WSR 15-09-101
[Filed April 20, 2015, 12:51 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: More efficient, effective alternatives for resolving complaints that allege violations of chapter 42.17A RCW. The commission is considering establishing potential adjudication alternatives including, but not limited to, notices of correction, statements of understanding and deferrals. The commission may also update its brief enforcement hearings authority.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 42.17A.110.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: In order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its enforcement, the commission is considering alternatives to adjudicating complaints. The commission may adopt rules to establish alternative complaint resolution methods that could be used when issuing charges and holding enforcement hearings is an unnecessary or inefficient use of commission resources.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: At its May 28, 2015, meeting, the public disclosure commission will likely discuss the subject matter and possibly approve draft rule language.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Lori Anderson, P.O. Box 40908, 711 Capitol Way, Room 206, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail, phone (360) 664-2737, toll free 1-877-601-2828, fax (360) 753-1112.
April 20, 2015
Lori Anderson
Communications and
Training Officer