WSR 14-10-022
[Filed April 28, 2014, 8:27 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Standards for vehicle connecting devices and towing methods.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.37.005.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This proposal would adopt the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J684 standard for this equipment and remove the language concerning the testing requirements currently outlined in the rule. In addition, the proposed language would cleanup the remaining sections of the rules so that they meet the current writing standards and ensure that the language does not conflict with other portions of the law.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency review.
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, Washington State Patrol, Government and Media Relations, P.O. Box 42600, Olympia, WA 98504-2600, (360) 596-4017, fax (360) 596-4015,
April 25, 2014
John R. Batiste