Concerning a civil penalty - served on the department and filed with the pollution control hearings board within thirty days of the date the applicant receives the civil penalty notice, or within thirty days of the date the applicant receives the department's notice of disposition of a timely application for remission or mitigation of the civil penalty under WAC 332-18-05007. The pollution control hearings board's practice and procedure rules govern these proceedings;

(3) Concerning a stop work order to rectify deficiencies, an emergency notice and order to rectify deficiencies or emergency order to suspend surface mining, a suspension order, a cancellation of a permit, an order to submit performance security, or any other appealable surface mining determination - filed within thirty days of the date of the department's service of the order or notice.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-421   Surface mining -- Filing location and presiding officer.   Where must my appeal be filed? Applications for adjudicative proceedings relating to surface mining must be filed at the location identified below for each of the issues listed below:

(1) Civil penalty.

(a) File with:


Pollution Control Hearings Board

4224 6th Avenue S.E., Building 2, Rowe Six

P.O. Box 40903

Lacey, WA 98504-0903


(b) And serve:


Assistant Division Manager

Division of Geology and Earth Resources

Department of Natural Resources

P.O. Box 47007

Olympia, WA 98504-7007


(c) Who considers my appeal? The pollution control hearings board will consider properly filed appeals and enter the final decision on appeals of department civil penalties. Chapter 371-08 WAC will govern the proceedings conducted by the pollution control hearings board, except that the burden of proof and standard of proof will be as provided in this chapter.

(2) Where must my appeal of other department surface mining actions be filed? All other surface mining related determinations including requests for brief adjudicative proceedings governed by WAC 332-08-445:

(a) File with:


Assistant Division Manager

Division of Geology and Earth Resources

Department of Natural Resources

P.O. Box 47007

Olympia, WA 98504-7007


(b) Who considers my appeal? Adjudicative proceedings governed by this subsection will be initially decided through the office of administrative hearings unless subject to a brief adjudicative proceeding through WAC 332-08-445 or the commissioner of public lands decides that he/she will enter a decision.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-425   Surface mining -- Burden of proof.   Who has the burden of proof? Unless otherwise ordered by the presiding officer or required by law, the burden of proof in adjudicative proceedings regarding department determinations under the surface mining act, chapter 78.44 RCW, shall be:

(1) On the person challenging the department's decision approving or disapproving an application for a new or revised surface mining reclamation permit, new modified, or revised reclamation plan or a reclamation permit transfer under chapter 78.44 RCW;

(2) On the department to show that a reclamation permit holder must submit a modified reclamation plan under RCW 78.44.151;

(3) On the department in proceedings concerning reclamation permit cancellation under chapter 78.44 RCW;

(4) On the department in civil penalty proceedings and proceedings concerning suspension orders; and

(5) On the department in proceedings concerning a declaration of abandonment.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-431   Surface mining -- Summary judgment.   May the parties move for summary judgment on some or all issues? Yes. A request to resolve an issue (claim) may be brought as a motion for summary judgment so long as the motion complies with the timing requirements of any prehearing order. A motion for summary judgment may be granted and an order issued if the written record shows that there is no genuine issue as to any material fact and that the moving party is entitled to judgment as a matter of law.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-435   Surface mining -- Administrative review of initial orders.   (1) How may I obtain review of an initial order?

(a) Initial orders in all adjudicative proceedings relating to department actions under the surface mining act, chapter 78.44 RCW, shall become final without further action by the department unless, within twenty-one days of the date of service of the initial order, a petition for administrative review is filed at the following address:


Executive Director - Policy and Administration

Department of Natural Resources

P.O. Box 47001

Olympia, WA 98504-7001


(b) A copy of the petition for administrative review must be served on all parties or their authorized representatives at the time the petition is filed.

