WSR 06-15-141

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


[ Filed July 19, 2006, 11:40 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 468-510 WAC, Lane use restrictions.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 47.52.025 Additional powers, controlling use of limited access facilities -- High occupancy vehicle lanes.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The Washington State Association of Fire Chiefs requests this rule making to facilitate nonemergency time-critical operations of single occupant fire department vehicles.

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. Provide comments or questions about this rule making to Mr. Michael J. Dornfeld, Washington State Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 47344, Olympia, WA 98504-7344, phone (360) 705-7288, fax (360) 705-6826, e-mail dornfem@wsdot.wa.gov.

July 19, 2006

John F. Conrad

Assistant Secretary

Engineering and Regional Operations

Washington State Code Reviser's Office