WSR 14-03-036
[Filed January 8, 2014, 1:03 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 4-30-140 What are the authority, structure, and processes for investigations and sanctions?
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.04.045 (7) and (8), 18.04.055, 18.04.295, 18.04.350(6).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rule making is needed to expand the authority, structure, and processes for investigations and sanctions to include the determination of a case, the detailed process of an investigation, and guidelines used for sanctioning. The changes will incorporate the provisions of Board Policy 2004-1.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Richard C. Sweeney, Executive Director, Washington State Board of Accountancy, P.O. Box 9131, Olympia, WA 98507-9131, phone (360) 586-0163, fax (360) 664-9190, e-mail
January 8, 2014
Richard C. Sweeney, CPA
Executive Director