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.
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