WSR 17-11-063
[Filed May 16, 2017, 3:21 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Title 30 WAC, implementation of SHB 1183 Creative Districts, passed in the regular 2017 session, establishes the Washington state arts commission as the authority to grant certification to local governments and other appropriate entities wishing to establish a state certified creative district.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.46.055 and SHB 1183, Section (5).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This is a new statewide creative districts program. New rules are needed to give guidance to local governments and other appropriate entities wishing to create a state-certified creative district. Rules will include language on criteria; definitions; requirements; processes for review of applications and revocation; grants or incentives processes and any additional processes identified during public rules writing workshops.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Collaborative rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. The agency welcomes the public to take part in developing these rules. If interested, please contact Terry J. West, Deputy Director, Washington State Arts Commission, P.O. Box 42675, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 586-5350, fax (360) 586-5351 or email The arts commission will hold rules writing workshops at several locations this summer. Announcements about dates and locations will be made on the agency web site at and through the agency distribution list.
May 10, 2017
Karen Hanan
Executive Director