WSR 17-04-100
[Filed February 1, 2017, 9:26 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: To create chapter 468-17 WAC for the small and veteran-owned business enforceable goals program.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 39.04.155, 39.04.162, 39.26.240, 43.19.725, 43.19.727, 43.60A.010, 43.60A.190, 43.60A.195, 43.60A.200, 43.60A.907, 47.01.101, 47.01.435, 47.28.030, 47.98.070, and 47.98.090.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Governor Inslee has published results Washington goals to increase contracting opportunities for small, minority, women, and veteran-owned businesses to contract with Washington state government. The Washington state department of transportation (WSDOT) is seeking to create a small and veteran-owned business enforceable goals program to increase small, minority, women and veteran-owned business participation through race-neutral measures.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Washington state office of minority and women's business enterprise[s], Washington state department of veteran's affairs, and the Washington state department of enterprise services. WSDOT will coordinate this effort through the governor's subcabinet on business diversity in which the aforementioned state agencies are members.
Process for Developing New Rule: Pilot rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. WSDOT welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact Jackie Bayne, Policy and Reporting Liaison, 310 Maple Park Avenue S.E., Olympia, WA 98504-7314, phone (360) 705-7084, fax (360) 705-6801, email At a later date, WSDOT will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone who requests a copy.
February 1, 2017
Kara Larsen, Director
Risk Management and Legal Services