WSR 07-10-015



[ Filed April 20, 2007, 2:20 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Issuance of enhanced driver's licenses and identicards to facilitate crossing the Canadian border.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.01.110 and section 1, chapter 7, Laws of 2007.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Need to establish requirements, fees, standards, and procedures for the application, production, and issuance of enhanced driver's licenses and identicards that may be used for purposes of facilitating the crossing of the border between Washington state and British Columbia.

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; and the department will be working with the federal Department of Homeland Security, the government of British Columbia, and interested stakeholder groups in the development of the rules.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Doron Maniece, Department of Licensing, P.O. Box 9020, Olympia, WA 98507-9020, (360) 902-3763,

Aril 20, 2007

Clark J. Holloway

Legislative Liaison

Washington State Code Reviser's Office