WSR 10-05-061

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

HIGHER EDUCATION

FACILITIES AUTHORITY

[ Filed February 11, 2010, 3:01 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 253-02 WAC, revising operations and procedures pursuant to which the authority will conduct meetings. Chapter 253-16 WAC, updating procedures for preparation and processing of applications for authority assistance and amending fee section to eliminate references to specific fees.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.07.040(1).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The proposed rules (1) revise the authority's operations and procedures for conducting meetings to reflect current technology and changes in the RCW; and (2) streamline the authority's procedures for preparation and processing of applications for authority assistance and eliminate references to specific fees.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: The authority will hold a public hearing on or after May 11, 2010, regarding its proposed rules and will take written comments until the hearing date from persons interested in the development of rules concerning the authority's operations and procedures for conducting meetings, processing applications and charging fees. Comments received will be considered by the authority before the final rules are published pursuant to a formal notice.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by sending comments to Mr. Paul R. Edwards, Deputy Director, Washington Higher Education Facilities Authority, 1000 Second Avenue, Suite 2700, Seattle, WA 98104-1046, e-mail paul.r.edwards@wshfc.org.

February 11, 2010

Paul R. Edwards

Deputy Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office