WSR 00-04-068

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


[ Filed January 31, 2000, 1:09 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending WAC 468-38-070 Maximums for special permits -- Nonreducible.

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: Add additional clarifying language regarding overweight loads, allowable vehicle configuration, and loads with multiple pieces.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The WAC is enforced by the Washington State Patrol.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making, amendment is based on a demonstrated need for clarification.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Barry Diseth, Motor Carrier Services, P.O. Box 47367, Olympia, WA 98504-7367, fax (360) 664-9440.

January 28, 2000

Gerald E. Smith

Deputy Secretary, Operations

Washington State Code Reviser's Office