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2021 rulemaking activities

January-June Agency Rulemaking Agenda

Active Rulemaking

Public Records Update

Enterprise Services is conducting expedited rulemaking in order to update administrative and descriptive information about the agency. In addition, this rulemaking will clarify rules governing fees charged for public records. These change do not change the effect of the current rules.

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Opportunity to object

If you object to this use of the expedited rule making process, you must object in writing. If you have objections, email your objections to jack.zeigler@des.wa.gov. Please state the reason for your objections and provide your contact information. Objections will be received from October 7, 2020 through December 7, 2020.

Timeline

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Rulemaking timeline

Date

Activity

01/17/2020

Intended effective date

12/14/2020

Scheduled rule adoption

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 is addressing issues with overnight and extended parking on Deschutes Parkway that are raising concerns about public health, safety and the environment. A rulemaking process is required before the agency can adopt enforceable restrictions on parking.

The agency has filed a formal notice (CR 101) to conduct rulemaking to adopt enforceable restrictions on parking on the Capitol Campus, with a focus on Deschutes Parkway. DES is committed to a robust process that includes stakeholder input and to finding a solution that is sustainable, defensible and fair.

Comment on the proposed rule

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Timeline

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Timeline of rulemaking activity

Date Activity
1/11/2021 The intended adoption date has been extended until January 21, 2021 to allow time to review and consider public 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


Rulemaking completed in the past 1 year


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