PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
PUBLIC WORKS BOARD
[Filed October 28, 1997, 1:28 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Development of permanent rule now covered by WAC 399-30-032 and 399-30-033, as found in WSR 97-12-077.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.155.040(4).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To implement changes to RCW 43.155.070 (1)(d) by providing for rules to interpret the legislative change and to provide for a process to implement the statute. The permanent rule will provide for public input in addition to that received during the adoption of emergency WAC 399-30-032 and 399-30-033, as found in WSR 97-12-077. Note: The Public Works Board intends to adopt emergency rules for the second time on this subject on December 4, 1997.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Departments of Ecology and Health will be involved with this rule development. The Department of Ecology has the need for a similar but not identical rule to implement legislative changes.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Pete Butkus, Rules Coordinator, Public Works Board, P.O. Box 48319, Olympia, WA 98504-8319, phone (360) 586-7186, FAX (360) 664-3019, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 28, 1997
Pete A. Butkus