Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 09-20-045.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Amending chapters 479-10 and 479-12 WAC to add language regarding small city matching funds provided by the transportation improvement board for small city projects.
Hearing Location(s): The Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, WA 98662, (360) 254-3100, on June 25, 2010, at 9:00 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: June 25, 2010.
Submit Written Comments to: Eileen Bushman, P.O. Box 40901, Olympia, WA 98504-0901, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, fax (360) 586-1165, by June 11, 2010.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Eileen Bushman by June 4, 2010, (360) 586-1146.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: To define and provide criteria for small cities to receive matching funds from the transportation improvement board. Chapter 47.26 RCW 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 five thousand are unable to fully maintain and preserve their street and sidewalk system.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: The new language to chapters 479-10 and 479-12 WAC would establish the principles under which small cities would receive matching funds and provide rules for small cities to receive the necessary funding to repair and maintain their infrastructure.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 47.26 RCW.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 47.26.345 and 47.26.340.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Washington state transportation improvement board, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Rhonda Reinke, P.O. Box 40901, Olympia, WA 98504-0901, (360) 586-1140; Implementation and Enforcement: Stevan Gorcester, P.O. Box 40901, Olympia, WA 98504-0901, (360) 586-1139.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Customers are local government entities.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Not required under RCW 34.05.328(5).
April 14, 2010
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-21-005, filed 10/2/08, effective 11/2/08)
WAC 479-10-011 Programs funded from the small city pavement preservation and sidewalk account. The small city pavement preservation and sidewalk account funds ((
(1) Small city preservation program and ((
the)) if funds
are available, for use on a project-by-project basis for the
small cities to match federal funding provided for local
government federal aid of transportation, on a first
come/first served basis; and
(2) City hardship assistance program.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 47.26 RCW. 08-21-005, § 479-10-011, filed 10/2/08, effective 11/2/08.]
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-18-050, filed 8/30/07, effective 9/30/07)
WAC 479-12-011 Programs funded from the urban arterial trust account. The urban arterial trust account funds the following programs:
(1) The urban arterial program;
(2) The small city arterial program((
(a) Grants; and
(b) Match funding.
(3) The sidewalk programs:
(a) Urban sidewalk program; and
(b) Small city sidewalk program.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 47.26 RCW. 07-18-050, § 479-12-011, filed 8/30/07, effective 9/30/07. Statutory Authority: Chapters 47.26 and 47.66 RCW. 99-24-038, § 479-12-011, filed 11/23/99, effective 12/24/99.]
(1) Safety improvements - addresses accident reduction, eliminates roadway hazards, and corrects roadway deficiencies.
(2) Mobility improvements - improves level of service, improves access to generators, and connects urban street networks.
(3) Pavement condition - replaces or rehabilitates street surfaces and structural deficiencies.
Mode accessibility - provides additional high
occupancy vehicle lanes, bus volume, or nonmotorized
facilities.)) Sustainability - improves mode accessibility,
reduces or eliminates water detention, and encourages energy
reduction technology and use of recycled materials.
(5) Local support - demonstrates initiative to achieve full funding and project completion.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 47.26 RCW. 07-18-050, § 479-12-131, filed 8/30/07, effective 9/30/07.]
(1) Safety improvement - projects that address accident reduction, hazard elimination, and roadway deficiencies.
(2) Pavement condition - replaces or rehabilitates street surfaces and structural deficiencies.
(3) Local support - projects that improve network development and address community needs.
(4) Sustainability - improves network development of street system, reduces or eliminates water detention, and encourages energy reduction technology and use of recycled materials.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 47.26 RCW. 07-18-050, § 479-12-231, filed 8/30/07, effective 9/30/07.]
(1) Safety improvement - projects that address hazard mitigation and accident reduction.
(2) Pedestrian access - projects that improve or provide access to facilities including:
(b) Public buildings;
(c) Central business districts;
(d) Medical facilities;
(e) Activity centers;
(f) High density housing (including senior housing);
(g) Transit facilities;
(h) Completes or extends existing sidewalks.
(3) Local support - addresses local needs and is supported by the local community.
(4) Sustainability - improves sidewalk width, provides hardscaping and appropriate plantings, addresses low impact development or natural drainage practices, and encourages previous surface use.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 47.26 RCW. 07-18-050, § 479-12-431, filed 8/30/07, effective 9/30/07.]