PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 204-74A WAC, Standards for school bus warning lamps.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.37.290 and 46.37.005.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The WAC is outdated, and the update is needed to stay current with the changing technology of school bus warning lamp systems.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), they brought the changes to our attention.
Process for Developing New Rule: Worked with OSPI to update the WAC according to the manufacturing of school buses has changed in relation to the warning lamps.
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 Unit, P.O. Box 42614, Olympia, WA 98504-2614, firstname.lastname@example.org, (360) 753-3697, or fax (360) 586-8233.
August 13, 2004
Lowell M. Porter