PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 468-300-010, 468-300-020, 468-300-040, and 468-300-220.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 47.56.030, 47.60.315.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: As required by law, the transportation commission is reviewing the need to adjust ferry fares for 2013-2014.
The Washington state ferries vessel charter rates in WAC 468-300-220 need revision to reflect current vessel operating costs.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
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 Mr. Ray Deardorf, Planning Director, WSDOT Ferries Division, 2901 Third Avenue, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98121-3014, phone (206) 515-3491, fax (206) 515-3499.
April 12, 2013