WSR 19-16-048
[Filed July 30, 2019, 8:23 a.m.]
The department of transportation (WSDOT) prepares a semi-annual rule-making agenda in January and July each year to inform the public of expected upcoming rule changes. Pursuant to RCW 34.05.314, the agenda is published in the Washington State Register.
WSDOT encourages the public to be involved in the rule-making processes by attending public hearings and submitting comments on rules. Additional rule-making information is available on the department's web site at
Semi-Annual Rule-Making Agenda
(July – December 2019)
Subject Matter or Division
WAC Chapter or Section
Purpose and Scope of Rule Making
Preproposal Notice Filings (CR-101)
Proposed Rule and Public Hearing Filings (CR-102 or CR-105 Expedited)
Permanent Rule Filing (CR-103)
Public records
Public access to records
WSR 19-14-097
Planned filing in August 2019
Small business and veteran-owned business
Correction made to authority
WSR 19-13-012
Planned filing in August 2019
Transportation commissionFerry fares
Increase ferry fare rate
WSR 19-10-032
WSR 19-14-104
Planned filing in August 2019
Urban mobility and access
Revise administrative rules and procedures to reflect changes in new tolling back office system
WSR 19-03-070
WSR 19-09-069
Planned filing in November 2019
Traffic operations
Exempt pilot cars for government vehicles during emergency conditions
Planned filing in 2019
Traffic operations
Certification requirements for pilot car drivers
Planned filing in 2019
Traffic operations
Clarify groups of axels [axles] for commercial vehicles
Planned filing in 2019
Transportation economic partnerships
Expand language to include hydrogen fuel cell and other alternative fuel infrastructure
Planned filing in Fall 2019
Planned filing in Winter 2019
Planned filing in Spring 2020
Commute trip reduction
Update requirements and procedures for employers and jurisdictions to be added or exempted from the program
WSR 18-22-122
WSDOT is responsible for initiating rule making to implement new state laws, meet federal requirements, and to meet unforeseen circumstances. Because of this variability, this agenda is prepared for information purposes only and any dates noted herein are planning estimates that are subject to change. Additional rule making can occur in addition to what is listed on this agenda.
This agenda does not constitute a rule or rule-making action. Any errors or omissions in this agenda do not affect the actual rules or rule-making notices filed with the office of the code reviser and published in the Washington State Register.
If you have additional questions, please contact the agency rules coordinator, Karen Engle, 360-704-6362, or email