DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY
[Order 97-33--Filed September 24, 1997, 9:46 a.m.]
The Following Sections are Proposed for Expedited Repeal: Chapters 317-01, 317-02, and 317-03 WAC.
Rules Proposed for Expedited Repeal Meet the Following Criteria: Statute on which the rule was based has been repealed and has not been replaced by another statute providing statutory authority for the rule; and rule is no longer necessary because of changed circumstances.
Any person who objects to the repeal of the rule must file a written objection to the repeal within thirty days after publication of this preproposal statement of inquiry.
Address Your Objection to: Jerry Thielen, Rules Coordinator, Department of Ecology, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600.
Reason the Expedited Repeal of the Rule is Appropriate: Chapters 317-01 and 317-02 WAC are rules adopted by the Office of Marine Safety which merged into the Department of Ecology July 1, 1997. These rules describe the address and public records access procedures of the former agency. With the merger of the office into ecology, the rules are no longer necessary. Chapter 317-03 WAC are rules governing the appointment and functioning of four Regional Marine Safety Committees created by ESHB 1027, section 424, codified as RCW 88.46.110. In 1994, the Regional Marine Safety Committees were abolished and the enabling statute repealed by ESHB 2676 (section 871, chapter 9, Laws of 1994 sp.s. effective July 1, 1994).
September 17, 1997