PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Requesting public records, State Environmental Policy Act guidelines applicability, local government audit costs appeal process.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 42.56.070, 43.21C.120, and 43.09.281.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rules are being changed to comply with changes to public records laws, changes in the [state] Environmental Policy Act and to recognize changes in the state auditor's office organizational structure for processing appeals by local governments that wish to appeal their audit costs.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Department of ecology regulates SEPA.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study; and respond to changes in state laws.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jan Jutte, Director of Legal Affairs, P.O. Box 40021, Olympia, WA 98504-0021, fax (360) 753-0646, phone (360) 902-0360, Juttej@sao.wa.gov.
June 23, 2010
Jan M. Jutte
Director of Legal Affairs