WSR 97-23-002

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

[Filed November 6, 1997, 9:18 a.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Establishes new chapter 468-400 WAC, Bicycle racing.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapters 34.05 and 34.08 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Establishes new sections WAC 468-400-010 Declaration of purpose, 468-400-020 Definitions, 468-400-030 Bicycle race permit required, and 468-400-040 Bicycle race permit conditions.

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 bicycle racing on state highways.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making, requested by the Baddlands Bicycle Club, United States Cycling Federation and in coordination with Washington State Department of Transportation and Washington State Patrol.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting David K. Peach, State Traffic Engineer, Washington State Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 47344, Olympia, WA 98504-7344, phone (360) 705-7280, FAX (360) 705-6826.

November 5, 1997

Gerald E. Smith

Deputy Secretary for Operations

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office