WSR 97-04-054

PERMANENT RULES

WASHINGTON STATE PATROL

[Filed February 3, 1997, 1:45 p.m.]

Date of Adoption: February 3, 1997.

Purpose: Amend rule to allow refuse haulers to place alternate lights on the garbage trucks when vehicle equipment obscures regular headlamps. The standards would be the same used for snow removal and highway maintenance vehicles.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 204-60-010 and 204-60-030.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.37.005 and 46.37.300.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 97-01-057 on December 12, 1996.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

February 3, 1997

Annette M. Sandberg

Chief

Chapter 204-60 WAC


STANDARDS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL LAMPS AND FLAGS FOR USE ON SNOW REMOVAL ((AND)), HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT, AND REFUSE HAULERS

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 7605, filed 2/24/76)

WAC 204-60-010 Promulgation. By authority vested in the ((state commission on equipment)) Washington state patrol in RCW 46.37.005 and 46.37.300, the following standards and specifications applicable to head lamps, clearance lamps, identification and other lamps on snow-removal and highway maintenance equipment, and refuse haulers in lieu of the lamps otherwise required on motor vehicles, are hereby adopted.

[Order 7605, 204-60-010, filed 2/24/76. Formerly Regulation 630 (part), Appendix to Title 204 WAC.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 7605, filed 2/24/76)

WAC 204-60-030 Standards for lights. (1) Additional headlamps may be positioned sufficiently high enough to clear operating equipment provided they are aimed at an angle to avoid blinding oncoming traffic while on their routes, involved in construction, maintenance, and/or operations. Regular mounted headlamps must be used by refuse haulers when transporting refuse to the dump site. Auxiliary headlamps may be used if necessary.

When the refuse haulers' collections container is in a position to obscure the headlamps, the truck will use the alternate lights and will not exceed twenty miles per hour.

(2) Additional operating lamps may be located on the top of the cab or at other locations to illuminate plowing, abrasive spreading or other equipment.

(3) Red lights on highway equipment: No flashing red warning signal except those required by RCW 46.37.150, shall be displayed or used on any highway equipment.

(4) Amber lamps on highway equipment: Amber colored lamps required on the following equipment shall comply with the specifications set forth in ((paragraph (6))) subsection (5) of this section:

(a) Power shovels or other similar highway maintenance equipment shall be equipped with a flashing amber lamp and red flag on an extension designating the maximum danger limit created by the swing of the cab while operating along the traffic lane.

(b) A flashing amber lamp shall be used on all other equipment which creates a potential hazard to traffic in order to serve as a warning to the traveling public. This equipment includes those vehicles and trailers for construction, maintenance and operations.

(c) A flashing amber lamp shall be used on the knuckle of all manlift-type platform trucks with articulating boom, where the knuckle is capable of being rotated beyond the side of the truck.

(d) The minimum light intensity of the lamp filament shall not be less than twenty-one candle power.

(e) The lamp or lamps shall be mounted on the cab or other high point of the equipment so as to be visible at all times, at least from the front and rear of the vehicle, from a distance of five hundred feet in normal sunlight.

(((6))) (5) The flashing amber lamp for use on highway construction, maintenance, refuse haulers, and operations equipment shall be illuminated only:

(a) When the equipment is actually involved in construction, maintenance, collecting refuse, and/or operations.

(b) When the equipment is traveling to or from the job site and is unable to maintain, either because of equipment limitations, or other reasons, at least one-half posted or prevailing speed.

[Order 7605, 204-60-030, filed 2/24/76. Formerly Regulation 630 (part), Appendix to Title 204 WAC.]

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