PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Revision of WAC 468-38-071(4) Maximums and other criteria for special permits -- Divisible.
Authorize Washington state department of transportation (WSDOT) to issue permits during national emergency for overweight vehicles and divisible loads of relief supplies destined for a disaster area.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.44.098 and 46.44.090.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Revision of the rule is to comply with Federal MAP-21 - Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century, a program that authorizes states to issue overweight permits to transport divisible loads of relief supplies to disaster areas.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Meet with following agencies and sections: WSDOT bridge structures office input to setting conditions for the overweight permit and the Washington state patrol, commercial vehicle division, as they will be enforcing this provision.
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, email@example.com.
October 8, 2012
Stephen T. Reinmuth
Chief of Staff