PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
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 require all Washington state public school buses to meet all federal motor vehicle safety standards applicable to school buses, that became effective on April 1, 1977. The effective date will be December 31, 2004.
Process for Developing New Rule: Early solicitation of public comments and recommendations respecting new, amended or repealed rules, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.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