ENVIRONMENTAL HEARINGS OFFICE
[Filed May 22, 1997, 4:36 p.m.]
Date of Adoption: May 22, 1997.
Purpose: To conform chapter 461-08 WAC to SHB 1314.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 461-08-310.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: SHB 1314, chapter 43.21B RCW.
Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that state or federal law or federal rule or a federal deadline for state receipt of federal funds requires immediate adoption of a rule.
Reasons for this Finding: SHB 1314 excluded Saturdays from the computation of the appeal period if the appeal deadline falls on a Saturday.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.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: Immediately.
May 22, 1997
Administrative Appeals Judge
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 96-17-017, filed 8/12/96, effective
WAC 461-08-310 Computation of time. (1) In computing any period of time prescribed or allowed by these rules or applicable statute, the day of the act after which the designated period of time begins to run is not to be included. The time within which any act shall be done, as provided by these rules, shall be computed by excluding the first day and including the last, unless the last day is a Saturday, Sunday or a legal holiday, and then it is excluded and the next succeeding day which is neither a Saturday, Sunday nor a legal holiday is included. When the period of time prescribed or allowed is less than seven days, intermediate Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays shall be excluded in the computation.
(2) This section also pertains to the period for filing with the
board any petition for review, petition for rule making, petition for
declaratory ruling or any other adjudication which this chapter
[Statutory Authority: RCW 90.58.175 and Den Beste v. Washington, No. 13967-1-III (Div. III, April 18, 1996). 96-17-017, 461-08-310, filed 8/12/96, effective 9/12/96.]