(2) Who is the reviewing officer? By adopting this rule, the commissioner of public lands appoints the executive director - policy and administration or delegated alternate as reviewing officer of petitions for administrative review of initial orders. The commissioner may appoint an alternate reviewing officer or retain the reviewing officer role for any case.

(3) What must my petition for administrative review of an initial order include? The petition for administrative review shall clearly identify the parts of the initial order with which the party disagrees and shall refer to the evidence of record which is relied upon to support the party's position.

(4) How does a party reply to the petition for administrative review?

(a) Any party may file a reply to a petition for administrative review. The reply shall be filed with the office where the petition for administrative review was filed on or before the tenth business day after the date the petition for administrative review was served on the party.

(b) A copy of the reply must be served on all parties or their representatives at the time the reply is filed.

(5) May I provide written and oral argument?

(a) The parties may provide written argument in support of a petition for administrative review or a reply to a petition for administrative review.

(b) Upon receipt of a petition for administrative review and any reply thereto, the reviewing officer shall hold a scheduling conference to establish a deadline for written argument. Unless the reviewing officer determines a different schedule is appropriate, the following schedule will apply:

(i) Written argument in support of a petition for administrative review must be filed at the address designated for the petition for administrative review within ten days of the scheduling conference. A copy of the written argument in support of the petition must be served on all parties or their representatives at the time the written argument is filed.

(ii) Written argument in support of the reply must be filed at the address designated for the petition for administrative review within ten days of service of the written argument in support of the petition. A copy of written argument in support of the reply must be served on all parties or their representatives at the time the written argument is filed.

(c) Oral argument is generally not available and is a matter of the reviewing officer's discretion.

(6) May the parties offer new evidence on review? The parties must limit their arguments to the evidence in the record, except to the extent that supplementation of the evidence would be appropriate under the standards of RCW 34.05.562 for judicial reviews. Whether to allow the supplementation of the record is within the discretion of the reviewing officer.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-441   Surface mining -- Petition for reconsideration of final order.   May I seek further agency review of the agency's final order?

(1) Within ten days of the service of a final order, any party may file a petition for reconsideration, stating the specific grounds upon which relief is requested. The petition for reconsideration must be received by the officer who issued the order within ten days of his or her mailing. Any petition for reconsideration must also be postmarked as being mailed to the other parties within this ten-day period.

(2) A petition for reconsideration does not stay the effectiveness of the reviewing officer's final order.

(3) If a petition for reconsideration is timely filed, and the petitioner has complied with the procedural rules for reconsideration, the time for filing a petition for judicial review does not commence until the agency disposes of the petition for reconsideration. The agency is deemed to have denied the petition for reconsideration if, within twenty days from the date the petition is filed, the agency does not either:

(a) Dispose of the petition; or

(b) Serve the parties with a written notice specifying the date by which it will act on the petition.

(4) Unless the petition for reconsideration is deemed denied under subsection (3) of this section, the petition shall be disposed of by the same person or persons who entered the order, if reasonably available. The disposition shall be in the form of a written order denying the petition, granting the petition and dissolving or modifying the final order, or granting the petition and setting the matter for further hearing.

