WSR 08-17-120



[ Filed August 20, 2008, 11:36 a.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 458-20-279 Clean alternative fuel vehicles and high gas mileage vehicles.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 82.32.300 and 82.01.060(2).

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is considering adopting a new rule to explain the requirements of the following:

The retail sales and use tax exemptions for clean alternative fuel vehicles (RCW 82.08.809 and 82.12.809); and
The retail sales and use tax exemptions for high gas mileage vehicles (RCW 82.08.813 and 82.12.813).
     These exemptions become effective January 1, 2009.

     Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Washington state department of licensing (DOL) administers laws relating to the licensing and regulation of vehicles and vehicle operators, dealers, and manufacturers. The department of revenue will consult with DOL during the rule-making process for consistency and uniformity purposes.

     Process for Developing New Rule: Parties interested in this rule making may contact the individual listed below. The public may also participate by providing written comments throughout this rule making or giving oral testimony at the public meeting or public hearing.

     Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Written comments may be submitted by mail, fax, or at the public meeting. Oral comments will be accepted at the public meeting. A preliminary draft of possible rule changes is available for viewing and printing on our web site at Written comments on and/or requests for copies of the rule may be directed to Jay Jetter, Interpretations and Technical Advice Division, P.O. Box 47453, Olympia, WA 98504-7453, e-mail, phone (360) 570-6057, fax (360) 586-0127.

     Public Meeting Location: Capital Plaza Building, 4th Floor L&P Large Conference Room, 1025 Union Avenue S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, on September, 25, 2008, at 1:30 p.m.

     Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Martha Thomas no later than ten days before the meeting date, TTY 1-800-451-7985 or (360) 725-7497.

August 20, 2008

Alan R. Lynn

Rules Coordinator

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