WSR 08-01-114

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


[ Filed December 18, 2007, 2:11 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 468-300-010, 468-300-020, 468-300-040, and 468-300-220.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 47.56.030, 47.60.326.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Some of Washington state ferries' tariffs currently expire on April 30, 2008 (e.g., tariffs for in-need organization discounts, bundled single fare media, and oversized vehicle transfers in the San Juan Islands). The proposed WAC rule revisions extend such expiration dates to the fall of 2009; and update the hourly operating costs for purposes of vessel charters.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

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. Ray Deardorf, Planning Director, Washington State Ferries, 2901 Third Avenue, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98121-3014, phone (206) 515-3491, fax (206) 515-3499.

Reema Griffith

Executive Director

Transportation Commission

Washington State Code Reviser's Office