WSR 12-14-046

AGENDA

UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION

COMMISSION

ENERGY FACILITY SITE

EVALUATION COUNCIL

[ Filed June 27, 2012, 2:53 p.m. ]

The Washington utilities and transportation commission submits its semi-annual rule development agenda report for publication in the Washington State Register pursuant to RCW 34.05.314. This report also includes the rule development agenda for the energy facility site evaluation council (EFSEC).

Please direct any questions to Kippi Walker at (360) 664-1139 or kwalker@utc.wa.gov.


Utilities and Transportation Commission

Semi-Annual Rules Development Agenda

(July 1 - December 31, 2012)


This report is the utilities and transportation commission's (UTC) semi-annual report rule development agenda for publication in the Washington State Register pursuant to RCW 34.05.314.

Additional rule-making activity not on the agenda may be undertaken to meet conditions not now anticipated.

Dates that are in "bold" print, indicate that filing has occurred. All other dates are projected. The commission maintains a schedule of rule-making activity that is updated several times per month. See <www.utc.wa.gov>.


WAC CHAPTER TITLE AGENCY CONTACT PROPOSED TIMELINE AND STATUS DESCRIPTION OF POSSIBLE CHANGES
CR-101 CR-102 OR

CR-105

CR-103 HEARING
CURRENT:
WAC

480-07

480-120

480-123

Telecom regulatory fee rule making. Tim Zawislak

(360) 664-1294

10/5/11 To be determined To be determined As authorized in the 2011-2013 state biennial budget, consider the need to establish fees to recover the costs of performing Telecom Act services from telecommunications companies who receive these services.
WAC

480-108

Interconnection with electric generators. Ann Rendahl

(360) 664-1144

12/21/11 10/24/12 12/13/12 Consider amending existing rules in chapter 480-108 WAC to address issues raised by stakeholders in Docket UE-110667, and identified in UTC report to the legislature in that docket.
New WAC

chapter

Wastewater companies. Chris Rose

(360) 664-1303

6/22/11

(This rule making is on hold until stakeholders fund the rule making)

To be determined To be determined Consider new rules requiring wastewater companies to obtain a certificate of public convenience and necessity prior to owning or developing a "system of sewerage" that provides service to one hundred or more customers for compensation to implement SSB 5034.
WAC

480-75-200

480-93-200

Pipeline damage reporting rule making. Dave Lykken

(360) 664-1219

3/21/12 10/24/12 12/13/12 Consider new rules requiring intrastate pipeline companies to report damage to their pipelines. These rules are necessary to implement E2SHB 1634.
Investigation into the need to enhance the safety of natural gas distribution systems. Mark Vasconi

(360) 664-1308

5/18/12 To be determined To be determined Consider the need to enhance the safety of natural gas distribution systems and develop appropriate requirements or incentives to accomplish that goal.
WAC

480-110-205

480-110-255

Water threshold rule making. Penny Ingram

(360) 664-1242

N/A - In accordance with RCW 34.05.330 (1) (b) 5/23/12 7/27/12 Consider amending WAC 480-110-205 Application of rules and 480-110-255 Jurisdiction, to increase the maximum average annual revenue per customer used to determine commission jurisdiction over water companies.
WAC

480-120-251

White pages directory rule making. John Cupp

(360) 664-1113

4/18/12 To be determined To be determined Consider modification to, or elimination of, the requirement that local exchange companies provide each customer a copy of a telephone directory for the customer's exchange area.
PROPOSED:
WAC

480-14

480-15

Motor carriers and household goods carriers. Dave Pratt

(360) 664-1100

To be determined To be determined To be determined Consider updating insurance rules to be consistent with insurance requirements in other transportation industries and clarify that the commission may deny a permit application or cancel a permit if the carrier is put out of service.
WAC

480-90

480-100

Correcting gas and electric meter and billing problems. Roger Kouchi

(360) 664-1101

To be determined To be determined To be determined Consider the need to modify existing rules in chapter 480-90 WAC (gas) and chapter 480-100 WAC (electric) to establish standard time frames in which energy companies must correct meter and billing problems.
"999" sections in various chapters of TITLE 480 WAC Adoption by reference expedited rule making. Mark Vasconi

(360) 664-1308

(CR-105)

To be determined

N/A Annual update of the citations to material that's incorporated by reference.
ON-HOLD (Per Executive Orders 10-06 and 11-03):
WAC

480-120

E911 excise tax clean-up expedited rule making. William Weinman

(360) 664-1109

(CR-105)

To be determined

N/A Amend existing rules and statute references in chapter 480-120 WAC in response to SB 6846.
WAC

480-75

480-93

Pipeline GIS data submission standards. Dave Lykken

(360) 664-1219

To be determined To be determined To be determined Consider the need to establish rules specifying the geographic and pipeline-related data pipeline operators must report to the commission under RCW 80.88.080.
WITHDRAWN (Per Executive Orders 10-06 and 11-03):
WAC

480-70-016(3)

Solid waste--Definitions rule making. Penny Ingram

(360) 664-1242

5/7/08 Withdrawn 12/8/10

WSR 11-01-059

Consider the circumstances under which a hauler of construction and demolition waste is not required to have a solid waste certificate.
WAC

480-04

Public access to information and records. Adam Torem

(360) 664-1138

9/22/10 Withdrawn 12/7/10

WSR 11-01-049

Review of rules in chapter 480-04 WAC relating to public access to information and records.

Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council

Semi-annual Rules Development Agenda

(July 1 - December 31, 2012)



WAC CHAPTER TITLE AGENCY CONTACT PROPOSED TIMELINE AND STATUS DESCRIPTION OF POSSIBLE CHANGES
CR-101 CR-102 OR

CR-105

CR-103 HEARING
CURRENT:
PROPOSED:
WAC

463-78

Air quality permitting. Tammy Talburt

(360) 664-1359

(CR-105)

8/2012

9/2012 Amend existing rule:

1. In response to EPA rule revisions in 40 C.F.R. Parts 51, 52, 70 and 71 - Greenhouse gas permitting deferment for biomass-fired emission sources.

2. To be consistent with department of ecology rule revisions addressing new source review and additional prevention of significant deterioration issues in chapters 173-400 and 173-301 WAC.

ON-HOLD (Per Executive Orders 10-06 and 11-03):
WAC

463-58

Charges for EFSEC services. Al Wright

(360) 664-1360

To be determined To be determined To be determined Amend existing rule in response to SHB 2527. (Revisions to EFSEC jurisdiction and charges for EFSEC services.)
WAC

463-06

463-58

Administrative rules. Al Wright

(360) 664-1360

To be determined To be determined To be determined Amend existing rules in response to E2SHB 2658. (Administrative revisions resulting from transfer of EFSEC to UTC.)

David W. Danner

Executive Director

and Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office