WSR 97-09-070

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

[Filed April 22, 1997, 8:34 a.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amendment to Highway Advertising Control Act, chapter 468-66 WAC.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 47.42 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: (a) Amends WAC 468-66-010 Definitions, by adding new definition WAC 468-66-010(28) Tri-vision sign; (b) amends WAC 468-66-030 General provisions, by adding new general provision WAC 468-66-030(13); and (c) amends WAC 468-66-150 Penalties, by clarifying language pertaining to discontinued signs in WAC 468-66-150 [(1)](e).

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: There are no other state agencies that regulate highway advertising control on state highways.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making, requested by the Washington State Outdoor Advertising Association (WSOAA). Negotiations and agreement coordinated with FHWA, WSOAA, and the Department of Transportation.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jim Shanafelt, Acting State Traffic Engineer, Washington State Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 47344, Olympia, WA 98504-7344, phone (360) 705-7282, FAX (360) 705-6826.

April 21, 1997

S. A. Moon

Deputy Secretary

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