WSR 03-09-103

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


[ Filed April 22, 2003, 11:22 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: April 8, 2003.

Purpose: To update the agency's central and field organization of the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 468-06-040.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 47.01.031.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 03-04-062 on January 30, 2003.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

April 8, 2003

P. J. Hammond

Chief of Staff

OTS-6179.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-10-021, filed 4/23/02, effective 5/24/02)

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 chief of staff, audit office, equal opportunity office, engineering and regional operations division, ((northwest Washington division,)) Washington state ferries division and the finance and administration ((and support)) division. There are also assistant attorney generals assigned to the department who provide legal services in department matters.

(b) Reporting directly to the chief of staff are the following offices: Communications, governmental liaison office, ombudsman, freight strategy and policy, highways and local programs, public transportation and rail, aviation and transportation economic partnerships.

(c) The following programs report to the assistant secretary for engineering and regional operations, depending upon their needs. Environmental and engineering programs, urban corridors and northwest coordination, maintenance and operations programs and planning and capital program management.

(d) The department field functions are carried out by six regions which are each headed by a region administrator. 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. ((The)) Region administrators ((for Seattle and Tumwater report directly to the assistant secretary for the northwest Washington division. The region administrators for Wenatchee, Vancouver, Yakima and Spokane)) report directly to the assistant secretary for the engineering and regional operations division.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 47.01.031. 02-10-021, 468-06-040, filed 4/23/02, effective 5/24/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 47.01.101. 99-07-013, 468-06-040, filed 3/8/99, effective 4/8/99. 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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