PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Administrative hearings.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 9.46.070.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To specify by agency rule the procedure for requesting reconsideration of an initial order issued by an administrative law judge (ALJ) to the ALJ regarding clarification, technical changes and patent errors, without the need for a motion for review to the commission.
Process for Developing New Rule: Interested parties can participate in the discussion of this proposed change by attending a commission meeting, or contacting the agency rules coordinator at the contact information below.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Susan Arland, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3466, e-mail Susana@wsgc.wa.gov, fax (360) 486-3625.
[Meetings on] October 14 or 15, 2010, at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 303 West North River Drive, Spokane, WA 99201, (509) 326-8000; and on November 18 or 19, 2010, at the Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, (360) 491-0857.
September 1, 2010