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PDFWAC 480-123-150

Advisory board.

(1) Establishment. The commission will establish an industry and consumer advisory board to provide recommendations to the commission on the implementation and management of the program.
(2) Membership. The commission secretary is authorized to solicit nominations, approve membership on the board, and determine and modify the number of seats on the board.
(a) The board will be comprised of members representing the following interests:
(i) One from incumbent local exchange companies serving fewer than forty thousand access lines in Washington;
(ii) One from incumbent local exchange companies serving more than forty thousand access lines in Washington;
(iii) One from competitive local exchange companies serving customers in Washington;
(iv) One from wireless communications providers offering service in Washington;
(v) One from the governor's state broadband office;
(vi) One from the public counsel unit of the office of the attorney general of Washington; and
(vii) One from the commission staff.
(b) Commission staff and public counsel shall have permanent membership on the board. The commission will appoint industry members for a term of three years, at the expiration of which the industry members are eligible for appointment to two subsequent three-year terms.
(3) Duties. The board shall:
(a) Have a consultative role on matters directly referred to it by the commission;
(b) Conduct meetings no less frequently than once per year;
(c) Conduct all meetings as public meetings in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, chapter 42.30 RCW; and
(d) Prepare and submit to the commission a written report on matters brought to it for consideration including, where appropriate, a recommendation to the commission on potential resolution of such matters.
(4) Initiating board action. The commission alone may initiate board action other than the execution of administrative duties, which the board may conduct on its own initiative. Any person who seeks board participation on program issues or matters must petition the commission to initiate board action.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040, 80.04.160, 80.36.630, 80.36.650, 80.36.660, 80.36.670, 80.[3]6.680, 80.36.690, and 80.36.700. WSR 20-12-021 (Docket UT-190437, General Order R-598), § 480-123-150, filed 5/27/20, effective 6/27/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040(4), 80.36.630, 80.36.650, 80.36.660, 80.36.670, 80.36.680, 80.36.690, and 80.36.700. WSR 14-21-045 and WSR 14-12-008 (Docket UT-131239, General Order R-575), § 480-123-150, filed 10/7/14 and 5/22/14, effective 6/22/14.]
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