WSR 09-05-014

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON


[ Filed February 6, 2009, 1:51 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 478-116 WAC, Parking and traffic rules of the University of Washington, Seattle.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.10.560 and 28B.20.130.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The proposed rule revisions move the administrative oversight of parking enforcement from the University Police Department to the commuter services unit within the University of Washington transportation services department. These changes would consolidate and improve the administration of all parking-related matters within one campus department including: Providing more cost-effective management of limited parking resources, streamlining the citation and appeal adjudication processes, providing greater alignment of enforcement regulations with the current transportation environment, and making housekeeping changes to update unit names.

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. Written comments or inquiries may be directed to Rebecca Goodwin Deardorff, director of rules coordination by one of the following routes: Mail: University of Washington, Rules Coordination Office, Box 351210, Seattle, WA 98195; e-mail rules@u.washington.edu; or fax (206) 685-3825.

February 6, 2009

Rebecca Goodwin Deardorff

UW Director of Rules Coordination

Washington State Code Reviser's Office