Title 132S of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) contains the rules of Columbia
Basin College (CBC). Rule amendments and additions are coordinated by the Rules Coordination
Office under the Human Resources & Legal Affairs Division of CBC. This webpage provides
information about current rule-making activity and rule changes recently proposed
by CBC. If you have questions regarding the rule-making process, you may call the
Rules Coordinator, Amber Martinez at 509-542-4824.
Columbia Basin College’s Rules Coordination Office oversees the College’s rule-making
process, including the review, creation, amendment, and repeal of the CBC’s Washington
Administrative Code rules (Title 132S WAC). In carrying out this function, the Office
works with the College division promulgating the rule for final adoption. In addition,
the Office maintains the College rule-making docket; plans and facilitates public
hearings; produces the required legal notices for the press; and publishes the WAC
chapters on the CBC webpage.
This webpage provides information about current rule-making activity and recently
proposed changes by CBC. If you have questions regarding the rule-making process,
you may call the Rules Coordinator, Amber Martinez, at 509-542-4824.
Columbia Basin College filed an emergency rule to update sections of Chapter 132S-110
WAC, Title IX Hearing Procedure For Students. Columbia Basin College is required
by the United States Department of Education to comply with Title IX regulations.
A recent court case holding has affected the interpretation of how cross examination
is used in the Title IX student hearing process. Emergency rules bypass the preproposal
and proposal notices and the public hearing, which are requirements for permanent
rules. The first step in the emergency rulemaking process is filing an Emergency Rule
(CR-103E), which was filed on August 31, 2021, and can be viewed below. This rule
is being proposed under an expedited rule-making process that will eliminate the need
for the College to hold public hearings, prepare a small business economic impact
statement, or provide responses to the criteria for legislative rules. If you object
to this use of the expedited rule- making process, you must express your objections
in writing and they must be sent to: Vice President for Human Resources & Legal Affairs,
Columbia Basin College, 2600 N. 20th Avenue, Pasco, WA 99301 by December 6, 2021.
This Rules Coordination page will be updated as the rulemaking process proceeds with
the filing of the required forms. Since emergency rules are only valid for 120 days,
the College will initiate the permanent rule-making process.
Washington State Register (WSR) Citations
Chapter 132S-110, -010 & -070