PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
[Filed October 21, 2019, 9:37 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 468-38-073 Measurement exclusive devices.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.44.090
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Measurement exclusive devices at the rear of a vehicle for the purposes of loading and unloading grant an additional two feet beyond legal length. This rule needs clarification to not limit the exclusion to loading and unloading devices of two feet or less. This change clarifies the intent of the existing rule.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Washington state patrol.
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 Kevin Zeller, P.O. Box 47367, Olympia, WA 98504-7367, phone 360-704-6342, fax 360-704-6391, email ZellerK@wsdot.wa.gov, website www.wsdot.wa.gov/commercialvehicle; or Justin Heryford, P.O. Box 47367, Olympia, WA 98504-7367, phone 360-705-7987, fax 360-704-6391, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.wsdot.wa.gov/commercialvehicle.
October 21, 2019
Kara Larsen, Director
and Legal Services