WSR 06-11-159

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed May 24, 2006, 8:34 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 308-56A WAC, Certificates of title -- Motor vehicles, etc., to include but not limited to WAC 308-56A-210 Ownership in doubt, 308-56A-150 Certificate of vehicle inspection, and 308-56A-115 Vehicles from jurisdiction other than Washington.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.01.110.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Add language to the rule to include eliminating certain vehicle use classes from requiring a Washington state patrol (WSP) vehicle identification number (VIN) inspection. This rule will make clear which vehicles must have a WSP VIN inspection.

The purpose for the change is to reduce record retention for vehicle/vessel microfiche from twenty years to six years (plus current year) to be in compliance with records management laws. To offset the workload increase for WSP, the rule change will eliminate certain types of inspection currently required by rule e.g., mopeds, small personal use trailers, and off-road vehicles, travel trailers, campers, and motor homes over ten years old.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Committee with stakeholder review.

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) 902-0140, TTY (360) 664-8885, e-mail DBROWN@dol.wa.gov.

May 23, 2006

Julie Knittle, Administrator

Title and Registration Services

Washington State Code Reviser's Office