WSR 12-20-004



[ Filed September 20, 2012, 11:30 a.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: Implement grant assurances for public-use airports receiving state airport aid grants.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 47.68.090.

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The grant terms and agreements currently in use are not captured in WAC. In addition, as a result of SB 5337 which amended RCW 47.68.090, new requirements must be added to the grants program to account for the new authority to provide grants to privately owned/public-use airports.

     Process for Developing New Rule:       Negotiated rule making.

     Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Washington state department of transportation (WSDOT), aviation will establish a technical advisory committee to review proposed grant assurances. The final draft grant assurances will be made available to airport sponsors and stakeholders during the month of November for review and comment.

     For more information on this initiative please contact Robert Hodgman, WSDOT Aviation Division, Senior Planner, 18204 59th Drive N.E., Suite B, Arlington, WA 98223,, (360) 596-8910, fax (360) 651-6319.

September 20, 2012

Stephen T. Reinmuth

Chief of Staff