WSR 05-01-225

AGENDA

UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION

COMMISSION

[ Filed December 22, 2004, 10:13 a.m. ]

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission submits its semi-annual report rule development agenda for publication in the Washington State Register pursuant to RCW 34.05.314.

Please direct any questions to Karen M. Caille at (360) 664-1136 or kcaille@wutc.wa.gov.


Utilities and Transportation Commission

Semi-annual Rules Development Agenda

(January 1, 2005 - June 30, 2005)


This report is the Utilities and Transportation Commission's semi-annual report rule development agenda for publication in the Washington State Register pursuant to RCW 34.05.314.

Additional rule-making activity not on the agenda may be undertaken to meet conditions not now anticipated.

Dates that are in "bold" print, indicate that filing has occurred. All other dates are projected. The commission maintains a schedule of rule-making activity that is updated several times per month. See <www.wutc.wa.gov>.


WAC

CHAPTER

TITLE AGENCY

CONTACT

PROPOSED TIMELINE DESCRIPTION OF

POSSIBLE CHANGES

CR-101 CR-102 CR-103

HEARING

Chapters

480-70

480-73

480-75

480-90

480-92

480-100

480-110

480-120

480-121

480-140

480-146 WAC

Rule on reporting transactions between regulated companies and subsidiaries Fred Ottavelli

Regulatory Services

(360) 664-1297

10/2/02

10/28/02

Supp.

3/13/03

Supp.

9/1/04

12/22/04

Supp.

10/13/04

2/1/05

Consider establishing rules that would require reporting of transactions between regulated companies and their subsidiaries.
Chapters

480-30

480-40

WAC

Bus rules Bonnie Allen

Transportation

(360) 664-1226

5/28/02 4/13/05 6/15/05 Review of rules as a result of Governor Locke's Executive Order 97-02.
Chapter

480-93

WAC

Pipeline safety rules Sondra Walsh

Pipeline Safety

(360) 664-1286

8/9/01 7/21/04

1/5/05

Supp.

2/23/05 Review of rules as a result of Governor Locke's Executive Order 97-02.
WAC

480-100-238

480-90-238

Resource planning rules Graciela Etchart

Energy Section

(360) 664-1310

4/15/03 To be determined To be determined Consider resource planning process revisions. Review of rules as a result of Governor Locke's Executive Order 97-02.
Chapter

480-107

WAC

Electric companies--Purchasers of electricity Graciela Etchart

Energy Section

(360) 664-1310

4/15/03 To be determined To be determined Review of rules as a result of Governor Locke's Executive Order 97-02.
Chapter

480-11

WAC

SEPA procedures Not assigned 3/16/05

(estimated)

To be determined To be determined Incorporate Department of Ecology rules by reference; identify commission's responsible official.
Chapters

480-120

480-80

480-122

WAC

Update to telecom rules Sharyn Bate

Telecom Section

(360) 664-1295

1/21/04

1/27/04

8/18/04

11/1/04

(supple-mental)

9/22/04

12/10/04

Consider minor changes based on experience since the rules underwent a major revision in 2002.
Chapter

480-15

WAC

Household goods Not assigned 2/9/05 8/17/05 10/12/05 Reflect federal definition, update tariff fees, reconcile with Tariff 15A, and housecleaning.
Chapter

480-51

WAC

Commercial ferries Not assigned 8/17/2005 2/2006 4/2006 Review of rules as a result of Governor Locke's Executive Order 97-02
WAC

480-93-999, 480-75-999

Adoption by reference Lindsay Marquez

Pipeline Safety

(360) 664-1302

On hold pending Federal Rulemaking Incorporate new and amended federal rules by reference per 49 C.F.R.
WAC

480-62-218

Point protection for train movements Mike Rowswell

Rail Safety

(360) 664-1265

2/18/04 7/21/04 1/26/05 Consider adopting rules relating to point protection for train movements.
WAC

480-110-255

Review of jurisdictional provisions Danny Kermode

Water Section

(360) 664-1253

4/7/04 1/26/05 3/16/05 Consider clarifying and raising jurisdictional threshold for water companies pursuant to statutory formula.
"999" Sections in various chapters of Title 480 WAC Adoption by reference Not assigned N/A 2/23/05 5/11/05 Update the citations to material that's incorporated by reference.
WAC

480-60-035

Walkways Mike Rowswell

Rail Safety

(360) 664-1205

10/13/04 To be determined To be determined Consider requiring material that is 3/4" or less in size for switching leads.
WAC

480-120-450

Amend E911 obligations of local exchange companies Rebecca Beaton

Telecom Section

(360) 664-1287

11/12/04 6/15/05 7/29/05 Consider establishing a uniform demarcation point in the E911 network for carrier cost recovery.
WAC

480-75-240, 480-93-240

Review of pipeline safety fee methodology Tim Sweeney

Pipeline Safety

(360) 664-1118

8/11/04 2/23/05 4/2705 Review pipeline safety fee methodology at the request of a pipeline operator.
Chapter

480-62 WAC

Grade crossing protection fund safety project rules To be determined To be determined To be determined To be determined Consider adopting rules reflecting the commission's policy interpretive statement on the grade crossing protective fund (chapter 81.53 RCW).
Chapters

480-04

480-07 WAC

Procedural rules tune-up Dennis Moss, ALD

(360) 664-1164

To be determined To be determined To be determined Consider changes based on experience since the rules underwent a major revision in 2003.
WAC

480-07-200

through

480-07-240

Rule-making proceedings Bob Wallis, Director, ALD

(360) 664-1142

Glenn Blackmon,

Director

(360) 664-1290

1/26/05 4/27/05 6/15/05 Review of agency rule-making process and consider whether new or amended rules are needed to implement process improvements.

C. Robert Wallis

for Carole J. Washburn

Executive Secretary

Legislature Code Reviser 

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office