WSR 13-11-085



(Emergency Management Division)

[ Filed May 17, 2013, 11:47 a.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: Revisions to chapter 118-30 WAC, Local emergency management/service organizations, plans and programs.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 38.52.070 Local organizations and joint local organizations authorized -- Establishment, operation -- Emergency powers, procedures.

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Current rules are dated and based on outdated federal structure and emergency management agencies within the state agree a revision is needed.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. Emergency planning program and planning criteria will be discussed at stakeholder meetings. Public hearing(s) will be held for further input. A list of interested parties will be maintained by the planning, analysis, and logistics section manager and notification of meetings and hearings will be sent to that list in addition to interested participants. To be added to the list of interested parties or for more information, please contact John Ufford, (253) 512-7052, or Karen Ferreira, (253) 512-7057,

May 17, 2013

John C. Ufford

Planning, Analysis, and

Logistics Section Manager