WSR 08-05-017

EXPEDITED RULES

TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT BOARD


[ Filed February 12, 2008, 8:25 a.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Amending WAC 479-05-040 Value engineering study requirements, to clarify internal governmental operations, making the language more specific and understandable.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Rhonda Reinke, Transportation Improvement Board, P.O. Box 40901, Olympia, WA 98504-0901, phone (360) 586-1155, fax (360) 586-1165, e-mail rhondar@tib.wa.gov , AND RECEIVED BY April 21, 2008.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Add language that clearly states that the value engineering study process is completed and that any recommendations from the study may be considered if a funding increase or scope change is requested.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: To make the WAC language more clear as directed in Executive Order 05-03 (plain talk) and to eliminate redundancies in communication.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 47.26.160.

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

Name of Proponent: Transportation improvement board, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Rhonda Reinke, P.O. Box 40901, Olympia, WA 98504-0901, (360) 586-1155; Implementation and Enforcement: Stevan Gorcester, P.O. Box 40901, Olympia, WA 98504-0901, (360) 586-1139.

February 12, 2008

Stevan Gorcester

Executive Director

OTS-1330.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-18-050, filed 8/30/07, effective 9/30/07)

WAC 479-05-040   Value engineering study requirements.   A value engineering study is required for urban projects with total cost exceeding two and one-half million dollars or when determined by the executive director to be in the best interest of the project.

The value engineering study requirement is completed when the local agency submits the recommendation report to TIB. TIB may consider what recommendations are accepted or rejected when evaluating any funding increase or scope change request.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 47.26 RCW. 07-18-050, 479-05-040, filed 8/30/07, effective 9/30/07. Statutory Authority: Chapters 47.26 and 47.66 RCW. 99-24-038, 479-05-040, filed 11/23/99, effective 12/24/99.]

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