PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: 1. Updating phone number and web site information, WAC 399-10-010. 2. Making eligible the costs of a public communications plan, WAC 399-30-030. 3. Providing that past management practices or actions of a loan applicant; i.e., late loan payments, defaults, negative audit findings, inability to complete projects within the time allowed by contract, etc., can be considered as factors when deciding on loan applications, WAC 399-30-040.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.155.040(4).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: 1. The board has recently changed its phone number and will be changing its Internet web site address in the near future. 2. Public works projects increasingly need a public communications plan to ensure that the public is adequately informed as to what will happen, when it will happen, and how to avoid construction-caused traffic delays or public health issues. 3. As the board's loan portfolio grows, it appears reasonable to be able to consider past management practices or actions of an applicant when determining whether or not to offer the applicant a financial assistance package.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Publish CR-101, accept any input and develop draft WAC for public input. Hold formal hearing; take final action as per direction of the Public Works Board.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Pete Butkus, Executive Director, Public Works Board, P.O. Box 48319, Olympia, WA 98504-8319, phone (360) 725-5003, fax (360) 664-3029.
October 5, 2000