WSR 04-05-001

PERMANENT RULES

COUNTY ROAD

ADMINISTRATION BOARD

[ Filed February 4, 2004, 12:27 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: January 10 [15], 2004.

Purpose: WAC 136-130-040, 136-130-060, and 136-130-070 have been amended to better define prioritization in the rural arterial program regions. WAC 136-28-010 has been amended to reflect an update of a name change of a national organization.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 136-130-040, 136-130-060, 136-130-070, and 136-28-010.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 36.79 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 03-21-135 on October 21, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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.

February 3, 2004

Jay P. Weber

Executive Director

OTS-6739.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-09-077, filed 4/17/01, effective 5/18/01)

WAC 136-130-040   Project prioritization in northwest region (NWR).   Each county in the NWR may submit projects requesting RATA funds not to exceed five hundred thousand dollars per project, except that on one project for each county there is a maximum RATA contribution of seven hundred fifty thousand dollars; and ((fifty)) forty percent of the forecasted regional apportionment. No bridge replacement projects will be funded. Each project shall be rated in accordance with the NWR RAP reconstruction or 3R rating procedures. NWR RAP reconstruction rating points shall be assigned on the basis of forty points for structural condition, forty points for geometrics, ten points for traffic volume, ten points for traffic accidents, five points for any project on a major collector (07), and ten points for any project on a rural principal arterial (02) or a rural minor arterial (06). Prioritization of NWR projects shall be on the basis of total NWR RAP rating points shown on the project worksheet and the prospectus form of the project application.

NWR RAP 3R rating points shall be assigned on the basis of thirty points for structural condition, twenty points for geometrics, ten points for traffic volume, ten points for traffic accidents, ten points for any project on a minor collector (08), and thirty points for 3R safety. Prioritization of NWR 3R projects shall be on the basis of total NWR 3R RAP rating points shown on the project worksheet and the prospectus form of the project application.

A total of twenty points representing local significance may be added to one project in each county's biennial submittal.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.79 RCW. 01-09-077, 136-130-040, filed 4/17/01, effective 5/18/01; 99-01-021, 136-130-040, filed 12/7/98, effective 1/7/99; 98-09-070, 136-130-040, filed 4/20/98, effective 5/21/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070 and 36.79.060. 96-17-013, 136-130-040, filed 8/12/96, effective 9/12/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.79.060. 94-10-022, 136-130-040, filed 4/27/94, effective 5/28/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.79.060 and 1983 1st ex.s. c 49. 90-22-083 (Order 82), 136-130-040, filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.78 RCW. 84-16-065 (Order 56), 136-130-040, filed 7/30/84.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-05-009, filed 2/8/01, effective 3/11/01)

WAC 136-130-060   Project prioritization in southeast region (SER).   Each county in the SER may submit projects requesting RATA funds not to exceed twice the per county limit of the forecasted SER biennial apportionment which is listed as follows:


Asotin County ten percent
Benton County fourteen percent
Columbia County eleven percent
Franklin County thirteen percent
Garfield County ten percent
Kittitas County thirteen percent
Klickitat County fourteen percent
Walla Walla County fourteen percent
Yakima County twenty percent

Each project shall be rated in accordance with the SER RAP bridge, reconstruction or 3R rating procedures. Ten percent of the forecasted SER biennial apportionment shall be reserved for bridge projects. Federally funded bridges for which counties are seeking matching funds shall receive first consideration for these funds, ranked against each other according to the WSDOT priority array. Bridges receiving federal funding may be added to this list at any time during the biennium. Stand-alone bridges may compete for funds in this reserve that remain after all bridges seeking match for federal funds have been funded. These bridges will be rated against each other according to their total points assigned from the RAP Rating Worksheets for the SER. Whatever part of the bridge reserve that is not allocated to bridge projects shall be available for allocation to other RAP projects.

SER RAP reconstruction rating points shall be assigned on the basis of forty-five points for structural condition, thirty points for geometrics, twenty-two points for traffic volume, five points for traffic accidents.

SER RAP 3R rating points shall be assigned on the basis of twenty points for structural condition, twenty-five points for geometrics, twelve points for traffic volume, ten points for traffic accidents, twenty-five points for roadside safety, and ten points for intersection operation.

