WSR 15-12-016
[Filed May 21, 2015, 3:37 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Growth management hearings board (GMHB) rules of practice and procedure, chapter 242-03 WAC.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 36.70A.270 (4), (7).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: 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 through twenty of its procedural rules should be reviewed and possibly revised.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The department of commerce and department of ecology assist local cities and counties in complying with requirements of the Growth Management Act and Shoreline Management Act. The GMHB will consult with each of the departments to identify rules that need clarification or revision and will consider their recommendations.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication: 1. Initial inquiries will be sent to the GMHB list of approximately two hundred stakeholders and practitioners, giving notice of the rule making and soliciting suggestions by a fixed date.
2. Notice and request for input will be posted on the GMHB web site. The web site will also post notice of board meetings at which proposed revisions will be discussed.
3. Proposed rule revisions will be circulated to the stakeholders and a public hearing will be convened prior to agency action.
May 21, 2015
Paulette Yorke
Administrative Manager