WSR 09-20-045

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT BOARD


[ Filed September 30, 2009, 3:21 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending chapters 479-10 and 479-12 WAC to add language regarding small city matching funds provided by the transportation improvement board for small city projects.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 47.26 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: These rules are necessary to define and provide criteria for small cities to receive matching funds from the transportation improvement board. Chapter 47.26 RCW finds that it is in the state's interest to support the economic vitality of all cities and towns, recognizing that those cities and towns with a population of less than five thousand are unable to fully maintain and preserve their street and sidewalk system.

The new language to chapters 479-10 and 479-12 WAC would establish the principles under which small cities would receive matching funds and provide rules for small cities to receive the necessary funding to repair and maintain their infrastructure.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Rhonda Reinke, Chief Administrative Officer, Transportation Improvement Board, P.O. Box 40901, Olympia, WA 98504-0901, e-mail rhondar@tib.wa.gov, or fax (360) 586-1165.

September 30, 2009

Stevan Gorcester

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office