WSR 00-04-027

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE


[ Filed January 24, 2000, 3:34 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 458-20-13501 Timber harvest operations.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 82.32.300.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Information regarding the tax-reporting responsibilities of persons engaging in activities associated with timber harvest operations is currently found in multiple documents (WACs and ETAs) issued by the Department of Revenue. The department is considering adopting a new rule to incorporate this tax-reporting information into a single document. This will allow the department to address the broad range of issues pertinent to timber harvest operations in a more comprehensive document, rather than relying on a mix of rules and advisories.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: Modified negotiated rule making.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Written comments may be submitted by mail, fax, or at the public meeting, which will be held in conjunction with the public hearing for WAC 458-20-135, 458-20-136, and 458-20-13601. Oral comments will be accepted at the public meeting. Written comments may be directed to Alan R. Lynn, Legislation and Policy, P.O. Box 47467, Olympia, WA 98504-7467, fax (360) 664-0693, e-mail alanl@dor.wa.gov.

Location and Date of Public Meeting: March 8, 2000, at 9:30 a.m., General Administration Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room #207, 210 West 11th and Columbia Streets, Olympia, WA.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Ginny Dale no later than ten days before the hearing date, TDD 1-800-451-7985 or (360) 586-0721.

January 24, 2000

Claire Hesselholt

Rules Manager

Legislation and Policy Division

Washington State Code Reviser's Office