PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amendments to chapter 242-02 WAC, board's rules of practice and procedure.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 36.70A.270(7).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: RCW 36.70A.270(7) authorizes the board to develop and adopt rules of practice and procedure, including rules regarding expeditious and summary disposition of appeals. In 1992, the then existing three growth management hearings boards adopted joint rules. These rules have been minimally amended since that time and the board seeks to evaluate the rules for potential comprehensive amendments.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. The board will be accepting preliminary written comments in regards to this comprehensive update through August 31, 2010. Subsequent opportunities to participate in the update process may be offered by the board; please see the board's web site for additional details, www.gmhb.wa.gov. Contact the boards' rules coordinator, Julie Ainsworth-Taylor, 319 7th Avenue S.E., Suite 103, P.O. Box 40953, Olympia, WA 98504-0953, phone (425) 441-8250, e-mail Juliet@cps.gmhb.wa.gov.
July 7, 2010
James J. McNamara
Chair, Rules Committee