PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
[Filed December 13, 2019, 4:10 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 468-38-100 Pilot/escort vehicle operator requirements.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.44.093
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The proposal for this rule change is to allow for online training to receive pilot/escort operator certification. The current language limits the course to an eight-hour classroom training. The proposal also updates the highly visible safety garment requirements to current specifications for both daytime and nighttime operations.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Washington state patrol, department of labor and industries.
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.
December 13, 2019
Kara Larsen, Director
Risk Management and