WSR 11-02-061

AGENDA

ENVIRONMENTAL HEARINGS OFFICE


[ Filed January 4, 2011, 11:52 a.m. ]


Rule-Making Agenda

January 1 through June 30, 2011



This is the environmental hearing's office (EHO) rule-making 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.

If you have questions about this rule-making agenda, please contact Kay Brown, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 40903, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail KayB@eho.wa.gov.

Current Rule Making: The EHO has no rule making ongoing at this time.

Anticipated Rule Making:

1. Due to the Governor's Executive Order 10-06 Suspending Non-Critical Rule Making, the EHO on behalf of the pollution control hearings board has decided to postpone addressing the question of the appropriate standards and process for issuance of temporary suspensions or discontinuances in forest practices appeals through rule making. WAC 223-08-087 will remain in effect in the interim and will control the issuance of temporary suspensions or discontinuances in forest practices appeals.

2. During the next six months, the EHO anticipates repealing chapter 461-12 WAC, which is a chapter of obsolete and redundant procedural rules for the shorelines hearings board. The EHO also anticipates amending chapters 371-08 and 461-08 WAC to reflect the EHO's change of physical location.

3. Pursuant to 2010 Wash. Laws, chapter 210 the EHO is anticipating its change to the environmental and land use hearings office and the addition of the growth management hearings board effective July 1, 2011. The consolidation will likely require some minor rule amendments to chapters 371-08 and 461-08 WAC to reflect the office's new name, and to reduce redundancy with the growth board rules found in TITLE 242 WAC.

January 4, 2011

Kay M. Brown

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office