WSR 99-19-145

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


[ Filed September 22, 1999, 8:29 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amendment to chapter 468-70 WAC, Motorist information signs.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 47.36 RCW, RCW 47.36.030, 47.36.310, and 47.36.320.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Majority of rules are housekeeping in nature. Rule also implements provisions of HB 1322, chapter 201, Laws of 1999, establishing fees to recover costs for the erection and maintenance of motorist information signs.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Toby D. Rickman, State Traffic Engineer, Washington State Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 47344, Olympia, WA 98504-7344, phone (360) 705-7280, fax (360) 705-6826.

September 22, 1999

Gerald E. Smith

Deputy Secretary, Operations

Washington State Code Reviser's Office