WSR 02-23-086

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


[ Filed November 20, 2002, 8:23 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Adoption of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Millennium Edition, June 14, 2001.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 34.05 RCW and RCW 47.36.030.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Adopt the most current version of the National Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices in order to meet Washington state laws, regulations and practice.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Federal Highway Administration issues the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. The FHWA has reviewed the rules.

Process for Developing New Rule: The Department of Transportation has coordinated the development of rules with city, county and other transportation stakeholders.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Mike Dornfeld, Washington State Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 47344, Olympia, WA 98504-7344, phone (360) 705-7288, fax (360) 705-6826, e-mail dornfem@wsdot.wa.gov.

November 20, 2002

John F. Conrad

Washington State Code Reviser's Office