(1) Under RCW 34.05.320
, notice of proposed rule making must be published in the Washington State Register
at least twenty days before the agency may hold a hearing on the proposal. The Washington State Register
is distributed on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. If a distribution date falls on a state holiday as determined by RCW 1.16.050
, the distribution date of that Washington State Register
will be delayed until Thursday.
(2) In counting the twenty-day notice period, consider the distribution date of the pertinent Washington State Register
as day twenty; count down to day zero to find the first day on which a hearing may be held; cf. RCW 1.12.040
and State ex rel. Earley v. Batchelor
, 15 Wn.2d 149 (1942).
(3) The schedule of closing dates on page 2 of each Washington State Register
applies this section and WAC 1-21-040
to the current year. In case of a discrepancy between the WAC rules and the schedule, the rules have priority.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 1.08.110, 34.05.385, 1.08.001, and Executive Order 97-2. 06-16-019, § 1-21-030, filed 7/24/06, effective 8/24/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.385 and 34.08.030. 89-12-028 (Order 89-1), § 1-21-030, filed 5/31/89.]