PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
[Filed October 11, 2018, 2:31 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 468-38 WAC, Vehicle size and weight—Highway restrictions—Equipment.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: States are directed by the federal provision in the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) to increase weights for emergency vehicles and to allow additional weight for natural gas powered vehicles.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Washington state patrol, Federal Highway Administration.
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 Anne Ford, P.O. Box 47367, Olympia, WA 98504-7367, phone 360-705-7341, fax 360-704-6391, email FordA@wsdot.wa.gov, web site www.wsdot.wa.gov/commercialvehicle; or Justin Heryford, P.O. Box 47367, Olympia, WA 98504-7367, phone 360-705-7987, fax 360-704-6391, email HeryfoJ@wsdot.wa.gov, web site www.wsdot.wa.gov/commercialvehicle.
October 10, 2018
Director of Risk Management
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