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WAC 262-03-030

Definitions.

Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this section apply throughout WAC 262-03-010 through 262-03-090.
(1) "Affiliate." Persons are affiliates of each other if, directly or indirectly, either one controls or has the power to control the other, or a third person controls or has the power to control both. Indicia of control include, but are not limited to: Interlocking management or ownership, identity of interests among family members, shared facilities or equipment, common use of employees, or a business entity organized following the temporary disqualification or debarment of a person which has the same or similar management, ownership, professional contractors, or principal employees as the temporarily disqualified or debarred person, or any entity closely resembling or related to those outlined above whether or not either is a partnership, corporation, trust, or other legally defined person.
(2) "Covered transactions." These procedures apply to all persons who have participated, are currently participating, or may reasonably be expected to participate, in any commission program, including but not limited to the bond financing and LIHTC programs. For the purposes of these procedures, interactions with the commission with respect to any of such programs will be referred to as covered transactions. For example, covered transactions include applications, contracts, certifications, and reports with respect to commission programs.
(3) "Debarment" means an action taken by the debarment and disqualification officer in accordance with these procedures to exclude a person from participating in any covered transaction or limit such participation in any way that the debarment and disqualification officer deems appropriate for the period specified in the debarment order.
(4) "Debarment and disqualification officer" means the executive director of the housing finance commission or his or her designee.
(5) "Participant" means any person who submits a proposal for, enters into, or reasonably may be expected to enter into, a covered transaction. This term also includes any person who acts on behalf of, or is authorized to commit, a participant in a covered transaction.
(6) "Person" includes any individual, corporation, partnership, association, unit of government, or legal entity, however organized.
(7) "Proposal" means a solicited or unsolicited bid, application, request, invitation to consider, or similar communication by or on behalf of a person presently involved in a commission program, seeking to participate in a commission program, or seeking to receive a benefit, directly or indirectly, under a commission program.
(8) "Respondent" means a person against whom a debarment or temporary disqualification action has been initiated.
(9) "Substantial and material noncompliance." A participant in a covered transaction is in substantial and material noncompliance if the participant has made a misstatement or omission, or has failed to comply with any requirement, term, condition, or obligation of the covered transaction and if the misstatement, omission, or failure is substantial and material.
(10) "Temporary disqualification" means an action taken by the debarment and disqualification officer in accordance with these procedures that immediately excludes a person from participating in any covered transaction for a temporary period or limiting such participation in any way that the debarment and disqualification officer deems appropriate for a temporary period.
(11) "Professional contractors" includes but is not limited to consultants, attorneys, or law firms, accountants or accounting firms, architects, and engineers.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.180 RCW. WSR 97-16-019, ยง 262-03-030, filed 7/28/97, effective 8/28/97.]
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