WSR 10-22-007

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

MILITARY DEPARTMENT


(Emergency Management Division)

[ Filed October 20, 2010, 4:09 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Revisions to WAC 118-09-040 Distribution of emergency management assistance funds.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 38.52.005.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Current funding methodology is dated and emergency management agencies within the state agree a revision is needed.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making; and collaborative stakeholder meetings will be held to discuss changes to the WAC.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Funding methodology will be discussed at stakeholder meetings and public hearing(s) will be held for further input. A list of interested parties will be maintained by the emergency management performance grant (EMPG) program manager and notification of meetings and hearings will be sent to that list in addition to interested EMPG participants. To be added to the list of interested parties or for more information, please contact Charma Anderson, (253) 512-7064, c.anderson@emd.wa.gov.

October 15, 2010

Robert L. Ezelle

Homeland Security

Section Manager

Washington State Code Reviser's Office