Rulemaking Activity

Active Rulemaking

The Washington State Environmental and Land Use Hearings Office (ELUHO) is updating the rules of practice and procedure of the Pollution Control Hearings Board (PCHB), Shorelines Hearings Board (SHB), and the Growth Management Hearings Board (GMHB). ELUHO may also update its Public Records rules.

Estimated Rulemaking Timeline

ELUHO invites you to participate in the rulemaking process. This is the estimated timeline for rulemaking, including public comment periods. This estimated timeline is subject to change. Please revisit this page for any updates to the timeline.

Prenotice Inquiries – March 22, 2024

Preproposal Statements of Inquiry (CR-101) were filed with the Office of the Code Reviser on March 22, 2024:

CR-101: Pollution Control Hearings Board

CR-101: Shorelines Hearings Board

CR-101: Growth Management Hearings Board

CR-101:  Environmental and Land Use Hearings Office - Public Records

DRAFT Proposed Rule Changes – July 1, 2024

Drafts of the proposed rules are anticipated to be posted on ELUHO’s Rulemaking Activity page on July 1, 2024. ELUHO will conduct stakeholder outreach, seek informal comments, and prepare proposed rule language.

Proposed Rules – August 30, 2024

ELUHO will file proposed rules (CR-102) with the Office of the Code Reviser and post rule proposals on ELUHO’s Rulemaking Activity page. The public comment period will begin.

Public Hearing – October 3, 2024

ELUHO will host public hearings on the proposed rules to receive oral comments.

End Public Comment – October 31, 2024

The public comment period will conclude. ELUHO will review comments and prepare the rule change package for adoption.

Rulemaking Order – December 2, 2024

ELUHO will file rulemaking orders (CR-103P) with the Office of the Code Reviser.

Rule Effective Date – January 2025

Adopted rules become effective 31 days after filing.

See Our Rules

Follow these links to the Pollution Control Hearings Board, Shorelines Hearings Board, Growth Management Hearings Board, and Environmental and Land Use Hearings Office rules.

Chapter 371-08 WAC – Pollution Control Hearings Board Practice and Procedure

Chapter 461-08 WAC – Shorelines Hearings Board Practice and Procedure

Chapter 242-03 WAC – Growth Management Hearings Board Rules of Practice and Procedure

Chapter 198-14 WAC – Environmental and Land Use Hearings Office Public Records

Stay Informed

To be added to our rulemaking distribution list, please send an email to jamie.merly@eluho.wa.gov with “Rulemaking Email List” as the subject line.

Contact Information

Jamie Merly
ELUHO Rules Coordinator

jamie.merly@eluho.wa.gov

(360) 485-1282

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