(1) Any person may petition the insurance commissioner requesting the adoption, amendment, or repeal of any rule using the procedures set forth in RCW 34.05.330
. The petition must be in writing, dated, and signed by the petitioner. In addition to the information listed in RCW 34.05.330
(3), each petition must include the following information:
(a) The name and address of the person requesting the action, and, if relevant, the background and identity of the petitioner and the interest of the petitioner in the subject matter of the rule;
(b) The full text of any proposed new or amendatory rule and the citation and caption of any existing rule to be amended or repealed;
(c) A narrative explaining the purpose and scope of any proposed new or amendatory rule including a statement generally describing the statutory authority relied upon by the petitioner, how the rule is to be implemented, the reasons for the proposed action, accompanied by necessary or pertinent data in support of the new rule or amendment; and
(d) Statements from other persons in support of the action petitioned are encouraged, if they help the OIC to understand why the new rule or amendment is needed.
(2) For information concerning the subjects of rules being proposed, or to request paper copies of rules or copies of materials presented to the commissioner during the rule-making process, members of the public may contact the agency's rules coordinator. The name, address, and phone number of the rules coordinator are available on the OIC web site and are published at least annually in the Washington State Register. Complete information regarding all rules being proposed is available on the OIC web site www.insurance.wa.gov.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060
. WSR 12-11-022 (Matter No. R 2012-01), § 284-02-100, filed 5/7/12, effective 6/7/12; WSR 07-01-048 (Matter No. R 2003-09), § 284-02-100, filed 12/14/06, effective 1/14/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060
(1)(b). WSR 96-09-038 (Matter No. R 96-3), § 284-02-100, filed 4/10/96, effective 5/11/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060
(3)(a). WSR 88-23-079 (Order R 88-10), § 284-02-100, filed 11/18/88.]