Date and manner of submitting the notice of appeal.
(1) The date of submitting a notice of appeal shall be the date of actual receipt by the board at its Olympia office if the appeal is hand delivered. The board's date stamp placed thereon shall be evidence of the date of receipt. If the notice of appeal is mailed, the postmark will control and shall be evidence of the date of submission.
(2) All documents may be submitted with the board via fax machine or electronic mail transmission. However, the submission will not be deemed complete and the board will not acknowledge receipt of the notice of appeal as provided in WAC 456-09-300
unless the following procedures are strictly observed:
(a) Documents received by fax machine or electronic mail will be stamped "received" by the board between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays. Any transmission not completed before 5:00 p.m. will be stamped "received" on the following business day. The date and time indicated by the board's fax machine or computer shall be evidence of the date and time of receipt of transmission.
(b) The original notice of appeal must be mailed and postmarked or otherwise submitted to the board on or before the date of fax or electronic transmission.
(c) All fax or electronic transmissions are sent at the risk of the sender.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 82.03.170
. WSR 05-13-141, § 456-09-325, filed 6/21/05, effective 8/1/05; WSR 98-22-039, § 456-09-325, filed 10/29/98, effective 11/29/98; WSR 95-05-033 (Order 95-01), § 456-09-325, filed 2/8/95, effective 3/11/95; WSR 94-07-044, § 456-09-325, filed 3/10/94, effective 4/10/94; WSR 91-07-038 (Order 91-01), § 456-09-325, filed 3/15/91, effective 4/15/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 82.03.170
. WSR 90-11-105, § 456-09-325, filed 5/22/90, effective 6/22/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 82.03.170
. WSR 89-10-056 (Order 89-02), § 456-09-325, filed 5/2/89.]