PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 392-143 WAC, Transportation -- Specifications for school buses.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.61.380.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Revisions to chapter 392-143 will provide clarification to school districts on the process to license a school bus. Currently a school district is required to submit a copy of the school bus operation permit (issued by office of superintendent of public instruction) to the county auditor or license agent to obtain an exempt plate. This change would eliminate that requirement and result in a reduction in the paperwork collected by the county auditor or license agent.
In addition, the changes proposed will include clarification to the process for obtaining a school bus operations permit.
Process for Developing New Rule: [No further information supplied by agency.]
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Allan J. Jones, Director, Student Transportation, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200, (360) 725-6120, or fax (360) 586-6124, email@example.com.
March 5, 2012