(5) The filing of a petition for reconsideration is not a prerequisite for seeking judicial review. An order denying reconsideration, or a notice provided for in subsection (3)(b) of this section, is not subject to judicial review.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-442   Surface mining -- Appeal procedures for stop work orders.   What appeal procedures apply to surface mining stop work orders? The procedures in WAC 332-08-401 through 332-08-441 apply to challenges of stop work orders; however, the department shall proceed as quickly as feasible to complete the requested adjudicative proceeding for any immediately effective stop work order. DNR shall request the office of administrative hearings to quickly schedule and hear the matter. Neither the department nor the office of administrative hearings is required to review an appeal more quickly than the parties' agreed timeline. If the department issues a stop work order that is not effective immediately, the department and the office of administrative hearings may proceed on a normal schedule.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-443   Surface mining -- Appeal procedures for emergency orders.   What appeal procedures apply to emergency surface mining orders? The procedures in WAC 332-08-401 through 332-08-441 apply to administrative appeals of emergency orders to rectify deficiencies, emergency orders to suspend surface mining, or other enforcement actions under chapter 78.44 RCW that are effective when entered and call for emergency adjudications; however, the department shall also follow the provisions of RCW 34.05.479. DNR shall proceed as quickly as feasible to complete any requested adjudicative proceedings regarding these enforcement actions. DNR shall request the office of administrative hearings to quickly schedule and hear these matters. Neither the department nor the office of administrative hearings is required to review an appeal more quickly than the parties' agreed timeline.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-445   Surface mining -- Availability of brief adjudicative proceedings (BAPs).   When may BAPs be used for surface mining determinations? RCW 34.05.482 through 34.05.494 apply to BAPs under Part V. The department may use brief adjudicative proceedings (BAPs) where their use will violate no provision of law and where protection of the public interest does not require the department to give notice and an opportunity to participate to persons other than the parties. The department may use BAPs for matters relating to surface mining under chapter 78.44 RCW when agreed in writing by all parties and consistent with chapter 34.05 RCW, specifically RCW 34.05.482.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-451   Surface mining -- BAP presiding officer.   Who is the decisionmaker for a BAP? The presiding officer shall be the nonregulatory assistant division manager for the geology and earth resources division unless otherwise designated by the commissioner of public lands.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-455   Surface mining -- Conversion of BAP to formal adjudicative proceeding.   When may a BAP be converted to a formal proceeding? Any BAP concerning surface mining under chapter 78.44 RCW may, in the department's discretion, be converted to a formal adjudicative hearing. Formal proceedings are conducted pursuant to procedures of RCW 34.05.413 through 34.05.479 and WAC 332-08-401 through 332-08-441. The decision to convert the proceeding to a formal adjudicative proceeding may be made by either the presiding BAP officer or a geology division manager or assistant manager. Conversion to a formal adjudicative proceeding may be completed by:

(1) The BAP officer's notification to the parties; or

(2) A geology division manager or assistant manager's notification to the BAP officer and the parties. Upon conversion, the department shall promptly forward the application for an adjudicative proceeding to the office of administrative hearings.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-461   Surface mining -- BAP scheduling.   When will the BAP occur? The department shall serve notice of a hearing date within ten days of the parties' written agreement to use a BAP. The BAP hearing is not required to occur within this ten-day period, but should be conducted so an initial decision can be issued within ninety days of the initial filing of the appeal.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-465   Surface mining -- Timing of a BAP decision.   When will a BAP decision be made? Within ten days of completing the BAP hearing, the presiding officer shall serve upon each party an initial order, containing a brief written statement of the department's decision and the reasons for the decision.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-471   Surface mining -- Appeal of BAP decision and reviewing officer.   (1) Who may seek review of a BAP decision? A party affected by an initial order of the department may request administrative review of the initial order. The department may review any BAP decision on its own motion.

(2) How do I appeal a BAP decision? A request for administrative review must be in writing, and must be filed at the following address within twenty-one days after the date of service of the initial order:


Executive Director - Policy and Administration

Department of Natural Resources

P.O. Box 47001

Olympia, WA 98504-7001


(3) Who else gets a copy of my petition? A copy of the petition for review must also be served on all parties or their authorized representatives at the time of filing.

(4) Who considers my appeal of the BAP decision? By adopting this rule, the commissioner of public lands appoints the executive director - policy and administration or delegated alternate as reviewing officer of petitions for administrative review of initial orders. The commissioner may appoint an alternate reviewing officer or retain the reviewing officer role for any case. The provisions of WAC 10-08-211 apply to petitions for review of initial orders.

(5) When is the initial order final? The initial order becomes a final order if no timely petition for administrative review is filed.

