WSR 07-13-104

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

[ Filed June 20, 2007, 11:42 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 07-10-132.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Revising rules related to parking fees on the state capitol grounds.

The proposed rule change will apply only to state-owned parking spaces and facilities on the state capitol campus. This proposal does not extend to parking spaces and facilities anywhere outside the state capitol campus.

Hearing Location(s): General Administration Building, First Floor Auditorium, 210 11th Street, Olympia, WA 98504, on July 26, 2007, at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: September 15, 2007.

Submit Written Comments to: Barton Potter, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 41000, Olympia, WA 98504-1000, e-mail bpotter@ga.wa.gov, fax (360) 586-5898, by August 31, 2007.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Barton Potter by July 12, 2007, TTY (360) 664-3799 or (360) 902-7208.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: General administration proposes to raise parking fees on the capitol campus beginning in January 2008. The revision of this rule will also allow the department of general administration to adjust rental parking fees on the state capitol campus at the director's discretion as the market and business needs dictate. The effect of revising this rule will be that general administration will not need to go through rule making every time the director determines a need to adjust parking rates. General administration will give proper notice to state agency stakeholders and capitol campus parkers and provide for a public comment process before any proposed fee adjustment is implemented.

This proposal will amend WAC 236-12-290 to allow the department of general administration to adjust rental parking rates on the state capitol campus at the discretion of the director of the department. RCW 46.08.172 directs the director of general administration to set rates for parking that reduce state subsidization of employee parking and take into account comparable private market rates.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.19.011 (2)(d), 46.08.150, and 46.08.172.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 46.08.172.

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

Agency Comments or Recommendations, if any, as to Statutory Language, Implementation, Enforcement, and Fiscal Matters: The Washington state patrol provides parking enforcement services to general administration.

Name of Proponent: Department of general administration, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Nick Cockrell, P.O. Box 41000, Olympia, WA 98504-1000, (360) 902-7383; Implementation: Barton Potter, P.O. Box 41000, Olympia, WA 98504-1000, (360) 902-7208; and Enforcement: Bob Bippert, P.O. Box 41000, Olympia, WA 98504-1000, (360) 902-7395.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This proposed rule change will impose no costs on business in an industry.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The proposed rule does not constitute a significant legislative rule as described in chapter 34.05 RCW.

June 18, 2007

Linda Villegas Bremer

Director


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-18-064, filed 8/30/04, effective 7/1/05)

WAC 236-12-290   Parking fees.   (1) The fees for rental parking shall be ((as follows:)) set by the director of the department of general administration.

(a) Adjustments to the fees may be made at the discretion of the director of the department of general administration.


((PARKING USES PARKING FEES
(a) Agency assigned uses (visitor, off-campus staff, state cars, etc.)

$ 30.00

(b) Employee uses
(i) General, "zoned" $ 20.00
(ii) Leased/reserved areas and/or stalls $ 25.00
(iii) Disabled employees $ 15.00
(c) Motorcycle, motor-driven cycle/moped uses

$ 10.00

(d) Nonstate personnel uses (concession vendors, lobbyists, day care providers, press corps, etc.)

$ 30.00

(e) Disabled visitor use no charge
(f) Metered parking for visitor use $ .50 per hour))

(g) No charge for carpools/vanpools to which permits have been issued in accordance with WAC 236-12-295.

(h) In addition to the permits issued under (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), and (g) of this subsection, the department may issue other permits including but not limited to agency prepaid monthly, service/delivery and temporary/daily permits; the department will establish a fee schedule for such permits other than permits issued under (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), and (g) of this subsection, and will keep such fee schedule on file at 218 General Administration Building, P.O. Box 41000, Olympia, Washington 98504-1000 and will make it available to any person upon request.

(i) The director has authority to create reserved parking spaces/areas and to determine the rates for such parking;))

(b) The director will establish a fee schedule for ((reserved)) parking spaces/areas and will keep such fee schedule on file at 218 General Administration Building, P.O. Box 41000, Olympia, Washington 98504-1000 and will make it available to any person upon request.

(2) In determining whether to adjust rental parking fees, the director will consider one or more of the following factors:

(a) Parking facility costs;

(b) Available commuting alternatives;

(c) Change in the demand for parking facilities;

(d) Transportation demand management requirements;

(e) Market rates of comparable privately owned or leased property; and

(f) Other circumstances as determined by the director, whereby a change in parking fees is necessary.

(3) The director shall provide notice to state agency stakeholders and capitol campus parkers no later than 60 days prior to any proposed rental parking fees adjustment and provide them a 30-day comment period about the proposed parking fee increases. The director shall consider the comments in adopting adjustments to the rental parking fees.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.19.011 (2)(d), 46.08.150, and 46.08.172. 04-18-064, 236-12-290, filed 8/30/04, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.08.150 and 46.08.172. 92-04-037, 236-12-290, filed 1/30/92, effective 3/1/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.08.150. 85-19-001 (Order 85-02), 236-12-290, filed 9/5/85; 78-05-006 (Order 78-3), 236-12-290, filed 4/7/78; Order 12, 236-12-290, filed 12/19/73; Order 11, 236-12-290, filed 5/22/72; Order 9, 236-12-290, filed 8/14/70; 24, filed 8/19/64.]

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