PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 308-61 WAC, Wreckers, to include but not limited to WAC 308-61-135 Miscellaneous provisions.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.01.110 and 46.55.190.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: A rule change is required to clarify reporting requirements through the abandoned vehicle online reporting system. The department was mandated to create a system enabling the tow truck industry to file the abandoned vehicle affidavit of sale documents electronically. The department enhanced that reporting system with inquiry capabilities. Many tow truck companies who have requested access to utilize this online function are only using it to complete the inquiry portion but not to submit the affidavit of sale. This rule seeks to clarify that tow truck companies who have requested access to the online system must also file the affidavit of sale reports through the online system.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting by mail Katherine Iyall Vasquez, Rules Manager, Title and Registration Services, Vehicle Services, Mailstop 48001, P.O. Box 2957, Olympia, WA 98507-2957, or by phone (360) 902-3718, fax (360) 664-0831, TTY (360) 664-8885, e-mail email@example.com.
May 20, 2004
Steve Boruchowitz, Manager
Policy and Projects Office