PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING
[Filed July 1, 2020, 11:28 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is filing this preproposal statement of inquiry to formally notify the public and driver training schools of the opportunity to consider permanent rule making authorizing web based instruction during public health emergencies or natural disasters.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.82.290
Administration of chapter—
Adoption of rules.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Emergency rules were filed to allow for web based instruction during the statewide response to COVID-19, allowing for interactive web based instruction of driver training curriculum to continue while business locations may be closed and in-person classes may not be allowed. The department would like to engage driver training schools in envisioning future rules for web based instruction when in-person classes may not be feasible due to public health emergencies or natural disasters.
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 Lewis Dennie, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-902-3854, fax 509-482-3880, email LDennie@dol.wa.gov, website dol.wa.gov; or Ellis Starrett, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-902-3846, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website dol.wa.gov.
July 1, 2020