WSR 14-16-112
[Filed August 6, 2014, 10:24 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Determination of practicable goals for use of biofuels, electricity, natural gas and propane by local government subdivisions of the state that own and operate vessels, vehicles and construction equipment.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.325.080 Electricity and biofuel usage goalsRules.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To establish standards for practicability (e.g., regional availability of fuels, vehicle costs, cost of program implementation; cost differentials in different parts of the state, differences between types of vehicles, vessels or equipment) for local government planning and compliance with RCW 43.19.648.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Washington state departments of enterprise services, ecology, agriculture and transportation. The process will be coordinated through the alternative fuels and vehicles technical advisory group established under WAC 194-28-060.
Process for Developing New Rule: Standard rule-making process.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Peter Moulton, P.O. Box 42525, Olympia, WA 98504-2525,, (360) 725-3116, fax (360) 586-0049. Commerce will host stakeholder webinars and meetings seeking input from affected parties. Likely participants include city and county governments, transit authorities, ports, parks districts, fire districts, biofuel industry representatives, electrical and natural gas utilities, alternate fuel vehicle and electric vehicle industry representatives, and the general public. Persons interested in providing input may attend meetings, or provide information via e-mail or other printed submission.
August 6, 2014
Nick Demerice
Director of External Relations