WSR 12-10-018

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

WASHINGTON STATE PATROL


[ Filed April 23, 2012, 11:15 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Traction tire devices.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.37.420.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rule changes are needed to coincide with recent legislative changes in 2012 with the passage of SSB 6112. The changes include but may not be limited to updating the language to reference an alternative traction device and outline the testing/certification process for such a device to be considered in the state of Washington.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Department of transportation.

The Washington state patrol (WSP) anticipates providing draft language to impacted stakeholders for review and input as part of the process.

Process for Developing New Rule: The agency plans to develop a draft based on the legislation and provide the language to stakeholders for review and input as part of the process.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Melissa Van Gorkom, WSP Equipment and Standards Unit, P.O. Box 42600, Olympia, WA 98504-2600, (360) 596-4017, fax (360) 596-4015, wsprules@wsp.wa.gov.

April 19, 2012

John R. Batiste

Chief

Washington State Code Reviser's Office