A total of twenty points representing local significance may be added to one project in each county's biennial submittal. Prioritization of SER projects shall be on the basis of total SER RAP bridge, reconstruction or 3R rating points shown on the project worksheet and the prospectus form of the project application.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.79 RCW. 01-05-009, 136-130-060, filed 2/8/01, effective 3/11/01; 99-01-021, 136-130-060, filed 12/7/98, effective 1/7/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.79.060. 97-06-006, 136-130-060, filed 2/24/97, effective 3/27/97; 94-10-020, 136-130-060, filed 4/27/94, effective 5/28/94; 92-13-038 (Order 88), 136-130-060, filed 6/10/92, effective 7/11/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.79.060 and 1983 1st ex.s. c 49. 90-22-083 (Order 82), 136-130-060, filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.78 RCW. 88-05-040 (Order 68), 136-130-060, filed 2/16/88; 84-16-065 (Order 56), 136-130-060, filed 7/30/84.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-11-008, filed 5/2/02, effective 6/2/02)

WAC 136-130-070   Project prioritization in southwest region (SWR).   Each county in the SWR may submit projects requesting RATA funds not to exceed thirty percent of the forecasted SWR biennial apportionment. No bridge replacement projects will be funded. Each project shall be rated in accordance with the SWR RAP reconstruction or 3R rating procedures. SWR RAP reconstruction rating points shall be assigned on the basis of fifty road condition points, consisting of twenty-five points for structural condition and twenty-five points for surface condition, fifty points for geometrics, ten points for traffic volume and ten points for traffic accidents, except that portland cement concrete surfaces and asphalt surfaces with cement concrete bases shall have fifty points for road surface condition and no points for structural condition and except that gravel roads shall have fifty points maximum for surface condition, and fifteen points maximum for roadbed width in geometrics and no other geometric points. SWR RAP 3R rating points shall be assigned on the basis of thirty road condition points, consisting of fifteen points for structural condition and fifteen points for surface condition, twenty points for geometrics, ten points for traffic volume, ten points for traffic accidents and thirty points for 3R safety, except that portland cement concrete surfaces and asphalt surfaces with cement concrete bases shall have thirty points for road surface condition and no points for structural condition and except that gravel roads shall have thirty points maximum for surface condition, and fifteen points maximum for roadbed width in geometrics and no other geometric points. Prioritization of SWR projects shall be on the basis of total SWR RAP rating points shown on the project worksheets and the prospectus form of the project application.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.79 RCW. 02-11-008, 136-130-070, filed 5/2/02, effective 6/2/02; 01-05-009, 136-130-070, filed 2/8/01, effective 3/11/01; 99-24-057, 136-130-070, filed 11/29/99, effective 12/30/99; 99-01-021, 136-130-070, filed 12/7/98, effective 1/7/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.79.060. 92-13-038 (Order 88), 136-130-070, filed 6/10/92, effective 7/11/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.79.060 and 1983 1st ex.s. c 49. 90-22-083 (Order 82), 136-130-070, filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.78 RCW. 88-05-040 (Order 68), 136-130-070, filed 2/16/88; 86-06-005 (Order 61), 136-130-070, filed 2/20/86; 84-16-065 (Order 56), 136-130-070, filed 7/30/84.]

OTS-6738.1


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

WAC 136-28-010   Purpose and authority.   RCW 36.78.070(1) authorizes the county road administration board to establish standards of good practice for the administration of county roads and the efficient movement of people and goods over county roads. In order to implement the requirement of the National Highway Safety Act of 1966 that requires all states, in cooperation with their various local governments, to collect, compile and make reports to the National Highway Traffic Safety ((Bureau of Accident Statistics)) Administration in each state, the county road administration board has acted to coordinate the activities of the county engineers and the state patrol. Each county engineer is to cooperate in this effort by following the procedure outlined below.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.79 RCW. 99-01-021, 136-28-010, filed 12/7/98, effective 1/7/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070 and 36.79.060. 96-17-013, 136-28-010, filed 8/12/96, effective 9/12/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070. 90-17-076 (Order 79), 136-28-010, filed 8/16/90, effective 9/16/90; Order 5, 136-28-010, filed 4/23/68.]

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