WSR 15-02-004
[Filed December 24, 2014, 1:35 p.m.]
Rule-Making Agenda
January 1 through June 30, 2015
This is the environmental and land use hearing's office (ELUHO) rule-making agenda for publication in the Washington State Register pursuant to RCW 34.05.314. There may be additional rule-making activity not on the agenda as conditions warrant.
If you have questions about this rule-making agenda, please contact Kay Brown, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 40903, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail
Current Rule Making: The pollution control hearings board (PCHB) and the shorelines hearings board (SHB) are in the process of amending both boards' procedural rules. See WSR 14-24-044. One purpose of the amendments is to allow the boards to routinely accept electronic filing for both filings of the initial petition for review and other types of filings. Another purpose specifically of the amendments to WAC 371-08-315 is to update the existing rule to reflect additional types of appeals over which the legislature has given the PCHB jurisdiction. Additional amendments reflect general clean up and modernization of the rules. The public hearing on these proposed amendments is scheduled for January 7, 2015. It is anticipated that the boards will adopt the amendments at its [their] meeting on January 13, 2015.
The growth management hearings board (GMHB) has no current rule making in process.
Anticipated Rule Making: Once the current rule making is completed, the PCHB and the SHB do not have any additional rule making planned.
The GMHB strategic plan calls for review and update of the board's rules of practice and procedure, chapter 242-03 WAC, beginning second quarter of 2015. The GMHB significantly rewrote these rules in 2011 to implement a legislative reorganization. The purpose of the anticipated 2015 rule making is to identify any rules that need correction or clarification since the 2011 update, in light of court rulings, practitioner questions, advances in electronic communications, and the like. The GMHB anticipates perhaps twelve to twenty of its procedural rules should be reviewed and possibly revised.
December 24, 2014
Kay M. Brown
Rules Coordinator