Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under 09-17-109.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 136- 130-050 Regional prioritization of RAP projects.
Hearing Location(s): 2404 Chandler Court S.W., Suite 240, Olympia, WA 98504-0913, on January 21, 2010, at 2:00 p.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: January 21, 2010.
Submit Written Comments to: Karen Pendleton, 2404 Chandler Court S.W., Suite 240, Olympia, WA 98504-0913, e-mail Karen@crab.wa.gov, fax (360) 586-0386, by January 15, 2010.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Karen Pendleton by January 19, 2010, TTY (800) 833-6384 or (360) 753-5989.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Changing percentages in Categories 2, 3 and 4 for project prioritization of RAP projects in the northeast region. Adding paragraph for proposed 2R project points distribution.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 36.78 RCW.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: County road administration board, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Randy Hart, 2404 Chandler Court S.W., Suite 240, (360) 753-5989; Implementation: Karen Pendleton, 2404 Chandler Court S.W., Suite 240, (360) 753-5989; and Enforcement: Jay Weber, 2404 Chandler Court S.W., Suite 240, (360) 753-5989.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not applicable.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Not applicable.
November 9, 2009
Jay P. Weber
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-05-009, filed 2/8/01, effective 3/11/01)
WAC 136-130-050 Project prioritization in northeast region (NER). Each county in the NER may submit projects requesting RATA funds not to exceed twenty-five percent of the forecasted NER biennial apportionment. Each project shall be rated in accordance with the NER RAP rating procedures. The NER biennial apportionment shall be divided into the following categories at the percentages shown, provided sufficient projects are submitted for prioritization in each category:
|Category 1||-||Ten percent for bridge projects where RATA
funds are used as a match for federal bridge
|Category 4||-||Thirty percent for resurfacing and restoration (2R) type projects on rural collectors and arterials.|
Bridge projects may be submitted requesting RATA funds under one of the following conditions:
(1) Bridges must be approved for federal bridge
replacement)) funding and RATA funds shall be used only as a
match for such federal funding. Bridges will be ranked for
RATA funding using the WSDOT priority list and may be added to
the NER Category 1 priority array at any time during the
biennium upon approval of the bridge for federal bridge
(( replacement)) funding.
(2) A stand-alone bridge project may be submitted as an ordinary reconstruction or 3R RAP project provided that its priority rating has been computed by the bridge rating method in the NER RAP rating procedures. Such projects shall not be considered for funding from the bridge reserve described above.
(3) A RAP project may include a bridge when the cost of the bridge does not exceed twenty percent of the total project cost.
NER RAP rating points for reconstruction projects, 3R
projects or ((
non-federal)) nonfederal bridge (( replacement)) projects shall
be assigned on the basis of one hundred points for a condition
rating and fifty points for a service rating. The priority
rating equals the sum of two and one half times the product of
the service rating to the 1.25 power and the common logarithm
of the number obtained by dividing one hundred by the
condition rating. A total of ten points representing local
significance may be added to one project included in each
county's biennial combined bridge, 3R and reconstruction
submittal. A total of up to ten points representing missing
links definition may also be added to one project included in
each county's biennial combined bridge, 3R and reconstruction
submittal. (( Prioritization of NER projects shall be on the
basis of total NER RAP rating points shown on the appropriate
project worksheet and the prospectus form of the project
NER RAP rating points for 2R projects shall be assigned on the basis of five points for traffic volume, five points for traffic accidents, fifty points for structure, ten points for geometry, and fifteen points for roadside safety. A total of fifteen points representing local significance may be added to one 2R project included in each county's biennial submittal.
Prioritization of NER projects shall be on the basis of total NER RAP rating points shown on the appropriate project worksheet and the prospectus form of the project application.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.79 RCW. 01-05-009, § 136-130-050, filed 2/8/01, effective 3/11/01; 99-16-038, § 136-130-050, filed 7/29/99, effective 8/29/99; 99-01-021, § 136-130-050, filed 12/7/98, effective 1/7/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.79.060. 92-13-038 (Order 88), § 136-130-050, filed 6/10/92, effective 7/11/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.79.060 and 1983 1st ex.s. c 49. 90-22-083 (Order 82), § 136-130-050, filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.78 RCW. 88-12-080 (Order 69), § 136-130-050, filed 6/1/88; 86-21-076 (Order 63-P), § 136-130-050, filed 10/15/86; 86-06-005 (Order 61), § 136-130-050, filed 2/20/86; 84-16-065 (Order 56), § 136-130-050, filed 7/30/84.]