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.

For questions or additional information, please contact:

Cynthia Whaley
Military Department Rules Coordinator
Building 1, Camp Murray, WA 98430
Phone: (253) 512-8110 fax: 253-512-8497
Email: Cynthia.Whaley@mil.wa.gov    

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 Chris Long
(253) 512-7024,
chris.long@mil.wa.gov

118-40 WAC
Updating the rules to the hazardous chemical emergency response planning and community right-to-know reportingTBD
Stephen (Troy) Newman
253-512-7041
stephen.newman@mil.wa.gov
118-30 WACUpdating the rules to the local
emergency management/services
organizations, plans and programs
TBD
Michael Roberson
(253) 512-7065
michael.roberson@mil.wa.gov
323-10
WAC
To establish the procedures the military department will follow in order to provide full access to public records.2/23/2222-06-033Cynthia Whaley
(253) 512-8110
cynthia.whaley@mil.wa.gov
118-66-WACUpdating the rules concerning 911 account moneys.TBD

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

July 1, 2022 - Dec. 31, 2022 (PDF)

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