WSR 11-19-052

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

WASHINGTON STATE PATROL


[ Filed September 14, 2011, 1:53 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Body requirements.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.37.005 and 46.37.320.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: With the passage of SB 5585, the legislature created a new vehicle classification "custom vehicle." Changes to WAC 204-10-022 include, but may not be limited to adding exemptions outlined under the legislation for custom vehicles.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Process for Developing New Rule: The changes are necessary to ensure that the rules correspond with the RCW requirements for vehicles. Stakeholders will have the opportunity to review the proposed changes and provide comments.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Melissa Van Gorkom, Washington State Patrol, Equipment Standards Unit, P.O. Box 42600, Olympia, WA 98504, fax (360) 596-4015, phone (360) 596-4017, WSPRules@wsp.wa.gov.

September 14, 2011

John R. Batiste

Chief

Washington State Code Reviser's Office