PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 392-142 WAC, Transportation -- Replacement and depreciation allocation.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.150.290.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Changing market conditions have eliminated the necessity for certain particular school bus categories. The elimination of these categories will be in compliance with RCW 28A.160.195 that requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction, in consultation with the regional transportation coordinators to establish the minimum number of school bus categories. The addition of categories for special needs equipped buses will result in increased competition and lower prices for school districts purchasing these buses.
Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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, Director, Pupil Transportation and Traffic Safety Education, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, (360) 725-6120, fax (360) 586-6124.
January 9, 2003
Thomas J. Kelly
for Dr. Terry Bergeson