WSR 05-08-096

EXPEDITED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed April 4, 2005, 9:34 a.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 308-96A WAC, Vehicle licenses, to include WAC 308-96A-026 Vehicle transit permits.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Katherine Iyall Vasquez, Department of Licensing, 1125 Washington Street S.E., P.O. Box 2957, Olympia, WA 98507-2957 , AND RECEIVED BY June 7, 2005.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Drivers licensing offices have an old paper version of the transit permit that is no longer used by vehicle licensing offices. Current transit permits are issued through the vehicle licensing system and we are discontinuing the old paper version in an effort to have better control over this inventory item.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Sound management practices require the department to have better control over this and processes and procedures would have to otherwise be put in place for just a few permits. There will be very little customer impact because licensing service offices have issued very few of these permits. Because of the availability of agents and subagents to process and issue these permits, this rule change will be a cost-effective way to control inventory without undue negative customer impact.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 65.20.110.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 65.20.090.

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

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Katherine Iyall Vasquez, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, (360) 902-3718; Implementation and Enforcement: Eric Andersen, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, (360) 902-4045.

March 31, 2005

James A. Fellows

for Fred Stephens

Director

OTS-8017.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-08-002, filed 3/24/04, effective 4/24/04)

WAC 308-96A-026   Vehicle transit permit.   (1) What is a vehicle transit permit?

A vehicle transit permit is a document that authorizes an individual to operate a vehicle on a public highway of this state solely for the purpose of obtaining necessary documentation to complete an application for a Washington certificate of ownership or registration. Use of the vehicle is restricted to the reason(s) indicated on the permit.

(2) How may a vehicle transit permit be used?

A vehicle transit permit may be used to obtain:

(a) A Washington state patrol inspection;

(b) A scale weight slip;

(c) An emission test; or

(d) Any other purpose that the department deems necessary.

(3) Where do I obtain a vehicle transit permit?

You may obtain a vehicle transit permit from((:

(a))) Washington vehicle licensing offices((; or

(b) Washington drivers services-licensing services offices)).

(4) How long is the vehicle transit permit valid?

The permit is valid only for the days shown on the permit and may not exceed two days. The two days do not need to be consecutive.

(5) What information is required to issue the vehicle transit permit?

(a) Description of the vehicle for which the permit is issued, which may include make, model, model year, and vehicle identification number;

(b) Name and address of person obtaining the permit;

(c) Specific purpose for which the permit is issued;

(d) The date or dates on which the permit is valid, for a maximum of two days;

(e) Applicant's signature; and

(f) Signature of vehicle licensing agent or issuing authority.

(6) How much does a vehicle transit permit cost?

There is no fee for the vehicle transit permit, however vehicle-licensing subagents charge a service fee.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110, 46.16.125, 46.16.225, 46.16.276, 46.16.060, 46.16.600, 43.17.060. 04-08-002, 308-96A-026, filed 3/24/04, effective 4/24/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110, 46.16.135, 46.46.16.225 [46.16.225], 46.16.490, and 46.16.276. 01-17-017, 308-96A-026, filed 8/3/01, effective 9/3/01; 98-19-075, 308-96A-026, filed 9/21/98, effective 10/22/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110. 92-15-025, 308-96A-026, filed 7/6/92, effective 8/6/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.16.276. 86-23-045 (Order TL/RG 28), 308-96A-026, filed 11/18/86.]

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