WSR 06-22-091

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


[ Filed November 1, 2006, 9:28 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Commute trip reduction (CTR) program rules.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 70.94.537.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The rules are needed to specify the requirements for commute trip reduction plans and implementation procedures. The rules are intended to ensure consistency in commute trip reduction plans and in the participation of employers.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The commute trip reduction (CTR) board, RCW 70.94.537, is directed to advise the Washington state department of transportation (WSDOT) on the content of the rules. WSDOT is coordinating development of the rules with the CTR board.

WSDOT is also coordinating development of the rules with affected cities, counties, regional transportation planning organizations, employers, and other interested parties.

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 Keith Cotton, Washington State Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 47387, Olympia, WA 98504-7387.

October 17, 2006

John F. Conrad

Assistant Secretary

Engineering and Regional Operations

Washington State Code Reviser's Office