PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: School bus lamps.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.37.005 and 46.37.320.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Changes are needed to reference current standards regarding lamps so school buses can comply with new technology and save public school districts money when purchasing new buses and replacing lamp bulbs.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Washington state office of superintendent of public instruction transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - Code of Federal Regulations.
Process for Developing New Rule: Stakeholders have provided suggested language changes to the WAC through e-mail correspondence.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer 4, Robert Peterson, Washington State Patrol, Commercial Vehicle Division, (360) 664-1825.
September 14, 2011
John R. Batiste