WSR 05-16-119

AGENDA

UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION

COMMISSION

[ Filed August 3, 2005, 9:27 a.m. ]


Semi-annual Rules Development Agenda

(July 1, 2005 - December 31, 2005)



This report is the Utilities and Transportation Commission's semi-annual report rule development agenda for publication in the Washington State Register pursuant to RCW 34.05.314.

Additional rule-making activity not on the agenda may be undertaken to meet conditions not now anticipated.

Dates that are in "bold" print, indicate that filing has occurred. All other dates are projected. The commission maintains a schedule of rule-making activity that is updated several times per month. See <www.wutc.wa.gov>.


WAC CHAPTER TITLE AGENCY CONTACT PROPOSED TIMELINE DESCRIPTION OF POSSIBLE CHANGES
CR-101 CR-102 CR-103 HEARING
480-70

480-73

480-75

480-90

480-92

480-100

480-110

480-120

480-121

480-140

480-146

Rule on reporting transactions between regulated companies and subsidiaries Fred Ottavelli

Regulatory Services

(360) 664-1297

10/2/02


10/28/02

Supp.


3/13/03

Supp.

9/1/04


12/22/04

Supp.


5/4/05

Supp.

10/13/04


2/1/05


6/15/05

Consider establishing rules that would require reporting of transactions between regulated companies and their subsidiaries.
480-30

480-40

Bus rules Bonnie Allen

Transportation

(360) 664-1226

5/28/02 10/26/05 1/2006 Review of rules as a result of Governor Locke's Executive Order 97-02.
480-100-238

480-90-238

Resource planning rules Graciela Etchart

Energy Section

(360) 664-1310

4/15/03 To be determined To be determined Consider resource planning process revisions. Review of rules as a result of Governor Locke's Executive Order 97-02.
480-107

Electric companies -- Purchasers of electricity Graciela Etchart

Energy Section

(360) 664-1310

4/15/03 To be determined To be determined Review of rules as a result of Governor Locke's Executive Order 97-02.
480-11

SEPA procedures Not assigned 10/26/05 (estimated) To be determined To be determined Incorporate Department of Ecology rules by reference; identify commission's responsible official.
480-15 Household goods Not assigned 11/9/05 5/2006 7/2006 Reflect federal definition, update tariff fees, reconcile with Tariff 15A, and housecleaning.
480-51

Commercial ferries Not assigned To be determined To be determined To be determined Update and incorporate changes in law. On hold pending outcome of legislative interim policy review committee and direction from legislature.
"999" Sections in various chapters of Title 480 WAC Adoption by reference

expedited rule making

Sharyn Bate

Telecom Section

(369) [(360)] 664-1295

N/A CR-105 7/20/05 9/28/05 Update the citations to material that's incorporated by reference.
480-75-240

480-93-240

Review of pipeline safety fee methodology Tim Sweeney

Pipeline Safety

(360) 664-1118

8/11/04 4/20/05


6/16/05

Supp.

7/29/05 Review pipeline safety fee methodology at the request of a pipeline operator.
480-62

Grade crossing protection fund safety project rules

Mike Roswell

Rail Safety

(360) 664-1205

8/24/05 11/2/05 1/2006 Consider adopting rules reflecting the commission's policy interpretive statement on the grade crossing protective fund (chapter 81.53 RCW).
480-04

480-07

Procedural rules tune-up Dennis Moss

ALD

(360) 664-1164


7/15/05 To be determined To be determined Consider changes based on experience since the rules underwent a major revision in 2003.
480-93-005(18), 480-93-017, 480-93-178, 480-93-200 (1)(e) and 480-93-200 (6)(c) Pipeline safety rules Sondra Walsh

Pipeline Safety

(360) 664-1286

8/3/05 10/5/05 11/9/05 Consider possible corrections and clarifications to selected sections of chapter 480-93 WAC.
480-90 Natural gas decoupling Roger Braden

Energy

(360) 664-1312

4/5/05 To be determined To be determined Explores whether it is feasible to utilize an alternative pricing structure for fixed cost recovery that would disassociate such costs from commodity sales volumes and whether rules are necessary or appropriate.
480-120-311 Eligible telecommunications carrier (ETC) designation issues Robert Shirley

Telecom Section

(360) 664-1292


5/4/05

To be determined To be determined Review FCC's recent recommendations for ETC designation and determine whether to adopt similar rules, different rules, or no rules.

480-100 Rules governing interconnection Dick Byers

Policy

(360) 664-1209

8/24/05 To be determined To be determined
480-140-020 Budget filing requirement for telecom companies Not assigned To be determined To be determined To be determined Consider removing subsection (3) referencing telecom companies.
480-31, 480-51, and 480-70 Special needs transportation, commercial ferries, and solid waste Not assigned To be determined To be determined To be determined Implement provisions of SB 5105: Amend, revoke, suspend, or issue certificates on notice of opportunity for hearing.

Please direct any questions to Karen M. Caille at (360) 664-1136 or kcaille@wutc.wa.gov.

Carole J. Washburn

Executive Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office