WSR 13-03-077

EXPEDITED RULES

OFFICE OF

ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS

[ Filed January 14, 2013, 3:21 p.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Office of administrative hearings function -- Organization -- Offices.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Jane L. Habegger, Office of Administrative Hearings, P.O. Box 42489, Olympia, WA 98504-2489 , AND RECEIVED BY March 25, 2013.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Adds our Tacoma office to the list of our agency field offices.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: To inform the public of our office locations.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 34.12.030(6).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 34.12.010.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Lorraine Lee, chief administrative law judge, public and governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Jane L. Habegger, 2420 Bristol Court S.W., Olympia, WA 98504-2489, (360) 407-2756; Implementation and Enforcement: Lorraine Lee, 2420 Bristol Court S.W., Olympia, WA 98504-2488, (360) 407-2710.

January 14, 2013

Lorraine Lee

Chief Administrative

Law Judge


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-12-025, filed 5/29/08, effective 6/29/08)

WAC 10-04-020   Function -- Organization -- Offices.   The office of administrative hearings conducts impartial administrative hearings for state agencies and local governments pursuant to chapter 34.12 RCW. The office is under the direction of the chief administrative law judge.

Administrative law judges preside over hearings in adjudicative proceedings and issue initial or final orders, including findings of fact and conclusions of law.

The administrative office is located at 2420 Bristol Ct. SW, P.O. Box 42488, Olympia, Washington, 98504-2488. The office hours are 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday except legal holidays. Administrative law judges are assigned to field offices located in Olympia, Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, and Yakima. Each office is headed by an assistant deputy chief administrative law judge.

All written communications by parties pertaining to a particular case shall be filed with the field office, if any, assigned to the case, and otherwise with the chief administrative law judge or designee at the administrative office.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 34.12 RCW. 08-12-025, 10-04-020, filed 5/29/08, effective 6/29/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.12.030(6). 06-08-009, 10-04-020, filed 3/23/06, effective 4/23/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.020, 34.12.030 and 42.17.250. 99-20-115, 10-04-020, filed 10/6/99, effective 11/6/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.250 [(1)](a). 93-10-098, 10-04-020, filed 5/5/93, effective 6/5/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.250 and 34.05.220 (1)(b). 89-13-036 (Order 6), 10-04-020, filed 6/15/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.250 and 34.04.020. 85-22-032 (Order 4), 10-04-020, filed 10/31/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.04.020 and 47.17.250 - 47.17.320 [42.17.250 - 42.17.320]. 82-22-052 (Order 3), 10-04-020, filed 11/1/82.]

Reviser's note: RCW 34.05.395 requires the use of underlining and deletion marks to indicate amendments to existing rules. The rule published above varies from its predecessor in certain respects not indicated by the use of these markings.

Reviser's note: The unnecessary underscoring in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.