WSR 14-19-122
[Filed September 17, 2014, 10:40 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 16-08 WAC, Practice and procedure.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.17.060 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department proposes to amend chapter 16-08 WAC to improve language clarity, to update the department's procedure for conducting brief adjudicative proceedings and to list additional actions that the department may review in a brief adjudicative proceeding.
Under RCW 34.05.482 of the Administrative Procedure Act, an agency may use a brief adjudicative proceeding if:
Use of those proceedings in the circumstance does not violate any provision of law;
The protection of the public interest does not require the agency to give notice and an opportunity to participate to persons other than the parties;
The matter is within a category the agency has identified by rule for use of a brief adjudicative proceeding; and
The issue and interests involved in the controversy do not warrant use of a formal adjudicative proceeding.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Affected stakeholders will 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.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Elizabeth McNagny, Program Manager, Administrative Regulations Program, Washington State Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560, phone (360) 902-1809, fax (360) 902-2092.
September 17, 2014
Julie D. Morgan
Chief of Staff