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Commission status under SEPA.

(1) The public disclosure commission recognizes its responsibilities under RCW 43.21C.120 to adopt rules pertaining to the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) as that act relates to activities under the commission's jurisdiction. The commission has reviewed SEPA and its own programs and concludes that all actions which the commission is authorized to undertake are exempt by virtue of WAC 197-10-040(2), 197-10-150 through 197-10-190. The commission, as an administrative agency, has statutory authority for information gathering, recordkeeping, and investigative and hearing procedures with respect to elected officials, candidates, political committees, and persons and entities involved in lobbying activities. None of these activities are potentially subject to the environmental impact statement requirements of RCW 43.21C.030.
(2) In accordance with WAC 197-10-800(4), the commission adopts this statement in compliance with the requirements of chapter 43.21C RCW.
[Order 77, ยง 390-05-050, filed 6/2/76.]
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