PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: New WAC 390-12-051 designed to provide guidance to the public disclosure commission (PDC) filers during an extended local or statewide emergency event impacting agency operations.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 42.17.370(1).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The PDC will consider a new rule to develop emergency procedures in the event agency operations are significantly impacted by a pandemic flu or other extended emergency and address what may occur in the event a statewide or local emergency interferes with timely filing of PDC reports.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: The commission is expected to discuss and possibly approve draft language on the above referenced rule topics at its meeting on August 27, 2009, or September 24, 2009. A formal public hearing is expected in December 2009.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Assistant Director Doug Ellis, Washington State Public Disclosure Commission, P.O. Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908, (360) 664-2735, toll free 1-877-601-2828, e-mail email@example.com.
July 28, 2009
Douglas J. Ellis