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PART VI

PROVISIONS RELATING TO DEPARTMENT ADJUDICATIVE PROCEEDINGS FOR OTHER DEPARTMENT DETERMINATIONS
NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-501   Applicability to other department actions.   When is this chapter applicable to department determinations that are not expressly identified in this chapter? This chapter applies when a nonproprietary department action is subject to challenge in an adjudicative proceeding.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-511   Other department actions -- Contents of appeal.   What must my appeal contain? An application for an adjudicative proceeding before the department under RCW 34.05.413 through 34.05.494 must:

(1) Be in writing;

(2) Be signed by the applicant or the applicant's representative;

(3) Specify the factual basis for appeal and the issue(s) to be adjudicated in the proceeding; and

(4) Include a copy of the department's written determination that is the subject of the appeal.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-521   Other department actions -- Appeal deadline.   When must I file my appeal of a department determination that is not expressly discussed in statute or rule? Applications for adjudicative proceedings by the department must be filed within thirty days of the department's action unless a different time period is provided in statute or rule.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-531   Other department actions -- Filing location and presiding officer.   (1) Where must I file my appeal of "other" department actions? Applications for adjudicative proceedings regarding department actions that are not expressly addressed in this chapter and that are not subject to review according to some other statute or rule must be filed with:


Executive Director - Policy and Administration

Department of Natural Resources

P.O. Box 47001

Olympia, WA 98504-7001


(2) Who will consider my appeal? Adjudicative proceedings under this subsection will be initially decided through the office of administrative hearings unless the commissioner of public lands decides that he/she will enter a decision.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-541   Other department actions -- Burden of proof.   Who has the burden of proof? For adjudicative proceedings that are not specified in other DNR practices and procedures rules, the proponent of an order shall carry the burden of proof in adjudicative proceedings unless otherwise set out in rule, ordered by the presiding officer, or required by law. The department shall have the burden to prove its enforcement actions.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-555   Other department actions -- May the parties move for summary judgment on some or all issues?   Yes. A request to resolve an issue (claim) may be brought as a motion for summary judgment so long as the motion complies with the timing requirements of any prehearing order. A motion for summary judgment may be granted and an order issued if the written record shows that there is no genuine issue as to any material fact and that the moving party is entitled to judgment as a matter of law.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-575   Other department actions -- Administrative review of initial orders.   (1) How may I obtain review of an initial order? Initial orders in all adjudicative proceedings relating to other department actions shall become final without further action by the department unless, within twenty-one days of the date of service of the initial order, a petition for administrative review is filed at the following address:


Executive Director - Policy and Administration

Department of Natural Resources

P.O. Box 47001

Olympia, WA 98504-7001


(2) Who else gets a copy of my petition? A copy of the petition for administrative review must be served on all parties or their authorized representatives at the time the petition is filed.

(3) Who is the reviewing officer? By adopting this rule, the commissioner of public lands appoints the executive director - policy and administration or delegated alternate as reviewing officer of petitions for administrative review of initial orders. The commissioner may appoint an alternate reviewing officer or retain the reviewing officer role for any case.

(4) What must my petition for administrative review of an initial order include? The petition for administrative review shall clearly identify the parts of the initial order with which the party disagrees and shall refer to the evidence of record which is relied upon to support the party's position.

(5) How does a party reply to the petition for administrative review?

(a) Any party may file a reply to a petition for administrative review. The reply shall be filed with the office where the petition for administrative review was filed on or before the tenth business day after the date the petition for administrative review was served on the party.

(b) A copy of the reply must be served on all parties or their representatives at the time the reply is filed.

(6) May I provide written and oral argument?

(a) The parties may provide written argument in support of a petition for administrative review or a reply to a petition for administrative review.

(b) Upon receipt of a petition for administrative review and any reply thereto, the reviewing officer shall hold a scheduling conference to establish a deadline for written argument. Unless the reviewing officer determines a different schedule is appropriate, the following schedule will apply:

(i) Written argument in support of a petition for administrative review must be filed at the address designated for the petition for administrative review within ten days of the scheduling conference. A copy of the written argument in support of the petition must be served on all parties or their representatives at the time the written argument is filed.

