WSR 02-13-128




[ Filed June 19, 2002, 10:46 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Curb cuts for public works projects, unrelated to a specific building. (Curb cuts in state building codes are directly related to the building being built.)

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 35.68.076 Curb ramps for physically handicapped -- Model standards.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Curb cuts in state building codes are directly related to the building being built, this WAC relates to curb cuts that are designed for public right of ways. This rule is being reviewed for clarity and consistency with statutory intent under the Governor's Executive Order 97-02.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The state Building Code Council established the curb cut (ramps) related to buildings and the parking or public right of way relating to that building. Two members of the committee reviewing this WAC for GA are on or work for the state Building Code Council.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. The State Facilities Access Committee (SFAAC) (sixteen people with disabilities) will assist in the revision along with the Access Committee (a subcommittee of the Governor's Committee on Disability Issues (GCDE)). The revision will be taken to a quarterly meeting of the GCDE for their input (sixty people with disabilities attend this meeting), then it will go the Developers Council and finally the State Building Council.

Comments may be submitted no later than August 16, 2002, in writing to Carol Maher, General Administration, P.O. Box 41012, Olympia, WA 98504-1012, phone (360) 902-7210, e-mail, fax (360) 586-9186.

June 14, 2002

Carol A. Maher

Barrier-Free Facilities

Program Manager

Washington State Code Reviser's Office