WSR 05-22-060

PERMANENT RULES

COUNTY ROAD

ADMINISTRATION BOARD

[ Filed October 31, 2005, 11:41 a.m. , effective December 1, 2005 ]


Purpose: To establish a new standard of good practice for maintenance management. New section WAC 136-11-040, establishes maintenance management requirements; new section WAC 136-11-050, establishes an annual review by the County Road Administration Board; and new section WAC 136-11-060, states that the County Road Administration Board, by request, will provide to counties technical assistance related to defining, developing, operating, managing and utilizing maintenance management procedures.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending chapter 136-11 WAC.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 36.79 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-17-015 on August 4, 2005.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: October 27, 2005.

Jay P. Weber

Executive Director

OTS-7650.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-01-021, filed 12/7/98, effective 1/7/99)

WAC 136-11-010   Purpose and authority.   The laws of the state of Washington ((specify)) provide in RCW 36.80.030 that the county engineer shall have supervision, under the direction of the county legislative authority, of maintaining all county roads of the county. The purpose of maintenance management is to recognize that ((the majority of)) many road maintenance activities can be planned, scheduled and accomplished in a predetermined manner ((which will result in improved economics of operation, public safety and welfare, and preservation of investment of county roads: Provided, however, That maintenance management shall not be mandatory and shall not be considered in the issuance of certificates of good practice)). RCW 36.78.121 directs the county road administration board, or its successor entity, to establish a standard of good practice for maintenance of transportation system assets.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.79 RCW. 99-01-021, 136-11-010, filed 12/7/98, effective 1/7/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070 and 36.79.060. 96-17-013, 136-11-010, filed 8/12/96, effective 9/12/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.78 RCW. 80-02-105 (Order 37), 136-11-010, filed 1/24/80.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-01-021, filed 12/7/98, effective 1/7/99)

WAC 136-11-020   Goal.   This chapter is intended to ((encourage each county engineer to apply)) establish basic management principles ((to)) for road maintenance activities and to set forth specific goals and objectives relative to the results to be achieved.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.79 RCW. 99-01-021, 136-11-020, filed 12/7/98, effective 1/7/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070 and 36.79.060. 96-17-013, 136-11-020, filed 8/12/96, effective 9/12/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.78 RCW. 80-02-105 (Order 37), 136-11-020, filed 1/24/80.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-01-021, filed 12/7/98, effective 1/7/99)

WAC 136-11-030   Objectives.   ((For the guidance and information of the county engineer developing a maintenance management program the following objectives merit serious consideration:

(1) To provide, annually, opportunities for key personnel to receive initial training or refresher training in the principles of maintenance management.

(2) To develop countywide maintenance standards or levels of service for each major maintenance activity.

(3) To develop standards of performance for individuals and work crews setting forth both the quality and quantity of results anticipated.

(4) To prepare an annual maintenance program for adoption coincident with the annual budget and construction program which is to identify resource requirements in terms of staff resources, equipment and materials, and the costs of each.

(5) To schedule, on an annual basis, major maintenance activities based on available budgeted maintenance funds so as to achieve an optimum balance of resources in the available time.

(6) To develop, and annually update, a long range equipment replacement program encompassing all major road department equipment so as to meet the equipment demands of the maintenance program.

(7) To establish an information reporting system capable of compiling data needed to allow comparison of actual performance with established performance standards and budgetary constraints.

(8) To discuss, at least biennially, with appropriate supervisory personnel the data regarding utilization of staff resources, equipment and materials so as to assure the lowest attainable unit cost for each maintenance activity.

(9) To provide adequate information to all maintenance personnel regarding goals and objectives of the county's maintenance management program.

(10) To explore and evaluate new techniques, products, equipment and ideas which show promise of significantly improving performance or decreasing cost in any segment of the maintenance management effort.)) (1) To preserve the investment made in roads, bridges, and roadway appurtenances.

(2) To create stronger accountability to ensure that cost-effective maintenance and preservation is provided for transportation facilities.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.79 RCW. 99-01-021, 136-11-030, filed 12/7/98, effective 1/7/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070 and 36.79.060. 96-17-013, 136-11-030, filed 8/12/96, effective 9/12/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.78 RCW. 80-02-105 (Order 37), 136-11-030, filed 1/24/80.]


NEW SECTION
WAC 136-11-040   Maintenance management requirements.   (1) An inventory of significant maintenance features (physical assets), as determined by the county, shall be maintained.

(2) Maintenance management is based upon work activities. Work activity guidelines shall be defined, by each county, for the significant activities representing the maintenance work to be performed. Definitions shall include an activity code, title, description, work unit and inventory unit.

(3) An annual work program and budget shall be prepared. The activity-based work program and budget shall summarize the kinds and amounts of work planned and the costs of the planned work.

(4) The resources needed to accomplish the annual work program shall be documented.

(5) Work scheduling procedures shall be documented.

(6) Work accomplishment and expenditure shall be monitored.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 136-11-050   Annual review.   On an annual basis, beginning in calendar year 2008, the county road administration board shall review compliance with the requirements of WAC 136-11-040 and report the results to the transportation commission or its successor entity.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 136-11-060   County road administration board assistance.   To assist each county to meet its requirements, the county road administration board shall provide maintenance management support and training. The county road administration board will also provide to counties, upon request, technical assistance related to defining, developing, operating, managing and utilizing maintenance management procedures.

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