PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 308-97 WAC, Vehicle license interstate and intransit permits, to include but not limited to WAC 308-97-011 Definitions of a motor carrier and 308-97-230 Appointment of vehicle trip permits agents. This is an alternative to such license registration, secure and operate such vehicle under authority of a trip permit issued by this state in lieu of a Washington certificate of license registration, and licensed gross weight if applicable.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.16.160.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rule making may be required to comply with Executive Order 97-02, which requires periodic review of all rules by an agency. WAC 308-97-230 will need to have subsection (6) removed; there was a misquote on the subsection and [it] is no longer needed. WAC 308-97-011 will make the definition of motor carrier consistent with definitions in other state and federal regulations.
This rule change would result in Department of Licensing vehicle agents and subagents having a better understanding of who a motor carrier is when selling trip permits.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
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.
September 9, 2005
for Steve Boruchowitz, Manager
Policy and Project Office