WSR 04-09-014

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


[ Filed April 9, 2004, 4:35 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: April 9, 2004.

Purpose: Create annual fees and sign installation fees to allow the Department of Transportation to restart operation of the motorist information sign (MIS) program. The annual fees were authorized by authority granted to the department in section 218 of ESHB 2474, the Transportation Supplemental Budget Bill; chapter 229, Laws of 2004, PV. The revisions comply with the maximum fee limits also set forth in section 218.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 468-70-085.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Section 218 of ESHB 2474, the Transportation Supplemental Budget Bill; chapter 229, Laws of 2004, PV.

Other Authority: RCW 47.36.310 and 47.36.320.

Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the public interest.

Reasons for this Finding: The MIS program has been operating in a limited manner since May of 2002. Few businesses have been able to join the program and little day-to-day maintenance of the logos signs and back panels has occurred. Recent legislation directs the department to raise fees, resume the program, and recover all costs associated [with] the program. By instituting the new fees the department can resume the MIS program and begin servicing businesses prior to in time for the busy summer travel season.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

April 9, 2004

John F. Conrad

Assistant Secretary

Legislature Code Reviser 

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office