PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Changing rules governing the funding and development of Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) projects.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 47.26 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: TIB is considering revising a number of project development practices to simplify the information and funding rules that apply to TIB grants. The proposed rules are expected to simplify adjustments to TIB funding on roadway projects.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: No federal or state agencies regulate this area.
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 Stevan Gorcester, P.O. Box 40901, Olympia, WA 98504-0901, phone (360) 586-1139, fax (360) 586-1165, e-mail SteveG@tib.wa.gov. A request for comments will be posted on TIB's website along with a mass mailing to TIB's local agency customers. These proposed changes will also be discussed at the board's May 30, 2003, meeting in Pullman and again at the board's July 25, 2003, meeting in Vancouver.
March 25, 2003