WSR 02-20-026

PERMANENT RULES

TOBACCO SETTLEMENT AUTHORITY


[ Filed September 23, 2002, 1:19 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: September 18, 2002.

Purpose: Environmental policy, the rule assists the authority in complying with the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA).

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.340.030 [(1)](h).

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 02-13-094 on June 18, 2002.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

September 18, 2002

Paul Edwards

Deputy Director

Chapter 465-30 WAC

Environmental policy
NEW SECTION
WAC 465-30-010   Environmental policy.   (1) The authority recognizes its responsibilities to adopt rules pertaining to the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). The authority has reviewed SEPA and its own operations. The authority concludes that all actions that the authority is authorized to undertake under chapter 365, Laws of 2002 are exempt from SEPA pursuant to WAC 197-11-904(4). The authority is an administrative agency created to issue bonds securitizing revenues from the master settlement agreement between the state and tobacco product manufacturers. The authority's operations will consist of activities in support of and related to this bond issuance responsibility. The issuance of bonds and activities with respect to related financing agreements and approvals constitute administrative, fiscal or personnel activities exempt under WAC 197-11-800 (15)(d).

(2) In accordance with WAC 197-11-904(4), the authority adopts this statement regarding the adoption of rules in compliance with SEPA.

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