WSR 09-18-002

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE


[ Filed August 19, 2009, 6:21 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Determination if a project meets the standard to be designated a project of statewide significance.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.157.030.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: By legislative mandate, establish criteria to determine whether or not a development project will provide significant economic benefit to the local or state economy, or both, that the project is aligned with the state's comprehensive plan for economic development, and will not prevent equal consideration of all categories of proposals under RCW 43.157.010.

Process for Developing New Rule: Following regular rule-making process.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Matthew Ojennus, P.O. Box 42525, Olympia, WA 98504-2525, matthew.ojennus@commerce.wa.gov, (360) 725-4047, fax (360) 586-0873. Commerce will host a public meeting seeking input. Likely participants include local governments and private business representatives, and the general public. Persons interested in providing input may attend the meeting; provide information via e-mail or other printed submission. Contact commerce to be added to interested party list.

July 22, 2009

Marie Sullivan

Director of

Government Relations

Washington State Code Reviser's Office