WSR 08-11-093

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

WASHINGTON STATE PATROL


[ Filed May 20, 2008, 9:14 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 204-20 WAC, Lighting requirements.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.37.005 and 46.37.320.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The changes being proposed are to clean up existing WAC language and make the rules easier for users to find. This is a new WAC chapter that will consolidate existing rules written under chapters 204-28, 204-39, 204-40, 204-60, 204-62, 204-65, 204-72, 204-74A, 204-78, 204-80, and 204-88 WAC and WAC 204-10-020, 204-32-040, 204-32-070, and 204-32-080 under one. In addition to the consolidation, the rule will adopt new language to allow for an exemption for municipal transit vehicles for certain lighting requirements.

Process for Developing New Rule: Other [no further information supplied by agency.]

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Melissa Van Gorkom, Washington State Patrol, P.O. Box 42600, Olympia, WA 98501-2600, (360) 596-4017, equipment@wsp.wa.gov.

May 16, 2008

Diane C. Perry

for John R. Batiste

Chief

Washington State Code Reviser's Office