WSR 05-13-070

PROPOSED RULES

UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION

COMMISSION

[ Docket No. P-041344 -- Filed June 13, 2005, 11:10 a.m. ]

Continuance of WSR 05-09-122.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 04-17-056.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: This rule-making proposal would amend WAC 480-75-240 Annual pipeline safety fee methodology and 480-93-240 Annual pipeline safety fee methodology, to change the current pipeline safety fee methodology for allocating pipeline safety program costs to regulated pipeline companies.

Hearing Location(s): Commission Hearing Room 206, Second Floor, Chandler Plaza Building, 1300 South Evergreen Park Drive S.W., Olympia, WA 98504, on July 29, 2005, at 9:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: July 29, 2005.

Submit Written Comments to: Carole J. Washburn, Executive Secretary, P.O. Box 47250, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail records@wutc.wa.gov, fax (360) 586-1150, by July 15, 2005. Please include Docket No. P-041344 in your communication.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Mary De Young by Wednesday, July 27, 2005, TTY (360) 586-8203 or (360) 664-1133.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The proposal changes the method by which pipeline safety fees are allocated to regulated pipeline companies. The effect will be that some companies may pay more than under the current rule and others may pay less. The rule does not change the overall amount of fee collection.

The purpose of the continuance of WSR 05-09-122 is to provide notice of a change in the date of the hearing to receive public comment regarding adoption of the rule proposal in this document. The date of the hearing as been changed from June 15, 2005, at 9:30 a.m. to July 9, 2005, at 9:30 a.m.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 80.01.040, 80.04.160, 81.04.160, 80.24.060, and 81.24.090.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 80.24.060 and 81.24.090.

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

Name of Proponent: Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Tim Sweeney, Team Leader, 1300 Evergreen Park Drive S.W., Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 664-1118; Implementation and Enforcement: Carole J. Washburn, Executive Secretary, 1300 Evergreen Park Drive S.W., Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 664-1174.

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.

June 13, 2005

Carole J. Washburn

Executive Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office