WSR 97-01-087

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

[Filed December 18, 1996, 11:07 a.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 468-16 WAC, Prequalification of contractors.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 47.01.101, 47.28.030, and 47.28.070.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Minor revisions to chapter 468-16 WAC are required to add clarity to the procedures for determining the qualifications of contractors for performing highway construction. Provides additional instruction for determining the maximum bidding capacity rating for a firm with an established ESOP (employee stock ownership plan), and suspension of qualification for failure to comply with EEO requirements.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by submitting written comments to Ken Walker, Office Manager Contract Ad and Award, P.O. Box 47360, Olympia, WA 98504-7360, FAX (360) 705-6810.

December 18, 1996

S. A. Moon

Deputy Secretary

for Operations

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office