WSR 99-02-065

EXPEDITED ADOPTION

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

[Filed January 6, 1999, 10:32 a.m.]



Title of Rule: Description of central and field organization of the Washington State Department of Transportation, WAC 468-06-040.

Purpose: Reflects changes in chain of command since the last update of WAC.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 42.17 RCW and RCW 47.01.101.

Statute Being Implemented: WAC 468-06-040.

Summary: Reflects changes in chain of command within the Department of Transportation.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: To be in compliance with RCW 42.17.250, Duty to publish procedures.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: William D. Richeson, Olympia, Washington, (360) 705-7761.

Name of Proponent: Washington State Department of Transportation, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: To reflect changes in the chain of command within the Department of Transportation since the last update of the WAC.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: Shows new chain of command structure within the Department of Transportation.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED TO BE ADOPTED USING AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS RULE BEING ADOPTED USING THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO William D. Richeson, Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 47410, Olympia, WA 98504-7410, AND RECEIVED BY March 6, 1999.

January 4, 1999

Gerald E. Smith

Deputy Secretary, Operations

OTS-2661.1

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 163, filed 7/24/96, effective 8/24/96)



WAC 468-06-040  Description of central and field organization of the Washington state department of transportation. (1) The department of transportation is a statutorily created agency of the state of Washington. The central office of the department of transportation is located in the Transportation Building, Olympia, WA 98504.

(2) The department of transportation is headed by a secretary who is the executive head of the department and is appointed by the Washington state transportation commission.

(a) Serving directly under the secretary are the deputy secretary for operations, deputy secretary for policy ((and the)), audit office, equal opportunity office and the ombudsman. There are also assistant attorney generals assigned to the department who provide legal services in department matters.

(b) Reporting directly to the deputy secretary for ((policy)) operations are the following offices: Communications and public involvement, governmental liaison office, ((office of equal opportunity, office of)) human resources office and Q2000 office.

(c) The following service centers report to the deputy ((secretaries)) secretary for operations depending upon their needs: Environmental and engineering, field operations support, finance and administration, planning and programming and transaid. Also reporting to the deputy ((secretaries)) secretary are the aviation division, transportation economic partnerships division, highways and local roadways division, public transportation and rail division and Washington state ferries.

(d) The department field functions are carried out by six regions which are each headed by a region administrator and report directly to the deputy secretary for operations. The central regional office locations are: Seattle, Wenatchee, Tumwater, Vancouver, Yakima, and Spokane. The regions have various project and maintenance area offices which are headed by a supervisor.



[Statutory Authority: Chapter 42.17 RCW and RCW 47.01.101. 96-16-004 (Order 163), 468-06-040, filed 7/24/96, effective 8/24/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.250 through 42.17.340. 89-17-047 (Order 120), 468-06-040, filed 8/14/89, effective 9/14/89; 85-23-040 (Order 97), 468-06-040, filed 11/18/85. Statutory Authority: 1977 ex.s. c 151. 79-01-033 (DOT Order 10 and Comm. Order 1, Resolution No. 13), 468-06-040, filed 12/20/78. Formerly WAC 252-03-030.]

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