WSR 10-01-198

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION


[ Filed December 23, 2009, 8:35 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Proposed new WAC 468-300-050 Fuel surcharge.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 47.56.030, 47.60.315.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The purpose of new WAC 468-300-050, is to provide flexibility in funding Washington state ferries' unstable fuel costs, pending legislative direction.

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

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 Reema Griffith, Executive Director, Transportation Commission, 2404 Chandler Court S.W., Suite 270, Olympia, WA 98501, e-mail griffir@wstc.wa.gov, phone (360) 705-7070, fax (360) 705-6802.

December 23, 2009

Reema Griffith

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office