Effective Date of Rule: June 1, 2012.
Purpose: Currently, the executive director of the gorge commission must review a development review application for completeness within fourteen days after receiving it, and must issue a decision on a standard development review application within seventy-two days after accepting the application as complete and an expedited review application within thirty days. The rule changes those time periods into goals that the executive director will attempt to make. The rule also eliminates the requirement that the commission publish notices of development review applications in the local newspaper and send a notice to the local library. Finally, the rule incorporates changes to the management plan for the special management areas that the forest service provided to the commission in 2011 and the commission adopted without change.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending 350-81-020, 350-81-036, 350-81-038, 350-81-042, 350-81-054, 350-81-082, 350-81-190, 350-81-370, 350-81-550, 350-81-600, and 350-81-620.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.97.015.
Other Authority: ORS 196.150; 16 U.S.C. §§ 544d (c)(5)(A), 544e (c)(1), 544f(l).
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 11-21-002 on October 5, 2011.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 5, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 6, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 6, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: April 10, 2012.
Nancy A. Andring
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