WSR 07-02-058

AGENDA

UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION

COMMISSION

[ Filed December 28, 2006, 1:45 p.m. ]

The Washington utilities and transportation commission submits its semi-annual report rule development agenda for publication in the Washington State Register pursuant to RCW 34.05.314.

Please direct any questions to Kippi Walker at (360) 664-1139 or kwalker@wutc.wa.gov.

Semi-annual Rules Development Agenda

(January 1, 2007 - June 30, 2007)



This report is the utilities and transportation commission's semi-annual report rule development agenda for publication in the Washington State Register pursuant to RCW 34.05.314.

Additional rule-making activity not on the agenda may be undertaken to meet conditions not now anticipated.

Dates that are in "bold" print, indicate that filing has occurred. All other dates are projected. The commission maintains a schedule of rule-making activity that is updated several times per month. See <www.wutc.wa.gov>.


WAC

CHAPTER

TITLE AGENCY

CONTACT

PROPOSED TIMELINE DESCRIPTION OF POSSIBLE CHANGES
CR-101 CR-102 CR-103 HEARING
Chapters

480-108, 480-100

WAC

Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) standard compliance rule making Dick Byers

Policy

(360) 664-1209

6/7/06 3/7/07 5/9/07 Examine whether new or modified regulations are needed to govern aspects of investor-owned electric utility operations for which new federal standards are included in the Energy Policy Act of 2005. These new federal standards address: (1) Net-metering, (2) fuel sources, (3) fossil fuel generation efficiency, (4) smart metering, and (5) interconnection.
Chapters

480-80, 480-120, 480-121

WAC

Price list elimination rule making Tom Wilson

Telecom Section

(360) 664-1282

5/3/06 7/25/06

Supp. CR-102

10/13/06

12/13/06 Consider changes to rules relating to price lists in light of SSB 6473, which eliminates the requirement that telecommunications companies file price lists.
Chapter

480-93

WAC

Pipeline safety rules Ilyne Lawson

Pipeline Safety

(360) 664-1302

7/19/06 2/7/07 4/11/07 Review of rules in chapter 480-93 WAC, Gas safety rules.
Chapter

480-75

WAC

Hazardous liquids safety rules Ilyne Lawson

Pipeline Safety

(360) 664-1302

7/19/06 12/6/06 2/7/07 Review of rules in chapter 480-75 WAC, Hazardous liquid safety rules.
WAC 480-120-071 Telecom line extension rule making Wilford Saunders

(360) 664-1245

3/1/07 To be determined To be determined Consider standards for line extensions to unserved areas.
Chapter

480-15 WAC

Household goods rules Steve King

(360) 664-1115

3/15/07 9/12/07 11/7/07 Review of rules in chapter 480-15 WAC.
WAC 480-62-155 Repeal train speed rule Vicki Elliott

(360) 664-1100

2/15/07 To be determined To be determined An expedited rule making to repeal WAC 480-62-155 which has been rendered meaningless by the passage of ESSB 6679 (chapter 70, Laws of 2006).
Chapters 480-93 and 480-75 WAC Gas and hazardous liquid pipelines procedural rules Alan Rathbun

(360) 664-1254

5/1/07 To be determined To be determined Consider rules establishing procedures for enforcing pipeline safety rules.
Chapters 480-93 and 480-75 WAC Gas and hazardous liquid pipelines corrosion control rules Alan Rathbun

(360) 664-1254

5/1/07 To be determined To be determined Consider rules related to protecting pipelines from internal corrosion.
Chapter 480-100 WAC Renewable resource rules Nicolas Garcia

(360) 664-1346

1/07 6/07 11/07 Consider changes to electric and gas rules related to certain conservation standards as a result of I-937 which requires that utilities obtain a certain proportion of their electricity needs from renewable resources.

David W. Danner

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office