WSR 05-07-022

PROPOSED RULES

COUNTY ROAD

ADMINISTRATION BOARD

[ Filed March 7, 2005, 2:15 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 34.05.310(4).

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 136-28-010, 136-28-020, and 136-28-030, Standards of good practice -- Cooperative procedures for processing of county road accident reports.

Hearing Location(s): County Road Administration Board, 2404 Chandler Court S.W., Suite 240, Olympia, WA 98504-0913, on April 28, 2005, at 2:00 p.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: April 28, 2005.

Submit Written Comments to: Karen Pendleton, 2404 Chandler Court S.W., Suite 240, Olympia, WA 98504-0913, e-mail Karen@crab.wa.gov, fax (360) 586-0386, by April 18, 2005.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Karen Pendleton by April 25, 2004 [2005], TTY (800) 833-6382.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Replaces the "state patrol" with the "Washington state department of transportation" as the receiver of collision reports and cleans up current language.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 36.79 RCW.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: County Road Administration Board, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Randy Hart, 2404 Chandler Court S.W., Suite 240, Olympia, WA 98504-0913, (360) 753-5989; Implementation: Karen Pendleton, 2404 Chandler Court S.W., Suite 240, Olympia, WA 98504-0913, (360) 753-5989; and Enforcement: Jay Weber, 2404 Chandler Court S.W., Suite 240, Olympia, WA 98504-0913, (360) 753-5989.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328.

March 7, 2005

Jay P. Weber

Executive Director

OTS-7914.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-05-001, filed 2/4/04, effective 3/6/04)

WAC 136-28-010   Purpose and authority.   RCW 36.78.070(1) authorizes the county road administration board to establish standards of good practice for the administration of county roads and the efficient movement of people and goods over county roads. In order to implement the requirement of the National Highway Safety Act of 1966 that requires all states, in cooperation with their various local governments, to collect, compile and make reports to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in each state, the county road administration board has acted to coordinate the activities of the county engineers and the ((state patrol)) Washington state department of transportation. Each county engineer is to cooperate in this effort by following the procedure outlined below.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.79 RCW. 04-05-001, 136-28-010, filed 2/4/04, effective 3/6/04; 99-01-021, 136-28-010, filed 12/7/98, effective 1/7/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070 and 36.79.060. 96-17-013, 136-28-010, filed 8/12/96, effective 9/12/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070. 90-17-076 (Order 79), 136-28-010, filed 8/16/90, effective 9/16/90; Order 5, 136-28-010, filed 4/23/68.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 96-17-013, filed 8/12/96, effective 9/12/96)

WAC 136-28-020   Procedure.   The ((state patrol)) Washington state department of transportation (WSDOT) collects ((accident)) collision reports from all law enforcement agencies and receives ((accident)) collision reports from individual drivers. Periodically, the ((state patrol)) WSDOT will send or deliver to the county engineer's office in each county reports with attached county location coding forms (CLCF), concerning ((accidents)) collisions occurring on county roads in that county.

((The county engineer will analyze each report and indicate within the appropriate spaces on the report the county number, the county road number, the milepoint and, if applicable, the road number of the intersecting county road at which the accident occurred. The county engineer shall also indicate in the appropriate space as to whether the location is rural or urban.)) The engineer will analyze the report and complete the CLCF. For those collisions that the county engineer verifies did occur in his/her jurisdiction, only the completed CLCF will be returned to the WSDOT. However, if the engineer determines that the collision did not occur on a roadway in the county's jurisdiction, he/she shall complete the bottom portion of the CLCF and return it and the collision report to the WSDOT.

The coded ((reports)) CLCF will be returned to the ((records section of the state patrol)) WSDOT within ((two weeks)) thirty days of receipt.

((Should the county engineer determine any accident report location is not on a road contained within the latest county road log, he/she shall return the accident report, uncoded, with a transmittal letter indicating to the best of his/her knowledge the appropriate jurisdiction such as private road, state highway, city street, other state agency, federal agency, etc.))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070 and 36.79.060. 96-17-013, 136-28-020, filed 8/12/96, effective 9/12/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070. 90-17-076 (Order 79), 136-28-020, filed 8/16/90, effective 9/16/90; Order 5, 136-28-020, filed 4/23/68.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-01-021, filed 12/7/98, effective 1/7/99)

WAC 136-28-030   Coding detail.   (1) The county number shall be that particular number assigned to each county by the state office of financial management for county identification purposes.

(2) The county ((road)) roadlog number shall be that particular five-digit number, including both leading and trailing zeros if applicable, assigned to each county road according to the county's latest county road log. No local names or numbers or other nomenclature shall be used in coding.

(3) The ((milepoint)) milepost shall be determined as accurately as practicable from a comparison of information on the ((accident)) collision report with the latest county road log.

(4) ((Accidents)) Collisions at an intersection with a state highway will be coded by the state department of transportation.

(5) To ensure uniformity, ((accidents)) collisions at the intersection of any two county roads shall be coded to a road in the following priority order:

(a) The road with the higher functional class;

(b) The road that is the through route;

(c) The road with the lower road number.

(6) ((Accidents)) Collisions on roads and/or at intersections with dual city-county or county-county responsibilities shall be coded in general accordance with the procedures outlined herein based on a mutual understanding between the several jurisdictions involved.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.79 RCW. 99-01-021, 136-28-030, filed 12/7/98, effective 1/7/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070 and 36.79.060. 96-17-013, 136-28-030, filed 8/12/96, effective 9/12/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070. 90-17-076 (Order 79), 136-28-030, filed 8/16/90, effective 9/16/90; Order 5, 136-28-030, filed 4/23/68.]

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