WSR 05-15-123

EXPEDITED RULES

BOARD OF TAX APPEALS


[ Filed July 18, 2005, 2:47 p.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 456-09-150 Meetings of the board, 456-09-360 Intervention, and 456-09-630 Prehearing conference -- Purpose.

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 Anne Solwick, Board of Tax Appeals, P.O. Box 40915, Olympia, WA 98504-0915, fax (360) 586-9020 , AND RECEIVED BY September 19, 2005.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The purpose of this proposal is to repeal three duplicative provisions of chapter 456-09 WAC, the rules of practice and procedure before the board. The anticipated result is a reduction in confusion.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: On June 21, 2005, the board adopted amendments to chapters 456-09 and 456-10 WAC. A total of sixty-two WAC sections were amended, fifteen new sections were added, and fifty-three were repealed. In the course of making these significant changes, through drafter error the three sections noted above were redrafted and renumbered; however, the old provisions were not repealed. As a result, for each of the three new provisions the three old remain in the WAC.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 82.03.170.

Statute Being Implemented: Not applicable.

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

Name of Proponent: The Board of Tax Appeals, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Anne Solwick, 910 5th Avenue S.E., (360) 753-5446; and Enforcement: Georgia Gardner, Chair, 910 5th Avenue S.E., (360) 753-5446.

July 18, 2005

Anne N. Solwick

Executive Director

OTS-8218.1


REPEALER

     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
WAC 456-09-150 Meetings of the board.
WAC 456-09-360 Intervention.
WAC 456-09-630 Prehearing conference -- Purpose.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office