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PDFWAC 182-51-1500

Preliminary notice of violation and fine(s).

(1) Upon failing to comply with a reporting requirement in this chapter, the authority first issues a warning notice to a reporting entity. The authority sends the warning notice to the reporting entity's last known email or physical address. The warning notice describes the failure to comply with the requirements of this chapter and gives the reporting entity thirty days to become compliant or request an extension of time to report the required data according to WAC 182-51-1200(2).
(2) When a reporting entity fails to comply with reporting requirement(s) after receiving a warning notice, the authority may assess a fine(s) as established in WAC 182-51-1400. The authority mails a preliminary notice of violation and fine(s) to the reporting entity's last known address by certified mail, return receipt requested.
(3) The preliminary notice of violation and fine(s) includes the following information:
(a) The specific reasons and criteria that support the imposition of the assessed fine(s);
(b) The legal authority that supports the imposition of a fine or fines;
(c) The amount of the fine(s) as of the date of the preliminary notice of violation and fine(s);
(d) Notice that fines will continue to accrue at the assessed daily rate, per WAC 182-51-1400, until the reporting entity either complies with the reporting requirements or settles through an informal dispute resolution conference; and
(e) An explanation of the reporting entity's right to request an informal dispute resolution conference under WAC 182-51-1700.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160 and 2019 c 334. WSR 20-19-079, ยง 182-51-1500, filed 9/15/20, effective 10/16/20.]
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