PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 468-12 WAC which integrates the policies and procedures of the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), chapter 43.21C RCW, into the programs, activities, and actions of the Department of Transportation.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 47.01.101.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Washington State Department of Transportation region staff have requested a review and update of chapter 468-12 WAC as appropriate.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Department of Ecology, chapter 468-12 WAC implements chapter 197-11 WAC pursuant to RCW 43.21C.120.
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 Darryl Tinnerstet, Washington State Department of Transportation, Environmental Affairs Office, phone (360) 705-7486, fax (360) 705-6833.
January 26, 1999
Gerald E. Smith
Deputy Secretary, Operations