PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
WASHINGTON STATE PATROL
[Filed August 18, 1997, 8:19 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending sections of chapter 204-90 WAC, Minimum requirements for construction and equipment of special motor vehicles.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.005 [46.37.005] and 46.37.320.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: These amendments are needed to update the WAC and bring it into compliance with the laws and new technology.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) are the standards that have been researched for these amendments.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making; and meetings were held, and input solicited from people working in the business of rebuilding and customizing special built vehicles.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Carol Morton, Washington State Patrol, ESR Unit, P.O. Box 42635, Olympia, WA 98504-2635, phone (360) 412-8934, FAX (360) 493-9090.
August 15, 1997
Annette M. Sandberg