WSR 04-10-054



[ Filed April 30, 2004, 2:12 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 204-91A WAC, Towing businesses.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.37.005.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To update and clarify the WAC. The anticipated effect of the amendments to chapter 204-91A WAC are to clarify procedures for inspections; applying for a letter of appointment; issuance of a letter of appointment; suspension or revocation of a letter of appointment; hearing procedures; business hours; handling personal property; fees; tow truck equipment standards; and to make some necessary changes in the wording.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Department of Licensing.

Process for Developing New Rule: Worked with the towing industry and WSP inspectors to update the current WAC to reflect how the towing industry has changed and further define expectations of the industry.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Washington State Patrol Equipment and Standards Review, P.O. Box 42614, Olympia, WA 98504-2614,, (360) 753-3697, fax (360) 586-8233.

April 30, 2004

Lowell Porter


Legislature Code Reviser 


Washington State Code Reviser's Office