LAND USE HEARINGS OFFICE
[Filed September 24, 2019, 2:35 p.m., effective October 25, 2019]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: The board is a quasi-judicial body whose primary function is to conduct hearings. To facilitate the conduct of its hearings, the board has established rules of practice and procedure for its hearings. Occasionally the board needs to amend or update these rules, and that work is conducted at board meetings. Because this rule-making work is infrequent and irregular in nature, and administrative matters are handed [handled] by the environmental and land use hearings office, monthly board meetings are unnecessary and not an efficient use of state resources. The board is proposing to eliminate the portion of WAC 371-08-320(1) which establishes a regular monthly meeting schedule. Elimination of this rigid schedule will allow the board to schedule meetings only as needed.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 371-08-320(1).
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 19-15-083 on July 18, 2019.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: September 24, 2019.
Kay M. Brown
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 15-03-044, filed 1/14/15, effective 2/14/15)
WAC 371-08-320Board office hours and contact information.
(1) The administrative business of the board, except rule making, is performed by the environmental and land use hearings office. ((The board holds meetings at 10:00 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month))To the extent necessary for rule making or other matters, the board will hold special meetings at the address set forth below.
(2) The information included in this section is current at the time of rule adoption, but may change. Current information is available on the board's internet site at www.eluho.wa.gov.
(a) The board is housed at the Environmental and Land Use Hearings Office, 1111 Israel Road S.W., Tumwater, Washington 98501. The principal hearing room used by the board is located at the same address, although many hearings are held near the site of the dispute at issue.
(b) The mailing address of the board is:
Pollution Control Hearings Board
P.O. Box 40903
Olympia, WA 98504-0903
(c) The telephone number of the board is 360-664-9160. The fax number is 360-586-2253. The board's email address is email@example.com.
(3) The office hours of the environmental and land use hearings office are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for legal holidays.