Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: Hulk haulers will report to the department of licensing vehicles they sell to out-of-state or out-of-country wreckers and scrap processors to facilitate a more accurate database of destroyed Washington state titled vehicles. Scrap processors will maintain a copy of the ownership document for their files rather than a description of the ownership document.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 308-65-080 and 308-65-140.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.79.080.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 06-17-042 on August 8, 2006.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: January 22, 2007.
Mykel D. Gable
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 00-13-020, filed 6/12/00, effective 7/13/00)
WAC 308-65-080 Hulk hauler -- Procedures for acquiring and selling vehicles. On what ownership documents may I buy and sell vehicles/hulks? (1) Supporting acquisition for transport, resale. The hulk hauler may acquire vehicles or hulks for transport and resale to a licensed motor vehicle wrecker or scrap processor upon obtaining ownership documents in the form of a certificate of ((
title)) ownership properly
endorsed, from a state issuing a title, or a certificate of
registration and notarized bill of sale from a jurisdiction
issuing only a registration certificate or other approved
ownership documents as follows:
(a) Affidavit of lost or stolen title signed by the owner on record with the department, and release of interest from the owner.
(b) Affidavit of sale of a junk vehicle from the landowner who has complied with RCW 46.55.230.
(c) Affidavit of sale from a registered tow truck operator.
(d) A court order.
(e) Acquisition from wreckers licensed by the department
may be supported by obtaining the wrecker's invoice or bill of
sale listing each vehicle by the wrecker's "yard number." Such
invoice or bill of sale ((
shall)) must be given to the scrap
processor or vehicle wrecker purchasing the vehicles listed
(f) Bills of sale pursuant to WAC 308-63-020 for vehicles from nontitle jurisdictions that have had their titles surrendered to a state after having been declared a total loss and for vehicles of the type to which titles are not issued.
(2) Must possess supporting documentation. Before a hulk
hauler may transport any vehicle for resale, he/she ((
must have in his/her possession ownership documents to support
lawful acquisition or possession, as enumerated in subsection
(1) of this section. Such documentation (( shall)) must be in
his/her possession at all times while the vehicle is
(3) Handling vehicles. A hulk hauler may not operate as
a wrecker or remove parts from vehicles, provided that the
hulk hauler may remove the parts necessary to sell vehicle
salvage to a licensed scrap processor, ((
e.g.)) example, the
upholstery, gasoline tank, and tires, so long as such parts
are removed on the premises of a licensed wrecker or scrap
processor where prior permission is granted or at a location
approved by the department.
(4) May sell to licensed wreckers and scrap processors. Vehicles in the possession of a licensed hulk hauler may only be sold to a licensed wrecker or scrap processor.
(5) When sold to a licensed wrecker or scrap processor in another state or country, the licensed hulk hauler must furnish a written report to the department by the tenth of the month following sale of the vehicle. The report must contain the following:
(a) A description of each vehicle acquired by make, model, year and vehicle identification number;
(b) The date acquired, name of the person, firm or corporation from which obtained;
(c) A description of the ownership document, including any title or registration number.
This report must be made in duplicate, retaining the duplicate for the hulk hauler's files for a period of three years. The report must be accompanied by properly endorsed certificates of title or registration or such other adequate evidence of ownership as may come into the hulk hauler's possession.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.79.080. 00-13-020, § 308-65-080, filed 6/12/00, effective 7/13/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.55.190, 46.79.080 and 46.80.140. 93-08-076, § 308-65-080, filed 4/6/93, effective 5/7/93.]
(a) The scrap processor shall maintain the following books and files of all vehicles, acquired other than from a wrecker or out-of-state salvage company, which shall contain the following:
(i) A description of each vehicle acquired by make, model, year and vehicle identification number;
(ii) The date acquired, name of the person, firm or corporation from which obtained, and the wrecker license numbers if such person is licensed as a wrecker by the department;
(iii) A ((
description of the document evidencing
ownership, and if a certificate of title or registration, the
title or registration number)) copy of the document evidencing
ownership, as required by WAC 308-65-080; and
(iv) The license plate number and name of state in which vehicle was last registered.
(b) For all vehicles acquired from a licensed wrecker, a copy of the wrecker's invoice or bill of sale shall suffice as the record of acquisition and demolition.
(c) For vehicles acquired from out-of-state salvage companies, an invoice listing the vehicles and the affidavit of compliance with the out-of-state jurisdiction.
(d) For vehicle parts, an invoice or bill of sale describing the part and identifying the seller by name and address. That record will be available for inspection.
(e) Such records shall be maintained for three years and shall be subject to periodic inspection by authorized representatives of the department and appropriate law enforcement officers.
(2) Must furnish written reports. By the tenth of the month following acquisition of vehicles or hulks for demolition, each scrap processor shall submit a report, on the form prescribed by the department, listing each vehicle, whether or not such vehicles have been demolished. This report shall be made in duplicate, retaining the duplicate for the scrap processor's files. The report shall give such information as the scrap processor is required to keep by subsection (1) of this section, provided that the scrap processor need not include copies of a wrecker's invoice or bill of sale in such report so long as he/she retains copies of the invoices and bills of sale for a period of three years. It shall be accompanied by properly endorsed certificates of title or registration or such other adequate evidence of ownership as may come into the scrap processor's possession when he/she acquires vehicles for salvage from other than wreckers licensed by the department.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.79.080. 00-13-020, § 308-65-140, filed 6/12/00, effective 7/13/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.55.190, 46.79.080 and 46.80.140. 93-08-076, § 308-65-140, filed 4/6/93, effective 5/7/93.]