WSR 99-06-050

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION


[ Filed March 1, 1999, 4:16 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 390-12-255 Petitions for rule making, amendment or repeal--Form--Consideration--Disposition.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 42.17.370(1).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: In 1995, the Office of Financial Management (OFM) was directed by the legislature to adopt a uniform procedure and format for the public to use for petitioning state agencies to adopt, amend or repeal agency rules. The commission will likely consider amending its agency rule regarding rule-making petitions in order to incorporate OFM's action.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: This rule was examined as part of the agency's rule review process. That process includes input from stakeholders who are part of a Rules Review Advisory Committee.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Public Disclosure Commission Assistant Director, Vicki Rippie, P.O. Box 40908, 711 Capitol Way, Room 403, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 586-4838, fax (360) 753-1112, e-mail vrippie@pdc.wa.gov. A public hearing on any proposed change will likely occur on Tuesday, May 25, 1999. Public testimony will be welcome at that time, or written comments may be submitted by May 12, 1999, for consideration at the hearing.

March 1, 1999

Melissa Warheit

Executive Director

by Vicki Rippie

Washington State Code Reviser's Office