WSR 06-24-119

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


[ Filed December 6, 2006, 9:26 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: (1) Establishment of toll rate.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 47.56.030 Powers and duties regarding toll facilities, 47.56.240 Fixing of toll rates.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Establishment of toll rate.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Washington state transportation commission is charged with the setting of tolls with recommendations from the citizen advisory committee.

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. R. David Pope, Toll Systems Manager, Washington State Department of Transportation, Olympic Region, Tacoma Narrows Bridge Project, 3214 50th Street Court N.W., Suite 302, Gig Harbor, WA 98335-8583, e-mail Poped@wsdot.wa.gov or orfeedback@wsdot.wa.gov, phone (253) 534-4673, (253) 534-4640 or toll-free at (877) 762-7769, fax (253) 534-4679.

December 5, 2006

Reema Griffith

Executive Director

Transportation Commission

Washington State Code Reviser's Office