WSR 03-08-089



[ Filed April 2, 2003, 8:57 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 01-13-051.

Title of Rule: Vehicle sunscreening devices.

Purpose: To allow transit city buses to keep the sunscreening devices that are being installed when busses are manufactured.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.37.005.

Summary: Will allow transit city buses to keep the sunscreening devices that are installed on the buses at the time of manufacture. Transit city buses will be exempt from provisions of WAC 204-92A-050 (1) and (2).

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Seattle Transit and Olympia Transit have requested these sunscreening devices be allowed on transit buses.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Ms. Christine Fox, Commercial Vehicle Division, (360) 753-3697.

Name of Proponent: Washington State Patrol, governmental.

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

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: The purpose of this revision is to include transit city buses to the list of types of vehicles that are exempt from the provisions of WAC 204-82A-050 (1) and (2).

Proposal does not change existing rules.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. No small business impact made from amendments.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption.

Hearing Location: Washington State Patrol, Commercial Vehicle Division Headquarters Conference Room, 210 11th Avenue S.W., Room G21, General Administration Building, Olympia, WA 98504, on May 6, 2003, at 1000.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Ms. Christine Fox by May 2, 2003, (360) 753-3697.

Submit Written Comments to: Ms. Christine Fox, 210 11th Avenue S.W., Room G21, General Administration Building, P.O. Box 42614, Olympia, WA 98504-2614, fax (360) 586-8233, by May 2, 2003.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 7, 2003.

March 31, 2003

Ronal W. Serpas



AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 89-24-023, filed 11/30/89, effective 12/31/89)

WAC 204-82A-060   Exceptions.   Due to the nature of use, function and operation of such vehicles, transit city buses are exempt from the provisions of WAC 204-92A-050 (1) and (2). The following are exempted from the provisions of WAC 204-82A-050(2):

(1) Hearses.

(2) Ambulances.

(3) Limousines ((and)), passenger buses, and transit city buses used to transport persons for compensation.

Such vehicles shall have mirrors on both the right and left to provide vision at least two hundred feet to the rear. This section does not limit liability of the operators and/or owners of such vehicles involved in accidents resulting from reduced visibility.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 47.37.005 [46.37.005]. 89-24-023, 204-82A-060, filed 11/30/89, effective 12/31/89.]

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