WSR 10-17-017

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


[ Filed August 6, 2010, 9:29 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Minor revision to chapter 468-400 WAC, Bicycle racing.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 47.36.030 Traffic control devices--Specifications to counties and cities--Signs, banners over highways.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The rule would edit existing language, updating terms and phrases to accurately reflect current national practices associated with traffic control for bicycle races utilizing state highways.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: The editorial changes are for updating and clarification purposes only, and do not alter current procedures. The Washington State Bicycle Association and USA Cycling, organizations which provide the department with information about national bicycle racing traffic control practices, support the editorial changes incorporated into this rule.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Cathy Cooper, Traffic Policy Specialist, WSDOT Headquarters Traffic Operations Office,

P.O. Box 47344, Olympia, WA 98504-7344, phone (360) 705-7411, fax (360) 705-6826, or e-mail cooperc@wsdot.wa.gov.

August 6, 2010

Stephen T. Reinmuth

Chief of Staff

Washington State Code Reviser's Office