WSR 09-16-076

AGENDA

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE


[ Filed July 31, 2009, 9:31 a.m. ]

Following is the department of commerce's semi-annual rules development agenda for publication in the Washington state register, pursuant to RCW 34.05.314. There may be additional rule-making activity not on the agenda as conditions warrant.

Please contact Marie Sullivan if you have questions, marie.sullivan@commerce.wa.gov or (360) 725-4010.


SEMI-ANNUAL RULE-MAKING AGENDA

JULY - DECEMBER 2009



WAC Citation Subject Matter/Purpose of Rule Current Activity/Approx. Filing Date
365-135 Creating new guidelines for implementation of three federal bond programs: Qualified energy conservation bonds, recovery zone economic development bonds, and recovery zone facility bonds.

RCW authorization: RCW 39.86.160 and 39.86.180.

CR-101 filed July 22, 2009.

CR-102 expected in August 2009, with adoption in November 2009.

194-24 Update to Energy Code, per 2009 legislation (HB 1004, chapter 501, Laws of 2009). Fall/winter of 2009.
365-180 Update to state energy matchmakers weatherization program due to changes in chapter 70.164 RCW (SB 5649, chapter 379, Laws of 2009). CR-101 filed June 17, 2009.

CR-102 expected in August 2009, with adoption in November 2009.

CR-103E filed June 17, 2009, with effective date of August 1, 2009 (to be replaced with permanent rules as described above).

365-190 Amendments to the minimum guidelines to classify agriculture, forest, mineral lands and critical areas. CR-102 filed July 22, 2009, with adoption expected in November 2009.
365-195 Repealing all sections except best available science. Also renames this chapter best available science to provide clarity around the chapter. CR-102 filed July 22, 2009, with adoption expected in November 2009.
365-196 Creating a new chapter that codifies all of the WACs previously in chapter 365-195 WAC. This is being done to avoid confusion with adopted comprehensive plans or court cases that cite to the existing WAC. CR-102 filed July 22, 2009, with adoption expected in November 2009.
Creating a new chapter to develop rules for determining projects of statewide significance, due to changes in chapter 43.157 RCW (SB 5473, chapter 421, Laws of 2009). CR-101 filed July 22, 2009.

Marie Sullivan

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office