WSR 06-02-035




[ Filed December 28, 2005, 3:57 p.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 415-02 WAC, General provisions.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.50.050(5).

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Amendments are needed to incorporate provisions for the public safety employees retirement system, chapter 41.37 RCW, which will be effective July 1, 2006. Other changes will be made for clarity and to address comments that were received in response to routine rule reviews.

     Process for Developing New Rule: The department of retirement systems (DRS) will develop the draft rule(s) with the assistance of the attorney general's office. The public is invited and encouraged to participate, as described below.

     Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. DRS encourages your active participation in the rule-making process. After the rule(s) is drafted, DRS will file a copy with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. The notice will include the time and date of a public rules hearing. DRS will send a copy of the notice and the proposed rule(s) to everyone currently on the mailing list and anyone else who requests a copy. To request a copy or for more information on how to participate, please contact Leslie Saeger, Rules and Contracts Coordinator, Department of Retirement Systems, P.O. Box 48380, Olympia, WA 98504-8380, voice (360) 664-7291, TTY (360) 586-5450, fax (360) 753-3166, e-mail

December 23, 2005

Leslie Saeger

Rules Coordinator