WSR 08-23-039

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


[ Filed November 12, 2008, 12:07 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Update the trip reduction performance program.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 70.94.996.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Updating the rules will ensure the cost effectiveness of the trip reduction performance program while clarify [clarifying] the program and the parameters for participation by private employers, public agencies, nonprofit organizations, developers and property managers.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The commute trip reduction board, RCW 70.94.537 is charged for developing award rate for the trip reduction performance program, RCW 70.94.996.

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 Hiep Tran, WSDOT, P.O. Box 47387, Olympia, WA 98504-7387, (360) 705-7806, tranh@wsdot.wa.gov.

November 10, 2008

Stephen T. Reinmuth

Chief of Staff

Washington State Code Reviser's Office