WSR 98-04-053

PERMANENT RULES

WASHINGTON STATE PATROL

[Filed January 30, 1998, 3:40 p.m.]

Date of Adoption: December 16, 1997.

Purpose: Amending sections to clarify what can and cannot be used for motor vehicle aftermarket lighting devices. Also repeals sections which are covered in other WACs.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 204-10-100, 204-10-110, 204-10-130, 204-10-140 and 204-10-150; and amending WAC 204-10-020, 204-10-070, and 204-10-090.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.37.005 and 46.37.320.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 97-22-040 on October 31, 1997.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 3, repealed 5.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 3, repealed 5.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

January 29, 1998

Annette M. Sandberg

Chief

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 83-05-01, filed 5/13/83)

WAC 204-10-020 Lighting devices. Aftermarket neon lighting devices may not be used on motor vehicles while they are in motion on public roadways.

(1) Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 108 is hereby adopted by reference as the standard for the following aftermarket lighting devices:

(a) Headlamps (shall be white only) (SAE J578)

(b) Taillamps

(c) Stoplamps

(d) License plate lamps

(e) Turn signal lamps

(f) Side marker lamps

(g) Intermediate side marker lamps

(h) Backup lamps

(i) Identification lamps

(j) Clearance lamps

(k) Parking lamps

(l) Reflex reflectors

(m) Intermediate reflex reflectors

(n) Intermediate side reflex reflectors

(o) Intermediate side marker reflectors

(p) Turn signal operating units

(q) Turn signal flashers

(r) Vehicular hazard warning signal operating units

(s) Vehicular hazard warning signal flashers

(2) Canadian Standards Association Standard D106.2 is hereby adopted by reference as the standard for the following lighting devices:

(a) Aftermarket headlamps (quartz-halogen nonsealed beam - shall be white only).

(i) Motorcycle headlamps may comply with either Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 108 or Canadian Standard D106.2.

(b) Fog lamps. Fog lamps may comply with either Standard D106.2 or SAE Standard J583((d)) as set forth in subsection (3)(a) of this section.

(3) Society of Automotive Engineers standards are hereby adopted by reference as the standard for the following lighting devices:

(a) Fog lamps (SAE J583((d))), aftermarket fog lamps shall be white to amber only

(b) Fog tail lamps (SAE ((X))J1319)

(c) Auxiliary driving lamps (SAE J581((a))), shall be white only and are not intended to be used alone or with the lower beam of a standard headlamp system

(d) Auxiliary low beam lamps (or auxiliary passing lamps) (SAE J582((a)))

(e) Spot lamps (SAE J591((b)))

(f) Cornering lamps (SAE J852((b)))

(g) Supplemental high-mounted stop and rear turn signal lamps (SAE ((J186a)) J1957 and J2068)

(h) Side turn signal lamps (SAE J914((b)))

(i) 360 degree emergency warning lamps (SAE J845)

(j) Flashing warning lamps for agricultural equipment (SAE J974)

(k) Flashing warning lamps for authorized emergency, maintenance, and service vehicles (SAE J595((b)))

(l) Flashing warning lamp for industrial equipment (SAE J96)

(m) Warning lamp alternating flashers (J1054)

(n) Green lamp for use on volunteer fireman's private vehicle (SAE J595((b))) - flashing warning lamps for authorized emergency, maintenance, and service vehicles.

(i) Color of the lens shall be green as that color is described in SAE Standard J578((d)) (Color specifications for electric signal lighting devices) rather than red or amber as specified in SAE J595((b)).

(o) Side cowl, fender, or running board courtesy lamps (SAE J575((g)))

(4) Standards promulgated by the commission on equipment for the following lighting devices shall be as set forth in the Washington Administrative Code chapters as indicated:

(a) Deceleration alert lamp system (chapter 204-62 WAC)

(b) Headlamp modulator (chapter 204-78 WAC)

(c) Headlamp flashing system (chapter 204-80 WAC)

(d) School bus warning lamps (chapter 204-74 WAC).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.37.005. 83-11-028 (Order 83-05-01), 204-10-020, filed 5/13/83. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.37.005, 46.37.194, 46.37.280, 46.37.310, 46.37.320 and 46.37.380. 81-18-008 (Order 81-08-02), 204-10-020, filed 8/21/81.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 81-08-02, filed 8/21/81)

WAC 204-10-070 Air conditioning units. (1) Society of Automotive Engineers Recommended Practice SAE J639 is hereby adopted by reference as the standard for automotive air conditioning units.

(2) Society of Automotive Engineers Standard SAE J51((b)) is hereby adopted by reference as the standard for automotive air conditioning hose.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.37.005, 46.37.194, 46.37.280, 46.37.310, 46.37.320 and 46.37.380. 81-18-008 (Order 81-08-02), 204-10-070, filed 8/21/81.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 81-08-02, filed 8/21/81)

WAC 204-10-090 Slow moving vehicle emblems. Society of Automotive Engineers Standard SAE J943((a)) is hereby adopted by reference as the standard for slow moving vehicle identification emblems. Mounting of the emblem shall be as set forth in chapter 204-28 WAC.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.37.005, 46.37.194, 46.37.280, 46.37.310, 46.37.320 and 46.37.380. 81-18-008 (Order 81-08-02), 204-10-090, filed 8/21/81.]

REPEALER

The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:

WAC 204-10-100 Tire chains.

WAC 204-10-110 Traction devices.

WAC 204-10-130 Trailer hitches.

WAC 204-10-140 Motorcycle goggles, glasses, and face shields.

WAC 204-10-150 Load fastening devices.

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