PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: To amend chapter 468-70 WAC, so that certain rules conflicting with 2002 legislative activity are corrected.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 47.36.310 and 47.36.320.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The legislature directed the department to hire a private contractor to run the motorist information sign program and eliminated the department's funding for the program. The legislature also asked the department to delay hiring a contractor. The department placed the program on hold. As a result many businesses, interested in joining the program, could not. The department can only install or replace businesses logos on a cost reimbursement basis, not the fee schedule identified in WAC 468-70-080.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
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 Mike Dornfeld, Washington State Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 47344, Olympia, WA 98504-7344, phone (360) 705-7288, fax (206) 705-6826, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 6, 2003
John F. Conrad