WSR 99-18-061

EXPEDITED ADOPTION

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed August 30, 1999, 2:40 p.m. ]

Title of Rule: WAC 308-97-011 Definitions.

Purpose: Chapter 270 of the 1999 legislative session, Implementation of the requirements of HB 2201.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.16.160, 82.38.100.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Patrick J. Zlateff, 1125 Washington Street S.E., 902-3718; Implementation: Art Farley, 2424 Bristol Court, 664-1812; and Enforcement: Thao Pham-Manikhoth, 2424 Bristol Court, 664-1844.

Name of Proponent: Department of Licensing, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: Definitions. Motor carrier is a person or business who owns, leases or operates a vehicle which carries freight and/or passengers and either: (1) The vehicle has a gross vehicle weight or combined gross vehicle weight greater than twenty-six thousand pounds; (2) is a trailer with a gross vehicle weight rating of greater than ten thousand pounds; or (3) carries sixteen or more passengers, including the driver. Purpose is a surcharge of five dollars imposed on the issuance of trip permits. The portion of the surcharge paid by motor carriers must be deposited in the motor vehicle fund for the purpose of supporting vehicle weight stations, weigh-in-motion programs, and the commercial vehicle information systems and network programs. The remaining portion of the surcharge must be deposited in the motor vehicle fund for the purpose of supporting congestion relief program. Anticipated effects would be that sellers of trip permits would determine what fund the surcharge of five dollars would be deposited in.

Proposal does not change existing rules.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED TO BE ADOPTED USING 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 RULE BEING ADOPTED USING THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Art Farley, Department of Licensing, Prorate and Fuel Tax Services, Vehicle Services, Mailstop 48001, 2424 Bristol Court, Olympia, WA 98502-2957 , AND RECEIVED BY November 1, 1999.


August 30, 1999

Thao Pham-Manikhoth

Administrator

Prorate and Fuel Tax Services

OTS-3278.2


NEW SECTION
WAC 308-97-011
Definitions.

Motor carrier is a person or business who owns, leases or operates a vehicle which carries freight and/or passengers and either:

(1) The vehicle has a gross vehicle weight or combined gross vehicle weight greater than twenty-six thousand pounds;

(2) Is a trailer with a gross vehicle weight rating of greater than ten thousand pounds; or

(3) Carries sixteen or more passengers, including the driver.

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