Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: This rule making would revise adoption-by-reference dates in TITLE 480 WAC to incorporate the most recent versions of adopted federal rules and other adopted publications and correct reference, grammatical, and punctuation errors.
Affected WAC chapters include chapters 480-15, 480-30,
480-31, 480-62, 480-70, 480-73, 480-75, 480-90, 480-93,
480-100, 480-108, and 480-120 WAC. See Reviser's note below.
THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO David W. Danner, Executive Director and Secretary, Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, P.O. Box 47250, Olympia, WA 98504-7250 , AND RECEIVED BY January 18, 2011.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: This proposal would revise the adoption-by-reference dates to reflect the current version of adopted material and make other minor administrative changes in TITLE 480 WAC.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: The commission adopts by reference several parts in Titles 18, 47 and 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations and other state rules and national standards. This adoption package will make commission rules consistent with current published versions of federal rules, reflect the most current versions of the national safety standards and correct typographical, grammatical, and punctuation errors.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 80.01.040, 80.04.160, 81.04.160, and 34.05.353.
Statute Being Implemented: Not applicable.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Washington utilities and transportation commission, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Edward J. Keating, Regulatory Analyst, 1300 South Evergreen Park Drive S.W., Olympia, WA 98504-7250, (360) 664-1312; Implementation and Enforcement: David W. Danner, Executive Director and Secretary, 1300 South Evergreen Park Drive S.W., Olympia, WA 98504-7250, (360) 664-1208.
November 3, 2010
David W. Danner
Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 10-23 issue of the Register.