WSR 06-13-052

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


[ Filed June 16, 2006, 2:00 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 468-300-010, 468-300-020, 468-300-040, and 468-300-220.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 47.56.030, 47.60.326.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Review of Washington state ferries' fuel expenditures has necessitated discussion of a potential ferry fare increase.

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 Mr. Ray Deardorf, Planning Director, Washington State Ferries, 2901 Third Avenue, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98121-3014, phone (206) 515-3491, fax (206) 515-3499.

A. Daniel O'Neal, Chair

Transportation Commission

Washington State Code Reviser's Office