WSR 06-21-112

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

WASHINGTON STATE PATROL


[ Filed October 17, 2006, 3:12 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 204-10 WAC, Equipment standards.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.37.005.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To update existing language with current Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) 108 and add clarifying language in other sections. The amendments are a result of reviewing the WAC with current FMVSS.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The department of licensing, Mr. Dale Brown, WAC coordinator, was provided an e-mail copy of proposed updates.

Process for Developing New Rule: Reviewed current federal standards and found chapter 204-10 WAC was not up-to-date with those standards.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Washington State Patrol, Equipment and Standards Review Unit, P.O. Box 42600, Olympia, WA 98504-2600, christine.fox@wsp.wa.gov, (360) 753-3697 or fax (360) 753-5469. Review proposed language at www.wsp.wa.gov under Rules Assistance Center, WACs.

October 16, 2006

Paul S. Beckley

for John R. Batiste

Deputy Chief

Washington State Code Reviser's Office