WSR 05-05-004

PERMANENT RULES

TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT BOARD


[ Filed February 4, 2005, 12:44 p.m. , effective March 7, 2005 ]


Purpose: RCW 47.26.260 requires the board to consider the financial resources available to counties and cities when determining matching fund requirements. Currently, two different approaches are used to determine match requirements for the Transportation Improvement Board's (TIB's) two urban programs. The transportation partnership program requires a minimum local match of 20% of the total project cost. The minimum match for the AIP is determined by population and ranges between 10 and 20%. These requirements extend to all incorporated cities with a population of 5,000 or greater and all counties that contain a federal urban area. Population by itself is not a good indicator of a local agency's ability to provide local match to a transportation project. Under this proposal, smaller to mid-sized agencies will be required to provide a smaller amount of local match. Larger agencies are already required to provide the maximum amount of local match and will not be impacted.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending 2 [WAC 479-14-180 and 479-12-150].

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 47.26 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-24-006 on November 19, 2004.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: January 28, 2005.

Stevan Gorcester

Executive Director

OTS-7657.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-24-038, filed 11/23/99, effective 12/24/99)

WAC 479-14-180   Local/private matching funds on transportation partnership program projects.   Transportation partnership program funds for urban program projects authorized by the board shall be matched by an amount not less than twenty percent of the total cost of the ((transportation)) project for cities with a valuation greater than $2.5 billion and counties with road levy valuations greater than $10 billion, an amount not less than fifteen percent of the total cost of the project for cities with valuations between $2.5 billion and $1.0 billion and counties with road levy valuations between $10.0 billion and $3.0 billion, and not less than ten percent of the total cost of the project for cities with a valuation of less than $1.0 billion and counties with road levy valuation of less than $3.0 billion. The board shall use the valuations as last determined by the department of revenue. Matching funds will be considered to be all contributions other than those provided by the board.

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 47.26 and 47.66 RCW. 99-24-038, 479-14-180, filed 11/23/99, effective 12/24/99.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-24-038, filed 11/23/99, effective 12/24/99)

WAC 479-12-150   Matching ratios for arterial improvement program projects.   Urban arterial trust account funds for local agency arterial projects shall be matched ((in accordance with the following scheduled percentage of the total project cost.

City with a population less than 10,000 or a county with a population less than 70,000 - 10% match.

City with a population from 10,000 to 14,999 or a county with a population from 70,000 to 210,000 - 15% match.

City with a population from 15,000 and up or a county with a population over 210,000 - 20% match)) by an amount not less than twenty percent of the total cost of the project for cities with a valuation greater than $2.5 billion and counties with road levy valuations greater than $10 billion, an amount not less than fifteen percent of the total cost of the project for cities with valuations between $2.5 billion and $1.0 billion and counties with road levy valuations between $10.0 billion and $3.0 billion, and not less than ten percent of the total cost of the project for cities with a valuation of less than $1.0 billion and counties with road levy valuation of less than $3.0 billion. The board shall use the valuations as last determined by the department of revenue.

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 47.26 and 47.66 RCW. 99-24-038, 479-12-150, filed 11/23/99, effective 12/24/99.]

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