WSR 13-08-047




[ Filed March 28, 2013, 3:51 p.m. , effective April 28, 2013 ]

Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: To inform the public of our office locations.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 10-04-020.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 34.12 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 13-03-077 on January 14, 2013.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: March 28, 2013.

Lorraine Lee

Chief Administrative Law Judge

AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-12-025, filed 5/29/08, effective 6/29/08)

WAC 10-04-020   Function -- Organization -- Offices.   The office of administrative hearings conducts impartial administrative hearings for state agencies and local governments pursuant to chapter 34.12 RCW. The office is under the direction of the chief administrative law judge.

Administrative law judges preside over hearings in adjudicative proceedings and issue initial or final orders, including findings of fact and conclusions of law.

The administrative office is located at 2420 Bristol Ct. SW, P.O. Box 42488, Olympia, Washington, 98504-2488. The office hours are 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday except legal holidays. Administrative law judges are assigned to field offices located in Olympia, Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, and Yakima. Each office is headed by an assistant deputy chief administrative law judge.

All written communications by parties pertaining to a particular case shall be filed with the field office, if any, assigned to the case, and otherwise with the chief administrative law judge or designee at the administrative office.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 34.12 RCW. 08-12-025, 10-04-020, filed 5/29/08, effective 6/29/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.12.030(6). 06-08-009, 10-04-020, filed 3/23/06, effective 4/23/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.020, 34.12.030 and 42.17.250. 99-20-115, 10-04-020, filed 10/6/99, effective 11/6/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.250 [(1)](a). 93-10-098, 10-04-020, filed 5/5/93, effective 6/5/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.250 and 34.05.220 (1)(b). 89-13-036 (Order 6), 10-04-020, filed 6/15/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.250 and 34.04.020. 85-22-032 (Order 4), 10-04-020, filed 10/31/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.04.020 and 47.17.250 - 47.17.320 [42.17.250 - 42.17.320]. 82-22-052 (Order 3), 10-04-020, filed 11/1/82.]

Reviser's note: The unnecessary underscoring in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

Reviser's note: RCW 34.05.395 requires the use of underlining and deletion marks to indicate amendments to existing rules. The rule published above varies from its predecessor in certain respects not indicated by the use of these markings.