WSR 02-23-008

PROPOSED RULES

COUNTY ROAD

ADMINISTRATION BOARD

[ Filed November 7, 2002, 11:40 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 34.05.310(4).

Title of Rule: Title 136 WAC.

Purpose: Amends WAC 136-60-010, 136-60-020, 136-60-030, 136-60-040, 136-60-050, and 136-60-060 regarding the county road log.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 36.79 RCW.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Dave Whitcher, 2404 Chandler Court S.W., Suite 240, 753-5989; Implementation: Karen Pendleton, 2404 Chandler Court S.W., Suite 240, 753-5989; and Enforcement: Jay Weber, 2404 Chandler Court S.W., Suite 240, 753-5989.

Name of Proponent: County Road Administration Board, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: Provides that the County Road Administration Board shall maintain the county road log for the purpose of computing estimated county road replacement costs and estimated annual maintenance costs for county fuel tax allocations.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: WAC 136-60-010, included additions to the roadlog as a changed that needs validation prior to inclusion in the roadlog.

WAC 136-60-020, subsection (4) Control fields, specifies which fields are the control fields, used in the computation of gas tax allocations and subsection (5) Master county roadlog, the master county roadlog contains the roadlogs of all the counties, not just the updates.

WAC 136-60-040, included CAPP allocation factors and RAP Region allocation factors as additional uses of the roadlog by CRAB. These programs were enacted subsequent to the adoption of chapter 136-60 WAC.

WAC 136-60-050 Validation requirements for control fields.

WAC 136-60-060, changed DOS-compatible microcomputer to Windows-compatible microcomputer.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption.

Hearing Location: County Road Administration Board, 2404 Chandler Court S.W., Suite 280, Olympia, WA 98504-0913, on January 16, 2003, at 2:00 p.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Karen Pendleton by January 8, 2003, TDD (800) 833-6384 or (360) 753-5989.

Submit Written Comments to: Karen Pendleton, 2404 Chandler Court S.W., Suite 240, Olympia, WA 98504-0913, fax (360) 586-0386, by January 8, 2003.

Date of Intended Adoption: January 16, 2003.

November 7, 2002

Jay P. Weber

Executive Director

OTS-6048.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-01-021, filed 12/7/98, effective 1/7/99)

WAC 136-60-010   Purpose and authority.   RCW 46.68.124(2) provides that the county road administration board shall maintain the county road log for the purpose of computing estimated county road replacement costs and estimated annual maintenance costs for county fuel tax allocations. It further provides that each county shall submit changes, corrections, additions, and deletions (i.e., "updates") to the county road administration board which in turn are subject to validation prior to inclusion in the road log maintained by the county road administration board. This chapter describes the manner in which the county road administration board will administer this responsibility.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.79 RCW. 99-01-021, 136-60-010, filed 12/7/98, effective 1/7/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070 and 36.79.060. 96-17-013, 136-60-010, filed 8/12/96, effective 9/12/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.78 RCW. 86-23-050 (Order 64-P), 136-60-010, filed 11/19/86.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-01-021, filed 12/7/98, effective 1/7/99)

WAC 136-60-020   Definitions.   For purposes of implementing procedures for updating, validating and maintaining the county road log, the following definitions shall apply:

(1) County road log - the listing, by county, of all roads under county jurisdiction including their description, length, milepost identification, functional class, surface type, traffic volume, and other administrative and physical inventory items that may be included.

(2) Computer data base (((CDB))) application software - the computer data base application software by which the county road log data is updated and maintained by all counties and the county road administration board.

(3) Updates - periodic changes to the county road log involving any or all of the included data elements.

(4) Control fields - those fields within the county road log for which all updates need to be verified by the county road administration board prior to inclusion in the master county road log. Control fields are ((only)) those fields utilized for the computation of gas tax allocations in accordance with RCW ((46.68.120)) 46.68.124. The control fields are: Unique identifier (county road number, beginning milepost, ending milepost), jurisdiction, length, function class, surface type, surface width, right and left shoulder type, right and left shoulder width, and average daily traffic volume.

