WSR 02-12-024

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed May 28, 2002, 4:45 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 392-143 WAC, Transportation-specifications for school buses.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.61.380.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The amendment will update the WAC to reflect new legislation requirements. These changes will also be reflected in the school bus specifications manual.

Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by sending written comments to Rules Coordinator, Legal Services, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, fax (360) 753-4201, TTY (360) 664-3631. For telephone assistance contact Allan J. Jones, Acting Director, Pupil Transportation and Traffic Safety Education, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, (360) 725-6120, fax (360) 586-6124.

May 15, 2002

Thomas J. Kelly

for Dr. Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

Washington State Code Reviser's Office