PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Revision of WAC 468-38-290 Farm implements.
Revision of the rule is a result of SB 6816 requiring a review of the rule with special attention to restrictions on farm implement height.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.44.140.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Annual farm implement permits do not include an overheight feature. The revision would allow an overheight feature to the annual permit with conditions.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The WAC is enforced by the Washington state patrol.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making, negotiated between the department of transportation, Washington state patrol, Washington Association of Wheat Growers, Washington Farm Bureau.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jim Wright, WSDOT Commercial Vehicle Services, P.O. Box 47367, Olympia, WA 98504-7367, phone (360) 704-6345, fax (360) 704-6350, firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 28, 2010
Stephen T. Reinmuth
Chief of Staff