(ii) Written argument in support of the reply must be filed at the address designated for the petition for administrative review within ten days of service of the written argument in support of the petition. A copy of written argument in support of the reply must be served on all parties or their representatives at the time the written argument is filed.

(c) Oral argument is generally not available and is a matter of the reviewing officer's discretion.

(7) May the parties offer new evidence on review? The parties must limit their arguments to the evidence in the record, except to the extent that supplementation of the evidence would be appropriate under the standards of RCW 34.05.562 for judicial reviews. Whether to allow the supplementation of the record is within the discretion of the reviewing officer.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 332-08-585   Other department actions -- Petition for reconsideration of a final order.   May I seek further agency review of the agency's final order?

(1) Within ten days of the service of a final order, any party may file a petition for reconsideration, stating the specific grounds upon which relief is requested. The petition for reconsideration must be received by the officer who issued the order within ten days of his or her mailing. Any petition for reconsideration must also be postmarked as being mailed to the other parties within this ten-day period.

(2) A petition for reconsideration does not stay the effectiveness of the reviewing officer's final order.

(3) If a petition for reconsideration is timely filed, and the petitioner has complied with the procedural rules for reconsideration, the time for filing a petition for judicial review does not commence until the agency disposes of the petition for reconsideration. The agency is deemed to have denied the petition for reconsideration if, within twenty days from the date the petition is filed, the agency does not either:

(a) Dispose of the petition; or

(b) Serve the parties with a written notice specifying the date by which it will act on the petition.

(4) Unless the petition for reconsideration is deemed denied under subsection (3) of this section, the petition shall be disposed of by the same person or persons who entered the order, if reasonably available. The disposition shall be in the form of a written order denying the petition, granting the petition and dissolving or modifying the final order, or granting the petition and setting the matter for further hearing.

(5) The filing of a petition for reconsideration is not a prerequisite for seeking judicial review. An order denying reconsideration, or a notice provided for in subsection (3)(b) of this section is not subject to judicial review.

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REPEALER

     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
WAC 332-08-005 Adoption of model rules of procedure.
WAC 332-08-025 Inapplicability to proprietary decisions.
WAC 332-08-105 Adjudicative proceedings -- Application.
WAC 332-08-115 Application for adjudicative proceeding -- Time limit.
WAC 332-08-125 Application for adjudicative proceeding -- Place of filing.
WAC 332-08-305 Exhibits.
WAC 332-08-315 Burden of proof.
WAC 332-08-405 Petitions for review of initial orders -- Final orders.
WAC 332-08-490 Expert or opinion testimony and testimony based on economic and statistical data -- Supporting data.
WAC 332-08-505 Brief adjudicative proceedings -- Matters to which subject.
WAC 332-08-515 Brief adjudicative proceedings -- Application procedure.
WAC 332-08-525 Brief adjudicative proceedings -- Hearing.
WAC 332-08-535 Brief adjudicative proceedings -- Decision.
WAC 332-08-545 Brief adjudicative proceedings -- Review.

