WSR 10-02-030



[ Filed December 29, 2009, 3:48 p.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 Cheryl Smith if you have questions, or (360) 725-2808.

Semi-Annual Rule-Making Agenda

January 1 through June 30, 2010

WAC Citation Subject Matter/Purpose of Rule Current Activity/Approx. Filing Date
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 January 2010.
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 January 2010.
365-196 Creating a new chapter, procedural criteria for adopting comprehensive plans and development regulations, that codifies all of the WACs previously in chapter 365-195 WAC (except best available science part nine). 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 January 2010.
New rule within TITLE 365 WAC 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.

Adoption expected April 2010.

365-198 Providing an alternative to an interlocal agreement to cities and counties participating in the regional transfer of development rights (TDR) program for central Puget Sound. The rule would provide terms and conditions that they may adopt by reference in lieu of an interlocal agreement to transfer development rights.

RCW authorization: RCW 43.362.050.

CR-101 filed November 24, 2009.

CR-102 expected in April 2010, with adoption in May 2010.

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-103E filed November 24, 2009.

Public hearing for permanent rule scheduled for January 6, 2010.

Permanent rule adoption expected in February 2010.

365-120-080 Correcting inadvertent typographical errors related to income eligibility for operating assistance for transitional housing. CR-105 filed November 2, 2009.

Expedited rule adoption expected in February 2010.

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