WSR 18-07-103
[Filed March 21, 2018, 7:13 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 352-44-060, updating recreational conveyances standards, adopting an effective date for ANSI B77.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 79A.40.090 Rules and codes.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: At the current time there is no date listed when we adopt and enforce new safety standards under ANSI B77. Adding in an effective date of one year removes ambiguity and brings Washington state parks in alignment with the United States Forest Service (USFS) effective date, and other codes effective date.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: USFS requested we add in an effective time. Presently there is no date listed, causing uncertainty. The update adding an effective date for clarity, and consistency between Washington state parks and USFS removes the uncertainty of when the standard will be enforced.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study; and USFS requested that the effective dates be set so there is consistency between state parks and USFS dates.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Nata Jo Hurst, 1111 Israel Road S.W., Tumwater, WA 98501-6512, phone 360-902-8638, fax 360-586-0207, TTY 1-800-833-6388, email, web site
March 21, 2018
Valeria Evans
Management Analyst