WSR 02-20-031

PERMANENT RULES

SUPERINTENDENT OF

PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

[ Filed September 23, 2002, 4:08 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: September 12, 2002.

Purpose: The amendment will update the WAC to reflect new legislative requirements, and amend the specification requirements on school buses related to sign and markings, exterior and interior. These changes will also be reflected in the school bus specifications manual.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 392-143-080.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.61.380.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 02-16-041 on July 30, 2002.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

September 18, 2002

Tom J. Kelly

for Dr. Terry Bergeson

Superintendent of

Public Instruction

OTS-5856.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 22, filed 11/19/91, effective 11/19/91)

WAC 392-143-080   Signs and markings for school buses -- Exterior -- Interior.   Signs and markings on the exterior of any school bus shall be limited to the requirements of RCW 46.61.380, the Washington state minimum specifications manual for school buses addressing "identification" and "color," the minimum requirements of "Highway Safety Program Standard No. 17," and any applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS). In addition, the district name may be placed on the front and/or back of the bus below the window line in letters no larger than three inches in height and equipment identification numbers may be placed on the front and/or rear of school bus and/or on or near one or more of the four corners of the bus.

Signs and markings on the interior of any bus shall be limited to necessary and/or required manufacturers' equipment and/or component identification and instruction, the requirements of the Washington state minimum specification manual for school buses addressing "emergency equipment cabinet" and "permit holder" and FMVSS 217 addressing "emergency exit identification." In addition, WAC rules and/or district policy addressing student conduct and safety related issues may be displayed in the driver's compartment in an area which will not obstruct the driver's view. ((Also a sign for route identification may be displayed in the first right-side passenger window. The sign shall be no larger than seventy-five square inches in total area, and numbers, letters or characters shall be mounted on transparent material.))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.61.380. 91-23-069 (Order 22), 392-143-080, filed 11/19/91, effective 11/19/91.]

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