WSR 00-10-060



[ Filed April 28, 2000, 2:24 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 99-06-078.

Title of Rule: WAC 180-29-085 Construction and other documents -- Submittal.

Purpose: To delete requirement for microfilm of construction documents due to industry change from microfilm to electronic storage and copying of documents.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.525.020.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Larry Davis, State Board of Education, Olympia, (360) 753-6715.

Name of Proponent: State Board of Education, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: The current rule requires a microfilm copy of construction plans and specifications to be provided to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). The industry is moving away from microfilm to internet access and computer disk storage.

The change to the rule will allow OSPI to require copies of documents to be provided in an electronic format. The new process will be faster and cheaper than the microfilm process.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: Construction documents would be submitted to OSPI in an electronic format instead of microfilm.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not applicable.

Hearing Location: Seattle Christian Schools, 18301 Military Road South, SeaTac, WA 98188, on June 8, 2000, at 8 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Patty Martin, TDD (360) 664-3631, or (360) 753-6715.

Submit Written Comments to: Rules Coordinator, State Board of Education, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504-7206, fax (360) 586-2357, by May 30, 2000.

Date of Intended Adoption: August 25, 2000.

April 20, 2000

Larry Davis

Executive Director


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-24-126, filed 12/1/99, effective 1/1/00)

WAC 180-29-085
Construction and other documents -- Submittal.

(1) For the purpose of determining that the provisions set forth in chapters 180-25 through 180-29 WAC have been complied with prior to the opening of bids of any project to be financed with state moneys, the school district shall have on file with the superintendent of public instruction the following:

(a) One ((microfilm)) copy of the construction documents forwarded by others;

(b) Cost estimate of construction on a form approved by the superintendent of public instruction, completed and signed by the architect-engineer;

(c) Signed copy or photocopy of letters of approval by other governmental agencies in accordance with WAC 180-29-090;

(d) Area analysis on a form approved by the superintendent of public instruction in accordance with chapter 180-27 WAC;

(e) Complete listing of construction special inspections and/or testing to be performed by independent sources that are included in the project pursuant to WAC 180-27-100;

(f) One copy of the value engineering and constructability review reports as accepted by the school district board of directors. The reports shall include the following:

(i) A brief description of the original design;

(ii) A brief description of the value engineering or constructability review methodology used;

(iii) The areas analyzed;

(iv) The design alternatives proposed;

(v) The cost changes proposed;

(vi) The alternates accepted; and

(vii) A brief statement explaining why each alternate not accepted was rejected;

(g) Completed Building Condition Evaluation Forms (BCEF) as required by WAC 180-27-535 for every school facility in the district.

(2) If the above documents reflect an increase in square foot size from the application approved by the state board of education as per WAC 180-29-030 which will result in an increase in state support, a new application must be submitted to the state board of education.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.525.020. 99-24-126, 180-29-085, filed 12/1/99, effective 1/1/00; 98-19-141, 180-29-085, filed 9/23/98, effective 10/24/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.525.020 and 1992 c 233 24(8). 92-16-058, 180-29-085, filed 8/3/92, effective 9/3/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.47.830. 83-21-067 (Order 12-83), 180-29-085, filed 10/17/83.]

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