WSR 04-17-057




[ Filed August 11, 2004, 10:42 a.m. ]

Continuance of WSR 04-15-140.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 04-05-103.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 480-62-218 Point protection, WUTC Docket No. TR-040151.

Hearing Location(s): Commission Hearing Room 206, Second Floor, Chandler Plaza Building, 1300 South Evergreen Park Drive S.W., Olympia, WA 98504, on October 13, 2004, at 9:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: October 13, 2004.

Submit Written Comments to: Carole J. Washburn, Secretary, P.O. Box 47250, Olympia, WA 98504-7250, e-mail, fax (360) 586-1150, please include Docket No. TR-040151 in your communication, by August 11, 2004.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Mary DeYoung by October 11, 2004, TTY (360) 586-8203 or (360) 664-1133.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The proposal would add to rules governing railroad operations a rule addressing point protection. The proposed rule requires railroads to protect the leading end of train movements to add safety for employees that might be present on the tracks ahead of the movement, vehicles using road crossings, and trains on connected tracks.

The purpose of this continuance of WSR 04-15-140 is to provide notice of a change in the adoption and hearing dates for this rule making to October 13, 2004. All information relating to the proposed rules in WSR 04-15-140 remains the same, except for the adoption and hearing dates.

Name of Proponent: Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Mike Rowswell, Rail Safety Manager, 1300 South Evergreen Park Drive S.W., Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 664-1265; Implementation and Enforcement: Carole J. Washburn, Executive Secretary, 1300 South Evergreen Park Drive S.W., Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 664-1174.

August 11, 2004

Carole J. Washburn

Executive Secretary

Legislature Code Reviser 


Washington State Code Reviser's Office