WSR 17-07-115
[Filed March 21, 2017, 2:41 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 392-343-515 Modernization or new-in-lieu of modernization priority elements, 392-343-535 Existing building conditionEvaluation, 392-344-085 Construction and other documentsSubmittal, and 392-347-023 State funding assistance in post 1993 buildings.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.525.020 Duties of superintendent of public instruction.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The office of superintendent of public instruction (OSPI) is considering amending school construction assistance program rules to replace references to the building condition evaluation form (BCEF) with the building condition assessment (BCA). The BCA was adopted by OSPI in 2009-2010 as the building condition assessment tool for the purposes of completing study and surveys and complying with asset preservation program requirements for school facilities. Historically, the BCEF has been used for the sole purpose of assessing the condition of school facilities as part of the required prioritization for state funding. This amendment would adopt the BCA condition assessment tool as the only tool used whenever a building condition assessment is required to comply with any OSPI requirement such as prioritization.
Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended, or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Scott Black, Program Development Manager, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, fax (360) 586-3946, email, phone (360) 725-6268.
March 21, 2017
Chris P. S. Reykdal
Superintendent of
Public Instruction