WSR 15-19-162
[Filed September 23, 2015, 10:17 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The use of unmanned aircraft systems on the Olympia capitol campus, satellite campuses in Lacey and Tumwater, and other department of enterprise services (DES) owned properties.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.19.125.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: These rules are necessary for the health and safety of those using the Olympia capitol campus, satellite campuses in Lacey and Tumwater, and other DES-owned properties.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulates this subject. The FAA has been asked to assist DES in developing this rule.
Process for Developing New Rule: DES staff will hold a series of workshops in order to develop a proposed rule with anyone interested. An opportunity will be provided for anyone to submit written comments on the proposed rules during the public comment period and present oral testimony at the public hearings. The public is encouraged to participate, as described below.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jack Zeigler, Policy and Rules Manager, phone (360) 407-9209, e-mail, written comments online at Anyone interested can participate in the development of the proposed rule before publication. Detailed information about the rule making will be posted on the agency rule-making web site In addition, you can identify yourself as an interested party by sending an e-mail to with your contact information and typing "Interested party – unmanned aircraft systems rulemaking" in the subject line.
September 23, 2015
Jack Zeigler
Policy and Rules Manager