WSR 08-07-093

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


[ Filed March 19, 2008, 10:38 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Revision of WAC 468-38-290 Farm implements, revision of the rule is to comply with the legislative revision of RCW 46.44.140 increasing weight limits to farm implements eligible for special permitting provisions.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.44.090 and 46.44.290.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The legislative revision to RCW 46.44.140 increased the gross weight limit for farm implements authorized for special permitting provisions.

The revision to WAC 468-38-290 will raise the weight limit to mirror the revised statute and will modify special conditions for farm implements eligible for the special permitting provisions.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The WAC is enforced by the Washington state patrol.

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 Jim Wright, Commercial Vehicle Services, P.O. Box 47367, Olympia, WA 98504-7367, phone (360) 704-6345, fax (360) 704-6350, wrightji@wsdot.wa.gov.

March 19, 2008

Stephen T. Reinmuth

Chief of Staff

Washington State Code Reviser's Office