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REPEALER
     The following chapter of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 344-08-010 Appearance and practice before agency -- Who may appear.
WAC 344-08-020 Appearance and practice before agency -- Appearance in certain proceedings may be limited to attorneys.
WAC 344-08-040 Standards of ethical conduct.
WAC 344-08-050 Standards of ethical conduct -- Appearance by former employee of committee or former member of attorney general's staff.
WAC 344-08-060 Standards of ethical conduct -- Former employee as expert witness.
WAC 344-08-070 Computation of time.
WAC 344-08-080 Notice and opportunity for hearing in contested cases.
WAC 344-08-090 Service of process -- By whom served.
WAC 344-08-100 Service of process -- Upon whom served.
WAC 344-08-110 Service of process -- Service upon parties.
WAC 344-08-120 Service of process -- Method of service.
WAC 344-08-130 Service of process -- When service complete.
WAC 344-08-140 Service of process -- Filing with agency.
WAC 344-08-150 Subpoenas -- Where provided by law -- Form.
WAC 344-08-160 Subpoenas -- Where provided by law -- Issuance to parties.
WAC 344-08-170 Subpoenas -- Where provided by law -- Service.
WAC 344-08-180 Subpoenas -- Where provided by law -- Fees.
WAC 344-08-190 Subpoenas -- Where provided by law -- Proof of service.
WAC 344-08-200 Subpoenas -- Where provided by law -- Quashing.
WAC 344-08-210 Subpoenas -- Where provided by law -- Enforcement.
WAC 344-08-220 Subpoenas -- Where provided by law -- Geographical scope.
WAC 344-08-230 Depositions and interrogatories in contested cases -- Right to take.
WAC 344-08-240 Depositions and interrogatories in contested cases -- Scope.
WAC 344-08-250 Depositions and interrogatories in contested cases -- Officer before whom taken.
WAC 344-08-260 Depositions and interrogatories in contested cases -- Authorization.
WAC 344-08-270 Depositions and interrogatories in contested cases -- Protection of parties and deponents.
WAC 344-08-280 Depositions and interrogatories in contested cases -- Oral examination and cross-examination.
WAC 344-08-290 Depositions and interrogatories in contested cases -- Recordation.
WAC 344-08-300 Depositions and interrogatories in contested cases -- Signing attestation and return.
WAC 344-08-310 Depositions and interrogatories in contested cases -- Use and effect.
WAC 344-08-320 Depositions and interrogatories in contested cases -- Fees of officers and deponents.
WAC 344-08-330 Depositions upon interrogatories -- Submission of interrogatories.
WAC 344-08-340 Depositions upon interrogatories -- Interrogation.
WAC 344-08-350 Depositions upon interrogatories -- Attestation and return.
WAC 344-08-360 Depositions upon interrogatories -- Provisions of deposition rule.
WAC 344-08-370 Official notice -- Matters of law.
WAC 344-08-380 Official notice -- Material facts.
WAC 344-08-390 Presumptions.
WAC 344-08-400 Stipulations and admissions of record.
WAC 344-08-410 Form and content of decisions in contested cases.
WAC 344-08-420 Definition of issues before hearing.
WAC 344-08-430 Prehearing conference rule -- Authorized.
WAC 344-08-440 Prehearing conference rule -- Record of conference action.
WAC 344-08-450 Submission of documentary evidence in advance.
WAC 344-08-460 Excerpts from documentary evidence.
WAC 344-08-470 Expert or opinion testimony and testimony based on economic and statistical data -- Number and qualifications.
WAC 344-08-480 Expert or opinion testimony and testimony based on economic and statistical data -- Written sworn statements.
WAC 344-08-490 Expert or opinion testimony and testimony based on economic and statistical data -- Supporting data.
WAC 344-08-500 Expert or opinion testimony and testimony based on economic and statistical data -- Effect of noncompliance with WAC 344-08-470 or 344-08-480.
WAC 344-08-510 Continuances.
WAC 344-08-520 Rules of evidence -- Admissibility criteria.
WAC 344-08-530 Rules of evidence -- Tentative admission -- Exclusion -- Discontinuance -- Objections.
WAC 344-08-540 Petitions for rule making, amendment, or repeal -- Who may petition.
WAC 344-08-550 Petitions for rule making, amendment, or repeal -- Requisites.
WAC 344-08-560 Petitions for rule making, amendment, or repeal -- Agency must consider.
WAC 344-08-570 Petitions for rule making, amendment, or repeal -- Notice of disposition.
WAC 344-08-580 Declaratory rulings.
WAC 344-08-590 Forms.

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