WMD Rule Making Information

The Intergovernmental Affairs and Policy Office serves as the source of information for all WMD rules and the agency’s liaison with the Office of the Code Reviser.  

The WA Military Department has recently updated the Department’s administrative rules at WAC 323-10-070 to bring the Department’s processing of requests for public records current with RCW 42.56.120. See CR 103P filed for permanent rule changes (PDF). Please note the open this change will become permanent 31 days after filing.

The WA Military Department has recently filed Proposed Rule Making for the alignment with the modernization of the statewide 911 emergency communications system, WAC 118- 66, 67,and 68. See here for information related to the public hearing scheduled 5/30/24.

The WA Military Department has also recently filed Rule Making for the creation of a new chapter in the Department’s administrative rules, WAC 118-11, the creation of the Individual Assistance Program. See here for information related to the public hearing scheduled July 01, 2024. Read the full WAC here.


Existing WMD Laws and Rules

Steps in the rule-making process

The "Preproposal Statement of Inquiry" (also known as the CR-101 form) notifies the public that the WMD is considering the development of a new rule, amending an existing rule, or repealing an entire or sections of a rule. The CR-101 and all other "CR" notices are filed with the Code Reviser's Office and published in the Washington State Register.

The "Proposed Rule Making" (also known as the CR-102 form) is a formal notice to the public of what rule amendments WMD is currently proposing and how they can comment on them. The information includes a brief description of the rule; the WAC number; a copy of the proposed rule text; the date, time and location of the public hearing; a deadline and process to submit comments; and a Small Business Economic Impact Statement (SBEIS), if required.

The "Rule Making Order" (also known as the CR-103P form) adopts and makes effective the proposed rule text filed with the CR-102 form. Rules usually become effective 31 days after filing the CR-103P form.

Current WMD Rule Making Activity

CR-101 Proposal Statement of Inquiry
WAC Citation Description Filing Date WA Register Subject Matter Contact

118-04 WAC


Updating the rules to the emergency worker program

TBD

Amy Allbritton
(253) 921-3502
amy.allbritton@mil.wa.gov

118-30 WAC

Updating the rules to the local
emergency management/services
organizations, plans and programs

TBD

Michael Roberson
(253) 512-7065
michael.roberson@mil.wa.gov


118-40 WAC

Updating the rules to the hazardous chemical emergency response planning and community right-to-know reporting

TBD


Stephen (Troy) Newman
253-512-7041
stephen.newman@mil.wa.gov

118-66, 67, 68 WAC

For the alignment with the modernization of the statewide 911 emergency communications system.

4/4/24

24-09-008

Adam Wasserman
(253) 512-7468
adam.wasserman@mil.wa.gov

323-10
WAC

To establish the procedures the military department will follow in order to provide full access to public records.

2/23/22

22-13-155

Cynthia Whaley
(253) 512-8110
cynthia.whaley@mil.wa.gov

118 WAC

To establish eligibility, activation, funding, and programmatic criteria for a Washington State Disaster Individual Assistance
Program (WAIA).

7/26/2023

23-16-053

Taylor Dietz
(253) 302-1338
Taylor.Dietz@mil.wa.gov

CR-102 Proposed Rule Making
WAC Citation Description Filing Date WA Register Subject Matter Contact

323-10
WAC

To establish the procedures the military department will follow in order to provide full access to public records.

4/14/22

22-09-044

Cynthia Whaley
(253) 512-8110
cynthia.whaley@mil.wa.gov

118-66, 67, 68 WAC

For the alignment with the modernization of the statewide 911 emergency communications system.

4/4/24

24-09-008

Adam Wasserman
(253) 512-7468
adam.wasserman@mil.wa.gov

118 WAC

To establish eligibility, activation, funding, and programmatic criteria for 24-11-027, a Washington State Disaster Individual Assistance Program (WAIA).

5/7/24

23-16-053

Taylor Dietz
(253) 302-1338
Taylor.Dietz@mil.wa.gov

CR-103P Rule-Making Order
WAC Citation Description Filing Date WA Register Subject Matter Contact

323-10
WAC

To establish the procedures the military department will follow in order to provide full access to public records.

6/21/2022

22-13-155

Cynthia Whaley
(253) 512-8110
cynthia.whaley@mil.wa.gov


Semi-Annual Rule Making Agenda

January 2024-July 2024 (PDF)

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