WSR 00-04-061

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF RETIREMENT SYSTEMS


[ Filed January 28, 2000, 2:18 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Department of Retirement Systems petitions and appeals processes under chapters 415-04 and 415-08 WAC, respectively.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.50.050.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Clarify petitions and appeals process rules in compliance with Executive Order 97-02.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: Because the department already has existing rules on this subject in place and the amendments do not change such subject matter, the department did not seek input on the preliminary draft prior to filing the CR-101. Copies of the draft rule will be circulated to interested parties for comment. Interested parties include those persons known to the department, such as state employees, and any other person who requests a copy and/or opportunity to comment.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Elyette M. Weinstein, Rules Coordinator, Legal/Legislative Services, Department of Retirement Systems, Mailstop 48380, P.O. Box 48380, Olympia, WA 98504-8380, phone (360) 664-7307, fax (360) 753-3166.

January 27, 2000

Elyette M. Weinstein

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office