WSR 04-23-053

PROPOSED RULES

UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION

COMMISSION

[ Filed November 12, 2004, 10:59 a.m. ]

Continuance of WSR 04-21-037.

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 1:30 p.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 the continuance of WSR 04-21-03 [04-21-037] is to provide notice of a change in the time of the hearing to receive public comment regarding adoption of the rule proposal in this docket. The hearing time has been changed from 9:30 a.m. on December 10, 2004, to 1:30 p.m. on December 10, 2004.

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, 1300 South Evergreen Park Drive S.W., Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 664-1174.

November 12, 2004

Carole J. Washburn

Executive Secretary

Legislature Code Reviser 

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office