WSR 03-14-027

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


[ Filed June 20, 2003, 11:57 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 468-38-110 Escort vehicle requirements, is being proposed for change to clarify existing procedures. Clarification has been deemed necessary by the Pilot Escort Oversight Committee (PEOC) in order to provide a more sound basis for training in the pilot/escort vehicle operator training program.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.44.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The current WAC has certain ambiguities that have resulted in varying interpretations by instructors of pilot/escort vehicle operator training. The PEOC has undertaken the review of the rule in order to remove the ambiguities.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Washington State Patrol (WSP) and the WSDOT, along with industry, are represented on the PEOC, and will be a part [of] developing and coordinating the clarifying revisions.

Process for Developing New Rule: Developed in a committee of regulatory and industry representatives.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Barry Diseth, Motor Carrier Services, Washington State Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 47367, Olympia, WA 98504-7367, e-mail disethb@wsdot.wa.gov, phone (360) 704-6340, fax (360) 704-6350.

June 17, 2003

John F. Conrad

Assistant Secretary

Engineering and Regional Operations

Legislature Code Reviser 

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