WSR 16-02-020
[Docket TR-151079Filed December 28, 2015, 2:05 p.m.]
Continuance of WSR 15-22-105.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 15-11-092.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: This rule making proposes amending rules in chapter 480-62 WAC, Railroad companiesOperations.
Hearing Location(s): Commission's Hearing Room 206, Second Floor, Richard Hemstad Building, 1300 South Evergreen Park Drive S.W., Olympia, WA 98504-7250, on January 7, 2016, at 2:00 p.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: January 7, 2016.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The Washington utilities and transportation commission (commission) regulates public safety issues of railroads operating with [within] Washington. ESHB 1449, chapter 274, Laws of 2015, adopts financial responsibility reporting requirements that railroads hauling crude oil must include in the annual reports they submit to the commission. This proposal updates railroad annual reporting requirements on financial responsibility and safety standards for private crossings and provides opportunities for first-class cities to opt-in the commission crossing safety program.
The purpose of the continuance of WSR 15-22-105 is to provide notice of a change in the date of the hearing to receive additional public comment regarding the adoption of the rule proposal in this docket. The date of the hearing has been changed from Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. to Thursday, January 7, 2016, at 2:00 p.m.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: See above.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 80.01.040, 81.04.160, 81.24.010, 81.53.010, 81.53.240, and chapter 81.44 RCW.
Statute Being Implemented: Not applicable.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Washington utilities and transportation commission, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Jason Lewis, 1300 South Evergreen Park Drive S.W., Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 664-1206; Implementation and Enforcement: Steven V. King, 1300 South Evergreen Park Drive S.W., Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 664-1115.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The proposed rules will not result in or impose more than minor costs. Because there will not be more than minor increases in costs resulting from the proposed rule changes, a small business economic impact statement is not required under RCW 19.85.030(1).
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The commission is not an agency to which RCW 34.05.328 applies. The proposed rules are not significant legislative rules of the sort referenced in RCW 34.05.328(5).
December 28, 2015
Steven V. King
Executive Director
and Secretary