WSR 05-10-033

EXPEDITED RULES

SECRETARY OF STATE


[ Filed April 28, 2005, 9:02 a.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 434-04-017 Description of seal for use on state flags.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Steve Excell, Assistant Secretary of State, Office of the Secretary of State, P.O. Box 40220, Olympia, WA 98504-0220 , AND RECEIVED BY July 6, 2005.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The Washington state flag contract provided by private vendors to the Department of General Administration has expired. General administration needs the new WAC in order to provide vendors, bidding on the contract to manufacture the Washington state flag, with the most accurate specifications and color numbers.

The permanent implementation of the amendments will clarify the colors used, and the proportional dimensions of the state seal in relation to the flag background dimensions.

Additionally, industry standard color specifications and manufacturing practices will ensure the state flag will meet consistent quality standards.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: (1) Standardizing the state seal placement and proportional size will result in uniformity in the product manufactured.

(2) Defining the colors to be used and the method of application will enable flag manufacturers to enter the bidding process with well defined criteria and ultimately deliver a product consistent with the WAC.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.04.040.

Statute Being Implemented: WAC 434-04-017.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Office of the Secretary of State, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Steve Excell, Legislative Building, P.O. Box 40220, Olympia, WA 98504-0220, (360) 902-4155.

April 26, 2005

Steve Excell

Assistant Secretary of State

OTS-7811.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 89-20-031, filed 9/29/89, effective 10/30/89)

WAC 434-04-017   Description of seal for use on state flags.   (1) Each flag shall have official identical seals, one on each side of the flag, and so placed that the center of each seal shall be centered on each side of the flag. The seal may have a serrated edge;

(2) The size of the seal to be used shall be in proportion to the size of the flag as follows:

((Flag Size:
Diameter of State Seal:
3' x 5' . . . . . . . . . . . . 19"
4' x 6' . . . . . . . . . . . . 25"
5' x 8' . . . . . . . . . . . . 31"))

Flag Size Diameter of State Seal:
3' x 5' 19"
4' x 6' 25"
5' x 8' 31"

In all the other instances, the ratio of the seal diameter to the length of the flag shall be 1:3; and the ratio of the flag height to flag width shall be 1:1.6;

(3) The following color references for textiles are by cable number ((are those colors)) in the Standard Color ((Card)) Reference of America, ((Ninth)) Tenth Edition (((second issue))) of The ((Textile)) Color ((Card)) Association of the United States, Inc., New York, New York((:

(a) Flag background - Irish green, cable #70, 168;

(b) State seal background - Oriental blue, cable #70, 209;

(c) State seal (portrait, lettering, outer and inner rings) - black;

(d) Gold used in state seal and fringe (if any) - nugget gold, cable #70, 215;

(e) Face of George Washington - PMS - 169 (flesh tint).

(4) All colors shall be of colorfast washable dyes.))


Flag Color Cable Color (Textile) Pantone Color (Process CMYK Printing)
Flag Background Irish Green 80210 PMS DS-268-1
State Seal Background Oriental Blue 80176 PMS DS-226-3
State Seal (portrait, lettering, outer and inner rings) Black PMS Process Black
State Seal Gold Spanish Yellow 80068 PMS DS-5-4
Fringe (if any) Gold Spanish Yellow 80068 PMS DS-5-4
George Washington's Face Eggshell 80004 PMS DS-5-9

(4) All textile colors shall be of colorfast washable dyes;

(5) The flag may be flown or displayed in its entirety as described herein; the state seal shall not be expropriated from the flag for any other use and such expropriation is regulated by the statutes (chapter 43.04 RCW) and administrative rules (chapter 434-04 WAC) governing the use of the Washington state seal.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.04.040(4). 89-20-031, 434-04-017, filed 9/29/89, effective 10/30/89.]

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