WSR 02-07-024



[ Filed March 12, 2002, 10:40 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 01-24-046.

Title of Rule: Chapter 308-94 WAC, Snowmobiles, to include but not limited to, WAC 308-94-050 Snowmobiles.

Purpose: 1. To meet the criteria set forth in Governor Locke's Executive Order 97-02.

2. To clarify rules and help make them more comprehensible.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.01.110.

Summary: Amending WAC 308-94-050 Snowmobile registration, decals and validating tab -- Display.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Meet criteria supporting Governor Locke's Executive Order 97-02.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Katherine Iyall Vasquez, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, (360) 902-3718; Implementation: Deborah McCurley, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, (360) 902-3754; and Enforcement: Eric Andersen, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, (360) 902-4045.

Name of Proponent:

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

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: The anticipated effects will be a clarification of the above-mentioned requirements.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: Clarify sections needed and repeal those no longer required.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. A small business economic impact statement is not required pursuant to RCW 19.85.030 (1)(a). The proposed rule making does not impose more than a minor cost on business in an industry.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. The contents of the proposed rules are explicitly and specifically dictated by statute.

Hearing Location: Highways-Licenses Building, Conference Room 107, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98507, on April 24, 2002, at 1:30 p.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Katherine Iyall Vasquez by April 23, 2002, TTY (360) 664-8885, or (360) 902-3718.

Submit Written Comments to: Katherine Iyall Vasquez, Rules Manager, Title and Registration Services, P.O. Box 2957, Olympia, WA 98507-2957, fax (360) 664-0831, by April 23, 2002.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 1, 2002.

March 8, 2002

D. McCurley, Administrator

Title and Registration Services


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-11-070, filed 5/14/01, effective 6/14/01)

WAC 308-94-050   Snowmobile registration, decals and validating tab -- Display.   (1) Where do I carry the snowmobile registration certificate? A snowmobile registration certificate must be:

(a) Carried in the snowmobile for which it was issued; or

(b) Carried on the person of the snowmobile operator; and

(c) Be made available for inspection by any person having the authority to enforce the provisions of the snowmobile act.

(2) How are snowmobile decals/tabs displayed?

(a) Decals showing the registration numbers must be affixed to the right and left ((sides or on the front and rear of each)) side of the snowmobile directly below the windshield on the hood cowling and located so that snow, passenger, driver or load will not obscure them.

(b) The month tabs must be located no more than two inches ((in front)) to the left of the first digit of the decal showing the registration number. Validating year tab must be located no more than two inches from the last digit of the decals showing the registration number on the left side.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110. 01-11-070, 308-94-050, filed 5/14/01, effective 6/14/01; 98-08-070, 308-94-050, filed 3/30/98, effective 4/30/98; 87-03-041 (Order TL/RG 29), 308-94-050, filed 1/16/87; Order 111 MV, 308-94-050, filed 10/5/71.]

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