WSR 20-02-097
[Filed December 30, 2019, 3:50 p.m.]
Following is the department of commerce semi-annual rules development agenda for publication in the Washington State Register, pursuant to RCW 34.05.314. There may be additional rule-making activity not on the agenda as conditions warrant.
Please contact Sarah Coggins if you have questions, or 360-725-2817.
Semi-Annual Rule-Making Agenda
January through June 2020
WAC Citation
Subject Matter/
Purpose of Rule
Current Activity/
Approximate Filing Date
New chapter in Title 365 WAC
Adopt rules to support recent legislation which authorizes local governments to, in certain cases, generate revenue for affordable and supportive housing through implementation of a local sales tax that can be credited against the state sales tax with reporting due to commerce.
CR-102 filed December 17, 2019.
Public comment deadline February 7, 2020.
WAC 194-37-130
Commerce may adopt rules to update Energy Independence Act rules to reflect new eligibility of federally owned hydropower to meet renewable targets, starting in 2020.
CR-101 filed June 27, 2019.
Chapter 365-220 WAC
Adopt rules for the developmental disability endowment trust fund to clarify when state match and earnings on the match will be retained by the program when an account closes.
CR-103 filed December 18, 2019.
Chapter 194-24 WAC
Commerce may adopt rules to update existing appliance efficiency rules that are out of date. 2019 legislation added new products. Water heater interpretation and effective date are likely topics.
CR-102 filed November 6, 2019.
Title 399 WAC
Commerce may adopt rules with the public works board to assist with implementation of the newly legislated broadband program.
CR-101 filed July 19, 2019.
Title 399 WAC
Commerce may adopt rules to align current public works board rules with current program practices.
CR-102 filed December 17, 2019.
Title 133 WAC
Commerce may adopt rules with the community economic revitalization board to update existing WAC.
CR-101 filed December 17, 2019.
Possible new chapter and/or section
Commerce may adopt rules to establish energy performance standards for buildings to support 2019 legislation.
CR-101 filed August 15, 2019.
Possible new chapters and/or sections
Commerce may adopt rules to implement the 2019 Clean Energy Transformation Act. This may be one or more rule-making activities.
CR-103 filed December 30, 2019.
Sarah Coggins
Rules Coordinator