WHEREAS, Executive Orders 93-06 and 94-07 took several steps to improve the regulatory process in this state while maintaining protections for public health and safety, the environment, and our citizens; and
WHEREAS, Executive Order 93-06 established the Governor's Task Force on Regulatory Reform which presented recommendations in December, 1993 and December, 1994 and has completed its work; and
WHEREAS, Executive Order 93-06 directed agencies to use technical assistance as a prime means of obtaining compliance with measures intended to protect the health and safety of our citizens and the environment; and
WHEREAS, Executive Order 94-07 established criteria for agencies to consider when adopting rules, creating a reporting process enabling the public, the Governor, and the Legislature to have a better understanding of the kinds of rules adopted and the reasons for their adoption; and,
WHEREAS, the Legislature has enacted measures which address many of the same issues as these two executive orders, although in somewhat different form; and
WHEREAS, it is necessary to avoid conflicts between these Executive Orders and recent statutory changes and to assure efficient use of state agency resources while continuing to follow the philosophy of regulation established in Executive Order 94-07;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mike Lowry, Governor of the state of Washington, by virtue of the power vested in me, do hereby rescind Executive Order 93-06 and Executive Order 94-07 in their entirety, effective immediately.
have hereunto set
my hand and caused the seal of the State of
Washington to be affixed at Olympia this
11th day of October A.D., Nineteen hundred and ninety-five.
Assistant Secretary of State