PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Reconsideration hearings as described in the Administrative Procedure Act.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 9.46.070.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The proposed rule change, under authority of RCW 9.46.070, 9.46.140, and the Administrative Procedure Act (RCW 34.05.470), authorizes the director to schedule petitions for reconsideration before the commission. This proposed rule change also clarifies the process for petitioners.
Process for Developing New Rule: Interested parties can participate in the discussion of this proposed change by attending a commission meeting, or contacting the agency rules coordinator at the contact information below.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Rick Day, Deputy Director, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3446; Sharon Reese, Deputy Director, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3452; or Susan Arland, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3466, e-mail Susana@wsgc.wa.gov.
[Meetings on] October 13, 2006, at the Inn at Gig Harbor, 3211 56th Street N.W., Gig Harbor, WA 98335, (253) 851-5402; on November 17, 2006, at the DoubleTree Guest Suites, 16500 Southcenter Parkway, Seattle, WA 98188, (206) 575-8220; and on January 13, 2007, at the DoubleTree Guest Suites, 16500 Southcenter Parkway, Seattle, WA 98188, (206) 575-8220.
August 24, 2006