WSR 19-03-170
[Filed January 23, 2019, 11:06 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is considering amending and consolidating its hearing rules into one chapter under Title 220 WAC.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Currently, the department provides the public certain administrative hearing rights based on agency actions and decisions that are described in numerous rules scattered within Title 220 WAC. To better inform the public and satisfy the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act under chapter 34.05 RCW, the department needs to consolidate and clarify its administrative hearing rules into one chapter.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
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 Scott Bird, P.O. Box 43200, Olympia, WA 98501-3200, phone 360-902-2403, fax 360-902-2155, email
January 23, 2019
Scott Bird
Rules Coordinator