WSR 00-05-088

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


[ Filed February 16, 2000, 8:17 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending WAC 468-38-290 Farm implements.

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: Provide economic relief to the agricultural community regarding permitting of over-dimensional farm implements for movement on public roads, and regarding certain pilot/escort vehicle requirements.

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, negotiated between the Department of Transportation, Potato Commission, Wheat Growers Association, Farm Bureau, Cattlemen's Association and Legislative Transportation Committee staff, with input from the Washington State Patrol.

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.

February 16, 2000

Gerald E. Smith

Deputy Secretary, Operations

Washington State Code Reviser's Office