WSR 03-05-008

PROPOSED RULES

COUNTY ROAD

ADMINISTRATION BOARD

[ Filed February 7, 2003, 10:48 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 34.05.310(4).

Title of Rule: WAC 136-161-080 Limitations on allocations of RATA funds to counties.

Purpose: Amends the NWR's ability to contribute on one project for each county a maximum RATA contribution of seven hundred fifty thousand dollars; 20% limit on percentage of the forecasted regional apportionment amount instead of 25% on all projects.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 36.79 RCW.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Randy Hart, 2404 Chandler Court S.W., Suite 240, 753-5989; Implementation: Karen Pendleton, 2404 Chandler Court S.W., Suite 240, 753-5989; and Enforcement: Jay Weber, 2404 Chandler Court S.W., Suite 240, 753-5989.

Name of Proponent: County Road Administration Board, governmental.

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

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: The northwest region's maximum project RATA contribution is five hundred thousand dollars; 25% limit on percentage of the forecasted regional apportionment amount. The proposal replaces "twenty-five" with "except that on one project for each county there is a maximum RATA contribution of seven hundred fifty thousand dollars; twenty."

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: The northwest region's maximum project RATA contribution is five hundred thousand dollars; 25% limit on percentage of the forecasted regional apportionment amount. The proposal replaces "twenty-five" with the following language "except that on one project for each county there is a maximum RATA contribution of seven hundred fifty thousand dollars; twenty."

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption.

Hearing Location: County Road Administration Board, 2404 Chandler Court S.W., Suite 240, Olympia, WA 98504-0913, on April 17, 2003, at 2:00 p.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Karen Pendleton by April 11, 2003, TDD (800) 833-6384 or (360) 753-5989.

Submit Written Comments to: Karen Pendleton, 2404 Chandler Court S.W., Suite 240, Olympia, WA 98504-0913, fax (360) 586-0386, by April 11, 2003.

Date of Intended Adoption: April 17, 2003.

February 4, 2003

Jay P. Weber

Executive Director

OTS-6172.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-01-021, filed 12/7/98, effective 1/7/99)

WAC 136-161-080   Limitations on allocations of RATA funds to counties.   For any project program period, no county shall receive a RATA fund allocation greater than the following maximum project RATA contribution, or percentage of the forecasted regional apportionment amount:

(1) PSR: No maximum project RATA contribution; 40% limit on percentage of the forecasted regional apportionment amount;

(2) NWR: Maximum project RATA contribution is five hundred thousand dollars((; twenty-five)), except that on one project for each county there is a maximum RATA contribution of seven hundred fifty thousand dollars; twenty percent limit on percentage of the forecasted regional apportionment amount;

(3) NER: No maximum project RATA contribution; twelve and one-half percent limit on percentage of the forecasted regional apportionment amount;

(4) SWR: No maximum project RATA contribution; fifteen percent limit on percentage of the forecasted regional apportionment amount;

(5) SER: No maximum project RATA contribution; percentage varies by county as follows:


(a) Asotin County ten percent
(b) Benton County fourteen percent
(c) Columbia County eleven percent
(d) Franklin County thirteen percent
(e) Garfield County ten percent
(f) Kittitas County thirteen percent
(g) Klickitat County fourteen percent
(h) Walla Walla County fourteen percent
(i) Yakima County twenty percent

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.79 RCW. 99-01-021, 136-161-080, filed 12/7/98, effective 1/7/99; 98-09-070, 136-161-080, filed 4/20/98, effective 5/21/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.79.060. 94-16-111, 136-161-080, filed 8/2/94, effective 9/2/94.]

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