PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Tacoma Narrows Bridge, including but not limited to, toll rates, photo tolls, fees, and exemptions.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapters 47.46 and 47.52 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Photo tolling is authorized on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, and photo toll rates need to be established for the facility. Also, new toll collection processes are being implemented as part of the new statewide tolling customer service center operation, and associated fees and exemptions may need to be established for existing and/or future facilities.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Washington state department of transportation will review and coordinate with the transportation commission on this rule-making process.
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. The transportation commission will hold a public input meeting and a public hearing on these rules in the Gig Harbor area in fall 2010. Comments may be submitted to the Transportation Commission by mail at P.O. Box 47308, Olympia, WA 98504-7308, phone (360) 705-7070, fax (360) 705-6802, or on the web at firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 20, 2010