WSR 14-03-048
[Filed January 9, 2014, 12:11 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending chapter 326-20 WAC, Certification.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 39.19.030, 39.19.120.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency is amending chapter 326-20 WAC [to] bring the rules up-to-date and to reflect current program needs. This WAC chapter has not been updated in ten years. Amendments to this chapter may change eligibility requirements for some individuals applying for state certification from the office of minority and women's business enterprises (OMWBE). In addition, housekeeping changes will be made such as WAC and RCW references.
Proposed amendments to this chapter are necessary to clarify the rules which determine whether an individual meets the requirements for state certification from OMWBE. Overall changes in organization and language are needed to reduce confusion for applicants. Amendments may also align eligibility requirements for the federal certification program.
Process for Developing New Rule: OMWBE welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, OWMBE [OMWBE] will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone who requests a copy.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Amanda Migchelbrink, Legal Director, P.O. Box 41160, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 664-9750, fax (360) 407-0955, e-mail
January 9, 2014
Amanda Migchelbrink
Legal Director