WSR 02-16-057



[ Filed August 2, 2002, 8:44 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 02-13-012.

Title of Rule: Chapter 308-63 WAC, Wreckers.

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: Chapter 46.55 RCW.

Summary: Amending WAC 308-63-090 Wreckers -- Records and procedures for monthly reports.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Meet criteria supporting Governor Locke's Executive Order 97-02 and chapter 245 of the 2002 regular legislation session. Implementation of the requirements of SB 6530.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Katherine Iyall Vasquez, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, (360) 902-3718; Implementation and Enforcement: Myke Gable, 2000 4th Avenue West, Black Lake 3, (360) 664-6451.

Name of Proponent: , governmental.

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 September 10, 2002, at 8:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Katherine Iyall Vasquez by September 9, 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 September 9, 2002.

Date of Intended Adoption: September 10, 2002.

July 22, 2002

Katherine Vasquez

for D. McCurley, Administrator

Title and Registration Services


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 00-13-019, filed 6/12/00, effective 7/13/00)

WAC 308-63-090   Wreckers -- Records and procedures for monthly reports.   What records must I keep and how do I handle the monthly report? (1) Wrecker books and files. The wrecker shall maintain books and files which shall contain the following:

(a) A record of each vehicle or part acquired giving:

(i) A description of the vehicle or part by make, model, year, and for major component parts, except core parts, the vehicle identification number and "yard number" assigned at the time the vehicle or major component part was placed in the wrecking yard;

(ii) The date purchased or acquired by the wrecker, and the name of the person, firm or corporation from which the vehicle or part was obtained;

(iii) The certificate of title number if registered in a title state, or registration number if a nontitle state; or description of the document used in lieu of title, such as an affidavit of sale or a bill of sale for a vehicle or vehicle part; ((and))

(iv) The name of the state and license number in the state that a vehicle was last registered; and

(v) A statement indicating whether any used car or truck at least six years but not more than twenty years old met the market value threshold amount immediately before it was wrecked, destroyed or damaged, as required by RCW 46.12.070 and WAC 308-56A-460(3). If this statement is not provided, the department will treat the report as if the wrecker indicated that the market value threshold was met when required.

(b) A record of the disposition of the motor, body, and major component parts giving the name of the person purchasing the part(s), if any. Sales to scrap processors shall be accompanied by an invoice or bill of sale, listing each vehicle by its yard number. The wrecker shall retain a copy of such invoice or bill of sale for purposes of inspection for three years.

These records will be subject to inspection by authorized representatives of the department and law enforcement officials during regular business hours. The foregoing information shall be entered in the wrecker's records within two business days of the event requiring the entry, such as receipt of a vehicle.

(2) Must furnish written reports. By the tenth of the month following acquisition of vehicles entered into the wrecking yard inventory, each wrecker will submit a report on the form prescribed by the department documenting that those vehicles were entered into the wrecking yard inventory during the month. Vehicles being held in the segregated storage area awaiting ownership documents, pursuant to WAC 308-63-070(8), will not be reported. The report shall be made in duplicate. The original shall be sent to the department and the duplicate retained for the wrecker's files. If no vehicles are acquired during the month, the monthly report must be sent in stating "none." The report shall give such information for vehicles only as the wrecker is required to keep by subsection (1)(a)(i), (ii), (iii), ((and)) (iv), and (v) of this section((; it shall)). The report must be accompanied by properly endorsed certificates of title or other adequate evidence of ownership and registration certificates: Provided, That records on acquisitions and sales of vehicle parts need not be included in reports submitted to the department but records shall be kept for three years from date of purchase and available for inspection.

(3) Identity of vehicles in yard. All vehicles placed in the yard shall be identified by a yard number as assigned in the wrecking records with numerals marked so as to be clearly visible and legible. If a part of a vehicle is sold which has the number on it, the yard number of the vehicle shall be remarked in another location on the vehicle.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.80.140. 00-13-019, 308-63-090, filed 6/12/00, effective 7/13/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.55.190, 46.79.080 and 46.80.140. 93-08-076, 308-63-090, filed 4/6/93, effective 5/7/93.]

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