WSR 13-03-115




[ Filed January 18, 2013, 11:40 a.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: Managing state print operations.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.19.742.

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department of enterprise services is required by RCW 43.19.742 which states in part: "... the department shall establish rules and guidelines for all agencies to use in managing their printing operations, including both agency-based printing and those jobs that require the services of a print shop... "

     In addition, these rules are needed in order to implement managed print strategies to track, manage, and reduce agency-based printing.

     Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: There are no other federal and state agencies that regulate this subject.

     Process for Developing New Rule: Department staff will discuss any proposed rules with affected stakeholders. Anyone interested will also have an opportunity to submit written comments on the proposed rules during the public comment period and will be able to present oral testimony at the public hearing. The public is 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 by contacting Jack Zeigler, Policy and Rules Manager, phone (360) 407-9209, e-mail, written comments on-line

     Information will be posted on the agency web site at and interested parties can participate in the development of the proposed rule before publication. You can identify yourself as an interested party by sending an e-mail to with your contact information and typing "Interested party - print management rule making" in the subject line.

January 18, 2013

Jack Zeigler

Policy and Rules Manager