(5) Master county road log - the combination of all county road logs as kept by the county road administration board containing ((all updates (including validation of control fields))) the county roadlog of all counties as of July 1st of each year.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.79 RCW. 99-01-021, 136-60-020, filed 12/7/98, effective 1/7/99. Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.78 RCW. 86-23-050 (Order 64-P), 136-60-020, filed 11/19/86.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-01-021, filed 12/7/98, effective 1/7/99)

WAC 136-60-030   Submittal of annual updates.   Each county shall be responsible for maintaining current information regarding its road log and, no later than May 1st of each year, shall submit an updated road log for its complete road system with all data elements as of December 31st of the preceding year. This annual update must be on computer-readable medium and written in the computer data base ((program)) application software format as prescribed by the county road administration board. All updates involving changes in control fields must include supporting documentation as required in WAC 136-60-050.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.79 RCW. 99-01-021, 136-60-030, filed 12/7/98, effective 1/7/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070 and 36.79.060. 96-17-013, 136-60-030, filed 8/12/96, effective 9/12/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.78 RCW. 86-23-050 (Order 64-P), 136-60-030, filed 11/19/86.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-01-021, filed 12/7/98, effective 1/7/99)

WAC 136-60-040   Validation of annual updates.   All control field updates will be subject to review, approval and acceptance (i.e., "validation") by the county road administration board. This process will involve reviewing the submitted documentation and conducting spot-checks as may be necessary. All such updates which are reviewed, approved and accepted by July 1st of each year will be entered into the master county road log. Noncontrol field updates will be entered into the master county road log file without review. The master county road log as of July 1st of each year will be utilized by the county road administration board for general informational purposes and((,)):

(1) On each odd-numbered year, for computation of motor vehicle fuel tax allocations to the counties;

(2) Annually, for the computation of county arterial preservation program allocations to the counties; and

(3) On each odd-numbered year, for computation of rural arterial program allocations to the rural arterial program regions.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.79 RCW. 99-01-021, 136-60-040, filed 12/7/98, effective 1/7/99. Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.78 RCW. 86-23-050 (Order 64-P), 136-60-040, filed 11/19/86.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-01-021, filed 12/7/98, effective 1/7/99)

WAC 136-60-050   Validation requirements for control fields.   Each update of a road log segment that involves a change in a control field (including additions or deletions of road segments) will be validated by the county road administration board. Documentation necessary to support control field changes is as follows:

((Functional)) Function class - notice of FHWA approval from WSDOT.

Pavement type - statement signed by county engineer with list of pavement type changes. ((A suitable scale map showing the limits of the change(s) must also be included.))

Responsible agency - ((see requirements under "Addition of mileage" and "Deletion of mileage".)) the responsible agency is the legislative authority of the appropriate governmental agency with the authority to make the decision required for the action, or the state or federal government person authorized to approve changes.

Addition of mileage - ((statement)) official document signed by ((county engineer)) responsible agency authorizing and describing the circumstances of the addition. For example, additions can occur through ((commissioner)) county legislative approval of new plat, construction/reconstruction on new alignment, or a change in jurisdiction. ((Appropriate map(s) showing the changes must also be included.))

Deletion of mileage - ((statement)) official document signed by ((county engineer)) responsible agency authorizing and describing the circumstances of the deletion. For example, deletions can occur through legislative approval of vacations or a change in jurisdiction. ((Appropriate map(s) showing the changes must also be included.))

Traffic volume - statement signed by county engineer with list of segments affected by change in traffic volume. ((A statement is required only if it involves road segments with urban classification and with an ACP or PCC surface type and it involves a volume change crossing the 5000 ADT value.))

All changes to a control field will be located on appropriate map(s) with sufficient detail to identify the location of each change. All map(s) furnished in support of control field changes will be forwarded by the county road administration board to WSDOT for future map base updates.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.79 RCW. 99-01-021, 136-60-050, filed 12/7/98, effective 1/7/99. Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.78 RCW. 86-23-050 (Order 64-P), 136-60-050, filed 11/19/86.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-01-021, filed 12/7/98, effective 1/7/99)

WAC 136-60-060   Utilization of common computer data base.   Each county shall utilize ((a common)) the computer data base application software for the maintenance and updating of its county road log. This data base application software shall be prescribed by the county road administration board and each county shall be responsible for the purchase and installation of the requisite software on its own ((DOS-compatible microcomputer)) Windows compatible computer.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.79 RCW. 99-01-021, 136-60-060, filed 12/7/98, effective 1/7/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070 and 36.79.060. 96-17-013, 136-60-060, filed 8/12/96, effective 9/12/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.78 RCW. 86-23-050 (Order 64-P), 136-60-060, filed 11/19/86.]

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