WSR 06-13-051

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


[ Filed June 16, 2006, 1:57 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Permitting business to provide tire chain installation and/or removal services on highway right-of-way.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 47.04 RCW and RCW 47.32.120.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rules are needed to establish the basic program requirements. Inclusion of program requirements in WAC will help enforce program requirements if service provider noncompliance occurs.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has jurisdiction to approve the implementation of this program. Communication and coordination with FHWA is currently taking place and a submittal for formal approval will be submitted to FHWA once the program components are further developed.

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 Enrico Baroga, Washington State Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 47358, Olympia, WA 98504-7358, phone (360) 705-7864, fax (360) 705-6823, e-mail barogar@wsdot.wa.gov.

June 12, 2006

John F. Conrad

Assistant Secretary for

Engineering and Regional Operations

Washington State Code Reviser's Office