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Rulemaking

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Contact jack.zeigler@des.wa.gov for information on DES rule making activity, or to be added to the rules mailing list for notification of rule changes.

2021 rulemaking activities

July-December Agency Rulemaking Agenda

  • Self-insurance requirements:  Health care benefits for schools
  • Self-insurance requirements:  Pilotage Commission
  • Print reporting
  • Capitol Campus Use

 

Rulemaking activities in progress

Detailed information about each rulemaking activity, including how anyone interested can participate in the rulemaking, will continuously be added to this page as work progresses.  Rulemaking Information will first appear shortly after the time of DES's initial filing (CR-101 or CR-105) with the Office of the Code Reviser. The initial filing signals the start of rulemaking for each rulemaking listed on the rulemaking agenda.

Print Reporting

Enterprise Services is conducting expedited rulemaking to remove the annual print management strategy reporting requirement on state agencies, boards and commissions, and higher education institutions.

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Opportunity to object

Under limited criteria, an agency is allowed by state law to conduct rulemaking using a streamlined rulemaking process known as expedited rulemaking.  While expedited rulemaking does not provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the proposed rules, the process does provide an opportunity for anyone to object to the proposed rule.  If an objection is filed and not withdrawn, the rulemaking is started over using the regular rulemaking process.  If there are no objections, the rulemaking concludes with the filing of a permanent rulemaking order (just like regular rulemaking).  Contact Jack Zeigler at jack.zeigler@des.wa.gov if you have questions about filing an objection.

Timeline

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Timeline of rulemaking activity

Date

Activity

9/01/2021 CR-105 Notice of Expedited Rule Making published in the Wahsington State Register. See WSR 21-17-011.

8/05/2021

Start of rulemaking – CR-105 Expedited Rule Making – filed with the Office of the Code Reviser.  

7/30/2021

Subject of rulemaking placed on agency rulemaking agenda

Rulemaking completed in the past one year

Public Records Update

Enterprise Services has conducted expedited rulemaking in order to update administrative and descriptive information about the agency. In addition, this rulemaking clarified rules governing fees charged for public records. These change did not change the effect of the rules in place prior to this rulemaking.

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Opportunity to object period concluded

The opportunity to object has concluded.  No objections were received and the proposed rules were adopted without change.

Timeline

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Timeline of rulemaking activity

Date

Activity

5/5/2021 Rules published in Issue 20-09 of the Washington State Register and effective

4/14/2021

Rules adopted

12/14/2020

Rule adoption review starts

12/07/2020 Objection period concludes.  No objections were received

10/06/2020

Start of rulemaking – Expedited Rule Making – filed with the Office of the Code

07/29/2020

Subject of rulemaking placed on agency rulemaking agenda

 

Enforceable restrictions on vehicles parking on the Capitol Campus

Enterprise Services addressed overnight and extended parking issues on Deschutes Parkway. These issues raised concerns about public health, safety and the environment. 

The agency filed a formal notice (CR 101) on November 6, 2019 to conduct rulemaking to make sure traffic and parking regulations on the Capitol Campus are enforceable and clear. DES committed to a robust process that includes stakeholder input and to finding a solution that is sustainable, defensible and fair.  Rulemaking concluded with adoption of proposed rules on February 19, 2021. The updated traffic and parking regulations clarify the Director's authority to enforce parking restrictions, clarify related parking regulations, and support related aspects of chapter 200-210 Use of the Public Areas of the Capitol Buildings and Grounds.

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Rulemaking Docket and the Concise Explanatory Statement 

Timeline

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Timeline of rulemaking activity

Date Activity
04/01/2021 Rules effective. Implementation preparation activities start.
02/19/2021 Rules adopted and filed with the Office of the Code Reviser.
1/11/2021 The intended adoption date has been extended to allow adequate time to review and consider all written and oral comments.
01/08/2021 Comments accepted online through the end of the business day on Friday, January 8, 2021
01/05/2021 The Official Public Hearing to be held online via Zoom on January 5, 2020, from 4 to 6 p.m. for anyone interested in providing oral comments.
12/16/2020 WSR 20-24-132  and the proposed rule to be published in the Washington State Register issue 20-24.
12/02/2020 Start of the official comment period - CR-102 Notice of Proposed Rule Making and the proposed rule filed with the Office of the Code Reviser. Comments accepted online through the end of the business day on Friday, January 8, 2021
11/15/2020 Draft rule shared with interested participants in advance of filing as Proposed Rule (CR-102) with the Office of the Code Reviser.
11/06/2019 Start of rulemaking – Preproposal Statement of Inquiry – WSR 19-22-094 filed with the Office of the Code Reviser
11/06/2019 Added to agency rulemaking agenda

 


Parking on the Capitol Campus

This work to clarify, clean-up, and ensure the rules align with existing campus parking policy was separate from the rulemaking on enforceable parking restrictions.

Proposed changes did not introduce new rules or alter current practices.

In July 2015, the Legislature directed the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) to complete an implementation plan to meet a set of recommendations from the 2014 Transportation and Parking Study, through the proviso outlined in 2EHB 1115. Components of the plan include putting in place a clear policy on reserved stalls, increasing visitor parking, shifting reserved parking to general use zoned parking, and establishing compliance tools.

In support of the implementation plan, Enterprise Services first updated the Capitol Campus parking policy in early 2018 and has now updated the Capitol Campus Parking and Traffic rules.

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Rulemaking notice

Rulemaking Docket

Slideshow - Clarification, Cleanup, and Alignment with existing policy

Preliminary discussion rule draft for discussion

Sketch - Considerations for updating WAC 200-200

Invitation to participate in discussions

Notice of proposed rule adoption

Comments

Online comment

The public comment period officially ended January 24, 2020 at 5:00 PM. Feedback and comments received by DES after this point in time was not considered in adopting the rule.

Public hearing

A public hearing was held on Jan. 23, 2020, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the 1500 Jefferson Building, Room 1213, Olympia.

All comments were valued equally and considered, whether submitted online or in person at the hearing.

Timeline

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Timeline of rulemaking activity

Date Activity
03/06/2020 Rules effective.
02/04/2020 Scheduled rule adoption.
01/24/2020

Comments accepted online through the end of the business day on Friday, January 24.

01/23/2020

The Official Public Hearing held on Jan. 23, 2020, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the 1500 Jefferson Building, Room 1213, Olympia for anyone interested in providing oral comments.

01/02/2020 WSR 20-01-074 and proposed rule published in the Washington State Register Issue 20-01.
12/18/2019 Start of the official comment period - CR-102 Proposed Rule Making (WSR 20-01-174) and Proposed Rule filed with the Office of the Code Reviser.
12/05/19

Timeline extended in order to provide anyone interested an opportunity to read the final rule draft.

Final draft rule released in advance of filing as Proposed Rule (CR-102) with the Office of the Code Reviser.

10/30/2019 Timeline finalized and the official rulemaking docket updated with anticipated public hearing, adoption and effective dates.
08/01/2018 Start of rulemaking – Preproposal Statement of Inquiry – WSR 18-16-119 filed with the Office of the Code Reviser
07/31/2018 Placed on agency rulemaking agenda - WSR 18-16-110