PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
LIQUOR AND CANNABIS
[Filed February 2, 2022, 12:32 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The Washington state liquor and cannabis board (WSLCB) is considering amending rule sections in Title 314 WAC as may be required to allow WSLCB to serve certain notices electronically. WSLCB is also considering amending rules in these chapters to allow WSLCB to accept documents related to license applications and appeals through electronic submission.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 66.08.030
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rules on this subject are needed to allow WSLCB to streamline business and adjudicative processes and improve efficiency by establishing in rule the ability to serve certain notices electronically, and to allow acceptance of documents submitted electronically to WSLCB by licensees and license applicants.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: WSCLB will coordinate rule making and business processes as needed with the office of administrative hearings.
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 by contacting Robert DeSpain, Policy and Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 43080, Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-664-1758, fax 360-664-9689, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.lcb.wa.gov; or Jeff Kildahl, Policy and Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 43080, Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-664-1781, fax 360-664-9689, email email@example.com, website www.lcb.wa.gov.
Additional comments: Interested persons can participate in the rule[-making] process through open public meetings and by submitting written comments, and are encouraged to sign up for the interested parties list (GovDelivery) at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/WALCB/subscriber/new. Rule-making notices and stakeholder engagement opportunities will be emailed via GovDelivery and posted to WSLCB website at lcb.wa.gov.
February 2, 2022