(1) If a competitor objects to the proposed standards, proposed amendments to existing standards, or initial committee, the competitor must provide timely and specific written objections. Objections shall be submitted to the department for WSATC consideration twenty calendar days prior to the regular quarterly WSATC meeting on a form provided by the department and approved by the WSATC.
(2) The department shall notify the petitioning program sponsor of objections no more than two business days after the department receives the objection.
(3) In accordance with WAC 296-05-007
, the WSATC may either adjudicate matter(s) itself or refer matter(s) to the office of administrative hearings for initial adjudication.
(a) If the WSATC decides to adjudicate all or part of the objections to the apprenticeship program standards, a hearing on the objections shall take place at the regular quarterly WSATC meeting or at a special WSATC meeting convened for purposes of hearing the objections. The department shall notify the competitor making the objections and the program sponsor that the objection is on the agenda for consideration and shall give its recommendation ten calendar days prior to the WSATC meeting.
(b) If the WSATC decides to refer all or part of the objections to the office of administrative hearings, the WSATC shall identify the specific matters on which the WSATC is requesting the office of administrative hearings provide findings and conclusions for the initial order.
(4) The department may attempt to facilitate a resolution to any objections during the process identified in this section.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 49.04 RCW and RCW 19.285.040. 11-11-002, § 296-05-008, filed 5/4/11, effective 7/25/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.04.010. 04-10-032, § 296-05-008, filed 4/28/04, effective 6/1/04.]