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PDFWAC 263-12-190

Petitions for rule making.

(1) Right to petition for rule making. Any interested person may petition the board for the promulgation, amendment, or repeal of any rule.
(2) Form of petition. The form of the petition for promulgation, amendment, or repeal of any rule shall generally adhere to the following:
At the top of the page shall appear the wording, "Before the board of Industrial Insurance Appeals, State of Washington." On the left side of the page below the foregoing the following caption shall be set out: "In the matter of the petition of (name of petitioning party) for (state whether promulgation, amendment or repeal) of rule (or rules)." Opposite the foregoing caption shall appear the word "petition."
The body of the petition shall be set out in numbered paragraphs. The first paragraph shall state the name and address of the petitioning party and whether the petitioner seeks the promulgation of new rule or rules, or amendment or repeal of existing rule or rules. The second paragraph, in case of a proposed new rule or amendment of an existing rule, shall set forth the desired rule in its entirety. Where the petition is for amendment, the new matter shall be underscored and the matter proposed to be deleted shall appear in double parentheses. Where the petition is for repeal of an existing rule, such shall be stated and the rule proposed to be repealed shall either be set forth in full or shall be referred to by rule number. The third paragraph shall set forth concisely the reasons for the proposal of the petitioner and shall contain a statement as to the interest of the petitioner in the subject matter of the rule. Additional numbered paragraphs may be used to give full explanation of petitioner's reason for the action sought.
Petitions shall be dated and signed by the person or entity named in the first paragraph or by his or her attorney. The original and two legible copies of the petition shall be filed with the board. Petitions shall be on white paper, 8 1/2" x 11" in size.
(3) Consideration of petitions. All petitions shall be considered by the entire board, and the board may, in its discretion, order an informal hearing or meeting for the further consideration and discussion of the requested promulgation, amendment or repeal of any rule.
(4) Notification of disposition of petition. The board shall notify the petitioning person within a reasonable time of the disposition, if any, of the petition.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.52.020. WSR 95-02-065, § 263-12-190, filed 1/3/95, effective 2/3/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.52.104, 51.52.020 and chapters 51.48 and 42.17 RCW. WSR 86-03-021 (Order 20), § 263-12-190, filed 1/10/86; Order 4, § 263-12-190, filed 6/9/72; General Order 2, Rules 13.1-13.4, filed 3/23/60; Subsections (3)-(4), General Order 3, Rule 13.3, filed 10/29/65. Formerly WAC 296-12-190.]
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