PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 308-56A WAC, Certificates of title -- Motor vehicles, etc. and chapter 308-96A WAC, Vehicle licenses, to include but not limited to rules associated with implementation of 2SSB 5916, Tax incentives for clean/alternate fuel vehicles.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.16.010.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rule making may be required to implement the requirements of 2SSB 5916, that was passed in the 59th legislature (2005 regular session). The amended rules would provide definitions for "light duty trucks," "medium duty passenger vehicles," and "hybrid technology." A new rule would describe how the Department of Licensing would work with the Department of Revenue and provide a list of qualified vehicles that are provided by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Department of Revenue.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Dale R. Brown, Management Analyst, Policy and Project Office, Mailstop 48001, P.O. Box 2956, Olympia, WA 98507-2957 or by phone (360) 902-4020, fax (360) 902-3827, TTY (360) 664-8885, e-mail DBROWN@dol.wa.gov.
Steve Boruchowitz, Manager
Policy and Project Office