RCO is committed to making rules and policies that have been discussed with the public. RCO’s boards make all policy and rulemaking decisions in meetings open to the public. In addition, RCO follows the Administrative Procedure Act, a state law that requires agencies to provide opportunities for the public to be involved.

Current proposals and recently adopted changes may be found at the links to the left.

  • Current activities are proposed rules and policies going before agency boards or leadership. This page also contains emergency rules, which are critical changes that require immediate action and are good for 120 days or less.
  • Recently adopted rules and policies are those adopted and effective within the past 12 months.

How to Participate in Policy and Rulemaking

Get on the Mailing List

To receive e-mail notices for changes to rules and policies, sign up at the bottom of this page. Check the box marked “Changes to policies and rules (Washington Administrative Codes)” in the section for which you are interested.

Talk with Staff

To comment or ask questions, please contact the rules coordinator:

Nick Norton, RCO rules coordinator

360-902-2219, Hearing impaired call 711

The public may ask the boards to change a rule or reconsider a specific policy. To do this, contact RCO’s director, 360-902-3000.