WSR 13-21-103
[Filed October 21, 2013, 1:19 p.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 13-18-060.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 204-32 WAC, Regulations for private carrier buses.
Hearing Location(s): General Administration Building, Room G-3, 210 11th Avenue S.W., Olympia, WA 98504, on November 26, 2013, at 8:00 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: November 27, 2013.
Submit Written Comments to: CVEO 4 William Balcom, 210 11th Avenue S.W., Room G21, Olympia, WA 98504-2614, e-mail, fax (360) 596-3829, by November 25, 2013.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Melissa Van Gorkom by November 25, 2013, (360) 596-4017.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Proposed changes include but may not be limited to amending the definition for a private carrier bus to coincide with the federal definition under 49 C.F.R. 390.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.37.005 and 46.37.290.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: William Balcom, GA Building, P.O. Box 42614, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 596-3807; and Enforcement: Washington State Patrol, GA Building, P.O. Box 42614, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 596-3807.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This change will not impact a small business.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Not a significant rule as defined in the RCW.
October 21, 2013
John R. Batiste
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 08-19-078, filed 9/16/08, effective 10/17/08)
WAC 204-32-010 Definitions.
(1) "Chief" means the chief of the Washington state patrol or their designee.
(2) "Private carrier bus" means every motor vehicle designed for the purpose of carrying passengers (((having a seating capacity for eleven or more persons))) used regularly to transport persons in furtherance of any organized agricultural, religious, or charitable purpose, and having a seating capacity for:
(a) Eight passengers if the transportation is provided for compensation; or
(b) Fifteen passengers if the transportation is provided not for compensation.
Such term does not include buses operated by common carriers under a franchise granted by any city or town or the Washington public utilities commission.
(3) "Stop signal" means a sign bearing the word "STOP" which is actuated by the driver of the bus.
(4) "Signal lamps" means red lamps mounted on the vehicle to be used in conjunction with the "stop signal" when the bus is loading or unloading passengers under certain conditions.
(5) "Warning sign" means a sign to be attached to the rear of the bus to inform following motorists of their duty to stop when the "signal lamps" are activated.