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WAC 434-180-590

Brief adjudicative proceeding regarding certificate suspension.

(1) Pursuant to RCW 34.05.482, the secretary may use brief adjudicative proceedings where not violative of law, where in the judgment of the secretary protection of the public interest does not require the secretary to give notice and an opportunity to participate to persons other than the parties, and the issue and interests involved in the controversy do not warrant the use of the procedures of RCW 34.05.413 through 34.05.479.
(2) The secretary finds that prompt review of the suspension of a certificate pursuant to RCW 19.34.210(5), 19.34.250(2), or WAC 434-180-350 by the secretary or a state or local agency under contract with the secretary is appropriate for a brief adjudicative proceeding. The secretary adopts the provisions of RCW 34.05.482 through 34.05.494 for purposes of this category of proceedings.
(3) If any person affected by the suspension requests administrative review, the secretary shall immediately notify, by the most rapid means reasonably calculated to inform the recipient of the proceeding, the subscriber, the certification authority, and any other affected party who has requested notification or has requested the review, of the intent to conduct a proceeding pursuant to this section. Conduct of that review shall be in accordance with RCW 34.05.485 through 34.05.494.
(4) The suspension of a certificate by order of the secretary pursuant to RCW 19.34.210(5) and 19.34.250(2) shall lapse ninety-six hours after the suspension.
(5) The secretary may, in his or her discretion, conduct a full adjudicative proceeding if any affected party requests a full review of the suspension of a certificate pursuant to RCW 19.34.250(2). If a full adjudicative proceeding is held, the suspension lapses ninety-six hours after the suspension, but the review need not be completed within that time.
(6) If, by final order, the secretary determines that the suspension was in error, the certificate shall be deemed valid retroactively to the time of suspension.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 19.34.030, 19.34.040, 19.34.100, 19.34.111 and 19.34.400. WSR 97-24-053, ยง 434-180-590, filed 11/26/97, effective 12/27/97.]
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