WSR 07-14-151

AGENDA

UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION

COMMISSION

[ Filed July 5, 2007, 9:52 a.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@utc.wa.gov.


Semi-annual Rules Development Agenda

(July 1, 2007 - December 31, 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.utc.wa.gov.

WAC

CHAPTER

TITLE

AGENCY

CONTACT

PROPOSED TIMELINE

DESCRIPTION OF POSSIBLE CHANGES
CR-101 CR-102 CR-103 HEARING
Chapter

480-108

WAC

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

Policy

(360) 664-1209

6/7/06 7/5/07 8/15/07 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.
Chapter

480-93

WAC

Pipeline safety rules Ilyne Lawson

Pipeline Safety

(360) 664-1302

7/19/06 5/2/07 7/11/07 Review of rules in chapter 480-93 WAC, Gas safety rules.
WAC 480-120-262 Operator service providers (OSPs) Rebecca Beaton

(360) 664-1287

2/7/07 5/10/07 8/15/07 Considers abolition of subsection (8) of WAC 480-120-262 Operator service providers (OSPs)--Emergency calls.
Chapter 480-100 WAC Renewable resource rules Nicolas Garcia

(360) 664-1346

1/24/07 8/1/07 10/24/07 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.
Chapter

480-15 WAC

Household goods rules Vicki Elliott

(360) 664-1110

4/18/07 10/24/07 12/12/07 Review of rules in chapter 480-15 WAC.
WAC 480-120-071 Telecom line extension rule making Wilford Saunders

(360) 664-1245

7/07 To be determined To be determined Consider standards for line extensions to unserved areas.
Chapter

480-120

WAC

Telecom tune-up rule making Sharyn Bate

(360) 664-1295

12/07 To be determined To be determined Consider possible changes to rules in chapter 480-120 WAC, Telephone companies and chapter 480-80 WAC, Utilities general--Tariff and contracts, relating to telecommunications.
Chapter 480-93 WAC Pipeline safety statutory update Alan Rathbun

(360) 664-1254

7/15/07 To be determined To be determined Amend gas safety rules to reflect passage of SSB 5225.
Chapter 480-75 WAC Pipeline safety statutory update Alan Rathbun

(360) 664-1254

7/15/07 To be determined To be determined Amend hazardous liquids rules to reflect passage of SSB 5225.
New rule in chapters 480-93 and 480-75 WAC Submission standards for pipeline GIS Alan Rathbun

(360) 664-1254

12/15/07 To be determined To be determined Consider rules establishing standards for data submitted by pipeline operators for inclusion in the UTC's geographical information system (GIS).
WAC 480-70-016(3) Solid waste--Alternate daily cover--Definition of solid waste Gene Eckhardt

(360) 664-1249

10/1/07 4/15/08 6/26/08 Consider changing rule to eliminate interpretation that soil used as cover in a landfill has value and is regulated as a commodity under chapter 80.80 RCW instead of regulated as solid waste under chapter 81.77 RCW.

Carole J. Washburn

Executive Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office