WSR 12-11-071

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


[ Filed May 16, 2012, 8:42 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Revision of WAC 468-38-120 Transport of extra-legal manufactured housing.

Revision of the rule was initiated by the manufactured housing industry for a provision to increase the length limit of a manufactured home in transit on a case-by-case basis. This revision will incorporate similar requirements in neighboring states' rules.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.44.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Having a provision in rule to authorize manufactured home moves with a length greater than seventy-five feet will allow the department to make exceptions to the seventy-five foot length limit in special circumstances. This would be similar to a length provision provided by Oregon to manufactured homes.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The WAC is enforced by the Washington state patrol.

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 Jim Wright, Commercial Vehicle Services, P.O. Box 47367, Olympia, WA 98504-7367, phone (360) 704-6345, fax (360) 704-6350, e-mail wrightji@wsdot.wa.gov.

May 16, 2012

Stephen T. Reinmuth

Chief of Staff

Washington State Code Reviser's Office