WSR 11-19-057

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

WASHINGTON STATE PATROL


[ Filed September 14, 2011, 1:59 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Commercial motor vehicle regulations.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.32.020.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: With Federal Motor Carrier Administration's implementation of comprehensive safety analysis, additional parts of Title 49 C.F.R. need to be adopted (which include but may not be limited to adopting C.F.R. 373, 376, 379, and 381) to provide additional statutory authority for conducting compliance reviews and to ensure compatibility with federal regulations.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Federal Motor Carrier Administration and Washington utilities and transportation commission.

Process for Developing New Rule: Audit of Washington state law and Code of Federal Regulations found sections of the federal law that Washington state law did not address. The agency will work with stakeholders to develop the language necessary to ensure compliance with federal regulations in the state of Washington.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer 4 William Balcom, Washington State Patrol, 210 11th Avenue S.W., phone (360) 596-3807, fax (360) 596-3829, william.balcom@wsp.wa.gov.

September 14, 2011

John R. Batiste

Chief

Washington State Code Reviser's Office