WSR 02-05-060



[ Filed February 15, 2002, 3:02 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 180-79A-250 Initial/residency and continuing/professional certificates -- Renewal, reinstatement, and continuing education requirements.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.410.010.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This proposed amendment clarifies the time period for renewal credits for the professional certificate, distinguishing between an expired and unexpired certificate the time of renewal.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by sending written comments to Rules Coordinator, State Board of Education, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, fax (360) 586-2357, TTY (360) 664-3631. For telephone assistance contact Larry Davis at (360) 725-6024.

February 14, 2002

Larry Davis

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office