PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Developing a new WAC necessary to implement the small city pavement preservation and sidewalk account, chapter 83, Laws of 2005.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 47.26.345 and 47.26.340.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: RCW 47.26.345 finds that it is in the state's interest to support the economic vitality of all cities and towns, recognizing that those cities and towns with a population of less than 5,000 are unable to fully maintain and preserve their street and sidewalk system.
The new rules would establish what cities and towns and which projects would be eligible to receive funding. In addition, the rules would outline the granting criteria, project selection, match requirements, if any, and the granting process, including, but not limited to, submission requirements and payments.
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.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Rhonda Reinke, Chief Administrative Officer, Washington State Transportation Improvement Board, P.O. Box 40901, Olympia, WA 98504-0901, fax (360) 586-1165.
September 27, 2007