OAH Rulemaking Activities
The Office of Administrative Hearings encourages the public to be involved in the rulemaking process by attending public hearings and submitting comments on proposed rules.  You can find information on current rulemaking activities below or by clicking on the link to the OAH Semi-Annual Rulemaking Agenda.

2020 Rulemaking Activity


WAC 10-08-110 Adjudicative Proceedings - Filing and Service of Papers

OAH filed a Preproposal Statement of Inquiry (CR-101) with the Code Reviser on May 31, 2019 under WSR 19-12-047.  This proposed rule amendment would allow for electronic filing of appeal records in cases which OAH adjudicates.  The proposed amendment is intended to implement provisions of the State Administrative Procedure Act, Chapter 34.05 RCW, relating to electronic service of notices and orders in administrative adjudications, specifically RCW 34.05.010(19), RCW 34.05.434(5), and RCW 34.05.461(8)(a).  Because Chapter 10-08 WAC are the model rules of procedure for adjudications, OAH has the responsibility under RCW 34.05.250 to adopt rules that are "appropriate for use by as many agencies as possible."

A Proposed Rule Making (CR-102) was filed with the Code Reviser on October 22, 2019 under WSR 19-21-148 and a public hearing was held on November 26, 2019.  After reviewing comments on the proposed rule, a supplemental CR-102 was filed with the Code Reviser on January 21, 2020 under WSR 20-03-163.  A public hearing was held on February 27, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.  

A Rule-Making Order (CR-103) was filed with the Code Reviser on March 4, 2020 under WSR 20-07-005.  The rule takes effect 31 days after filing, on April 6, 2020.

If you have additional questions, please contact the Agency Rules Coordinator, Barb Cleveland, at 360-407-2700 or at rulemaking@oah.wa.gov.