WSR 17-09-096
[Filed April 19, 2017, 11:23 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Update language in WAC 220-220-240; update language regarding companions with disabilities in WAC 220-413-140; remove disability language subsection (5) in WAC 220-310-150; move WAC 220-220-240 to 220-305-120; move WAC 220-413-130 [220-413-150] to 220-200-160; and move WAC 220-413-130 to 220-200-170.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.055, 77.12.047, 77.32.237, 77.32.238, and 77.32.400.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: It is necessary to make changes to language related to people with disabilities in order to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title II and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Moving WAC sections is required to better streamline and clarify ADA rules for the public.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Washington department of fish and wildlife (WDFW) works with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Department of Interior (Civil Rights Division), and the Department of Justice on ADA compliance. WDFW will share draft language and coordinate with these agencies as needed through the WDFW ADA program.
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 by contacting Dolores Noyes, ADA Program Manager, email, or Sam Taylor, Risk Manager, email, at WDFW, P.O. Box 43139, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 902-2349, fax (360) 902-2392.
April 19, 2017
Scott Bird
Rules Coordinator