WSR 00-04-086

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


[ Filed February 2, 2000, 8:52 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 468-300-010, 468-300-020, 468-300-040, and 468-300-220.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 47.56.030, 47.60.326.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Annual review of Washington state ferries tariff structure and farebox revenue needs has been completed, resulting in a proposal to raise ferry fares.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

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 Mr. Ray Deardorf, Planning Director, Washington State Ferries, 2911 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121, phone (206) 515-3491, fax (206) 515-3499.

January 31, 2000

Connie Niva, Chair

Transportation Commission

Washington State Code Reviser's Office