WSR 23-04-106
[Filed February 1, 2023, 10:08 a.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 Amanda Hathaway if you have questions, or 360-789-0843.
Semi-Annual Rule-Making Agenda
January through June 2023
WAC Citation
Subject Matter/Purpose of Rule
Current Activity/Approximate Filing Date
EnergyEnergy Policy
Implement appliance standards and design requirements as enacted in HB 1619 (2022).
Currently, the policy team is reviewing public comment and preparing final rules for filing. Proposed timeline:
CR-103: File in early February.
Expedited adoption: March.
EnergyBuildings Unit
Implement clean buildings program expansion as enacted in SB 5722 (2022).
Proposed timeline:
CR-101: Filed in November 2022.
Workshops to be hosted early/mid 2023.
CR-102: Filed in August 2023.
CR-103: Filed in October 2023.
New chapter 399-080
To bring existing rules into conformance with recent legislative changes for the PWB broadband program.
After July 2022, if HB [ESHB] 1673/SB [SSB] 5580 are enacted. CR-102 filed 12/22 and effective 1/4 with an expected adoption date of 2/7/23 and CR-103 after 2/15/23.
365-190, 365-195, 365-196
Comprehensive update to GMA administrative rules.
Continued CR-102 with WSR 23-01-078. Earliest date of adoption is March 15, 2023.
365-196; add new chapter(s) to Title 365
To create new and bring existing rules related to housing into conformance with recent legislative changes.
Likely CR-101 in May-June 2023 with expectation to complete by end of 2023. Meeting scheduled after session to review housing-related legislation and the rule-making schedule.
New chapter to Title 365
Develop WAC related to audits for MFTE programs.
Expected to start the process in 2022, to complete in 2023.
LGDGMSUGAsRural Element
365-196-300 through 365-196-345 and 365-198-425
Urban growth area updates from recently enacted legislation (SB [ESSB] 5593 and SB [2ESSB] 5275), including rural element rules.
Expected to begin in July 2023.
Amanda Hathaway
Rules Coordinator