WSR 06-16-135

PROPOSED RULES

UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION

COMMISSION

[ Docket TC-060177 -- Filed August 2, 2006, 10:08 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 06-05-114.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 480-30-306 Tariffs and time schedules, seven calendar day notice to the commission for auto transportation companies.

Hearing Location(s): Commission Hearing Room 206, Second Floor, Chandler Plaza Building, 1300 South Evergreen Park Drive S.W., Olympia, WA 98504, on September 13, 2006, at 1:30 p.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: September 13, 2006.

Submit Written Comments to: Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, P.O. Box 47250, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail Records@wutc.wa.gov, fax (360) 586-1150, by September 1, 2006.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Ms. Mary DeYoung by September 11, 2006, TTY 1-800-416-5289 or (360) 664-1133.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The commission proposes to change WAC 480-30-306 to reduce the advance notice for filing rate decreases from seven days notice to one day, which will allow more flexibility for companies and customers.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See above.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 80.01.040 and 81.04.160.

Statute Being Implemented: Not applicable.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Washington utilities and transportation commission, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Ms. Penny Hansen, Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, 1300 South Evergreen Park Drive, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 664-1242; Implementation and Enforcement: Carole J. Washburn, Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, 1300 South Evergreen Park Drive, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 664-1174.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The proposed change to the rule will not result in or impose an increase in costs. Because there will not be any increase in costs resulting from the proposed rule change, a small business economic impact statement is not required under RCW 19.85.030(1).

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The commission is not an agency that RCW 34.05.328 applies. The proposed rule is not a significant legislative rule as referenced in RCW 34.05.328(5).

August 2, 2006

Carole J. Washburn

Executive Secretary

OTS-9076.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending General Order No. R-533, Docket No. TC-020497, filed 6/8/06, effective 7/9/06)

WAC 480-30-306   Tariffs and time schedules, ((seven)) one calendar day notice to the commission.   A company must provide at least ((seven)) one calendar ((days')) day's notice to the commission for filings whose only purpose is to implement decreases in rates.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040, 81.04.160, 81.12.050, 81.68.030, and 81.70.270. 06-13-006 (General Order No. R-533, Docket No. TC-020497), 480-30-306, filed 6/8/06, effective 7/9/06.]

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