WSR 02-10-021

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


[ Filed April 23, 2002, 10:46 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: April 23, 2002.

Purpose: To update the agency's central and field office descriptions.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 468-06-040.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 47.01.031.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 01-21-108 on October 23, 2001.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

April 22, 2002

P. J. Hammond

Chief of Staff

OTS-5294.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-07-013, filed 3/8/99, effective 4/8/99)

WAC 468-06-040   Description of central and field organization of the Washington state department of transportation.   (1) The department of transportation is a statutorily created agency of the state of Washington. The central office of the department of transportation is located in the Transportation Building, Olympia, WA 98504.

(2) The department of transportation is headed by a secretary who is the executive head of the department and is appointed by the Washington state transportation commission.

(a) Serving directly under the secretary are the ((deputy secretary for operations, deputy secretary for policy)) chief of staff, audit office, equal opportunity office ((and the ombudsman)), engineering and regional operations division, northwest Washington division, Washington state ferries division and administration and support division. There are also assistant attorney generals assigned to the department who provide legal services in department matters.

(b) Reporting directly to the ((deputy secretary for operations)) chief of staff are the following offices: Communications ((and public involvement)), governmental liaison office, ((human resources office and Q2000 office)) ombudsman, freight strategy and policy, highways and local programs, public transportation and rail, aviation and transportation economic partnerships.

(c) ((The following service centers report to the deputy secretary for operations depending upon their needs: Environmental and engineering, field operations support, finance and administration, planning and programming and transaid. Also reporting to the deputy secretary are the aviation division, transportation economic partnerships division, highways and local roadways division, public transportation and rail division and Washington state ferries.

(d))) The department field functions are carried out by six regions which are each headed by a region administrator ((and report directly to the deputy secretary for operations)). The central regional office locations are: Seattle, Wenatchee, Tumwater, Vancouver, Yakima, and Spokane. The regions have various project and maintenance area offices which are headed by a supervisor. The region administrators for Seattle and Tumwater report directly to the assistant secretary for the northwest Washington division. The region administrators for Wenatchee, Vancouver, Yakima and Spokane report directly to the assistant secretary for the engineering and regional operations division.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 47.01.101. 99-07-013, 468-06-040, filed 3/8/99, effective 4/8/99. Statutory Authority: Chapter 42.17 RCW and RCW 47.01.101. 96-16-004 (Order 163), 468-06-040, filed 7/24/96, effective 8/24/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.250 through 42.17.340. 89-17-047 (Order 120), 468-06-040, filed 8/14/89, effective 9/14/89; 85-23-040 (Order 97), 468-06-040, filed 11/18/85. Statutory Authority: 1977 ex.s. c 151. 79-01-033 (DOT Order 10 and Comm. Order 1, Resolution No. 13), 468-06-040, filed 12/20/78. Formerly WAC 252-03-030.]

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