WSR 05-17-149

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


[ Filed August 22, 2005, 1:11 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amendment to Highway Advertising Control Act, chapter 468-66 WAC.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 47.42 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Amends chapter 468-66 WAC; reorganizes the entire chapter to combine information by unique subject matter; revises the permit fee, making it a nonrefundable fee; establishes a fee for replacement of lost permit tags; and adds essential definitions for "nonconforming signs," "illegal signs," "visible development," "destroyed."

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: There are no other agencies that regulate highway advertising control on state highways.

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 Pat O'Leary, Outdoor Advertising Control Program Manager, Washington State Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 47344, Olympia, WA 98504-7344, phone (360) 705-7280, fax (360) 705-7296.

August 22, 2005

John F. Conrad

Assistant Secretary

Engineering and Regional Operations

Washington State Code Reviser's Office