WSR 97-17-046

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION

COMMISSION

[Filed August 14, 1997, 4:33 p.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Repeal of chapters 480-35, 480-69, and 480-150 WAC. Docket No. A-970591.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 80.01.040.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The commission has identified these chapters as no longer necessary and therefore proposes that the chapters be repealed.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The functions addressed in chapters 480-35 WAC, Limousines and chapter 480-69 WAC, Track scales, have been transferred to other agencies, and the subject of chapter 480-150 WAC involves a federal program that is no longer in effect.

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. These chapters appear to have no present function and are proposed for repeal. Interested persons may contact the Secretary, Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, P.O. Box 47250, Olympia, WA 98504-7250, (360) 753-6451, FAX (360) 586-1150. Persons may submit comments, as specified below, or may ask to be included on the commission's list of interested persons for the proceeding. Questions may be addressed to Bob Wallis at (360) 664-1142 or e-mail bobw@wutc.wa.gov.

Written Comments: Written comments in response to the CR-101 from persons interested in the subject matter of this proposed rule making may be filed with the commission secretary, referencing Docket No. A-970591, not later than Tuesday, September 9, 1997.

August 14, 1997

Terrence Stapleton

for Steve McLellan

Secretary

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office