PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Toll rate setting.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 47.56.030 Powers and duties regarding toll facilities, 47.56.240 Fixing of toll rates.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The Washington state transportation commission is charged with the setting of toll rates for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. The commission will consider toll rate recommendations from the Tacoma Narrows Bridge Citizen Advisory Committee, along with public comments, in making a final determination on the need to adjust toll rates or to modify the current rule language to extend current toll rates beyond June 30, 2009.
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 Susan Neff, Administrative Assistant Toll Operations, Washington State Department of Transportation, Tolling Operations, 3214 50th Street Court N.W., Suite 302, Gig Harbor, WA 98335-8583, e-mail Neffs@wsdot.wa.gov, phone (253) 534-4641, fax (253) 534-4679.
January 15, 2009