WSR 04-21-037

PROPOSED RULES

UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION

COMMISSION

[ Filed October 15, 2004, 12:23 p.m. ]

Continuance of WSR 04-17-057.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 04-05-103.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 480-62-218 Point protection, WUTC Docket No. TR-040151.

Hearing Location(s): Commission Hearing Room 206, Second Floor, Chandler Plaza Building, 1300 South Evergreen Park Drive S.W., Olympia, WA 98504, on December 10, 2004, at 9:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: December 10, 2004.

Submit Written Comments to: Carole J. Washburn, Secretary, P.O. Box 47250, Olympia, WA 98504-7250, e-mail records@wutc.wa.gov, fax (360) 586-1150, by November 19, 2004. Please include Docket No. TR-040151 in your communication.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Mary DeYoung by December 8, 2004, TTY (360) 586-8203 or (360) 664-1133.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The proposal would add to rules governing railroad operations a rule addressing point protection. The proposed rule would require railroads to protect the leading end of train movements to add safety for employees that might be present on the tracks ahead of the movement, vehicles using road crossings, and trains on connected tracks.

The purpose of this continuance of WSR 04-17-057 is to provide notice of a change in the adoption and hearing dates for this rule making from October 13, 2004, to December 10, 2004. In addition, the commission seeks comments from interested persons by November 19, 2004, to assist the commission in determining whether it has adequate state statutory authority to adopt the proposed rule.

Name of Proponent: Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Mike Rowswell, Rail Safety Manager, 1300 South Evergreen Park Drive S.W., Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 664-1265; Implementation and Enforcement: Carole J. Washburn, Executive Secretary,

October 15, 2004

Carole J. Washburn

Executive Secretary

by C. Robert Wallace

Legislature Code Reviser 

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office