WSR 15-19-049
[Filed September 11, 2015, 9:01 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 468-38-050 Special permits for extra-legal loads, revision of the rule is to clarify the language indicating where and how a permit can be issued. The revision also authorizes the holder of a special motor vehicle permit to display the permit by use of an electronic device.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.44.090.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The current rule indicates the permit must be carried in the power unit at all times but does not identify the use of modern technology to display the permit. The revision will authorize the use of technology readably [readily] available to allow permit holders to display an electronic copy when requested.
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, so was included in the development of this proposal.
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 by contacting Jim Wright, Commercial Vehicle Services, P.O. Box 47367, Olympia, WA 98504-7367, phone (360) 704-6345, fax (360) 704-6350,
September 11, 2015
Kathryn W. Taylor
Assistant Secretary