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Proposed WAC Changes

 


Emergency Rules

Public Records

Effective July 21, 2017, the University made the following emergency rule changes to the Washington Administrative Code:

  • WAC Chapter 504-45: Public Records

The University is updating procedures regarding requests for public records in order to comply with legislative changes pursuant to RCW 42.56.120(2), as amended by Chapter 304, Laws of 2017, sec. 3, which are effective July 23, 2017. WSU is required to properly use state resources in responding to public records requests and adoption of the fee structure furthers that purpose. Adoption of the emergency rules allows WSU to assess fees for response to public records in a manner that is consistent with RCW 42.56. The state Attorney General's Office recommends instituting emergency rules because: 1) there is insufficient time under permanent rulemaking procedures for WSU to bring its copy fees into statutory compliance by July 23, 2017 and as directed by the Legislature; 2) it is in the general welfare and the public interest, and benefits requesters and the University, to adopt the emergency rules in order to preserve and update fees in accordance with the legislatively adopted schedule, allow for fee waivers, and provide payment procedures. Therefore, emergency rulemaking is necessary.

To view the text of these emergency rules, see WSR 17-16-031 at the Code Reviser's Office Washington State Register website:

http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/Law/WSR/2017/03/17-03-105.htm

WSU intends to proceed with permanent rulemaking on these subjects in the near future.

 


Emergency Rules

Renewable Energy System Incentive Program

Effective October 30, 2017, the University made the following emergency rule changes to the Washington Administrative Code:

  • WAC Chapter 504-49: Renewable Energy System Incentive Program

The emergency rules are necessary to preserve the general welfare in that the Washington State University energy program is replacing the Washington State department of revenue to administer an existing program that provides incentives for renewable energy. Failure to having rules in place for an existing program that is now managed by a different agency for a considerable amount of time would cause considerable disruption to the program. These emergency rules will allow for the continuation of the program while the WSU energy program goes through the process of establishing permanent rules. Further, the emergency rules are necessary for the fair and equitable implementation of ESSB 5939 to provide consistent application of procedures, program definitions, eligibility, incentive payment rates, and decision appeal procedures -- all in accordance with the language and intent of ESSB 5939. Further, emergency rules are necessary to provide immediate guidance to interested applicants because the WSU energy program became the administrator of this incentive program on October 1, 2017.

To view the text of these emergency rules, see WSR 17-22-099 at the Code Reviser's Office Washington State Register website:

http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/Law/WSR/2017/22/17-22-099.htm

WSU intends to proceed with permanent rulemaking on these subjects in the near future.


Public Records


The University is proposing the following changes to the Washington Administrative Code:

  • WAC Chapter 504-45: Public Records

    The university is updating the procedures regarding requests for public records from Washington State University (WSU). The changes include, but are not limited to, rules regarding costs and available media for providing copies of public records.

To view the text of these proposed rules, see the WSR 17-18-092 at the Code Reviser's Office Washington State Register website:
http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/law/wsr/2017/18/17-18-092.htm

The public commenting period has ended.

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