WSR 20-16-081
[Filed July 29, 2020, 4:24 p.m.]
Semi-Annual Rule-Making Agenda
July – December 2020
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 website at
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)
Utility accommodation
Update allowable costs chargeable to utility applicants.
Planned filing in 2020
Highway access control
Provide flexibility for allowing transit-only access at interchange ramps.
WSR 20-05-054
Planned filing in 2020
Traffic operations
Clarify groups of axles for commercial vehicles.
Planned filing in 2020
Traffic operations
Measurement exclusive devices.
WSR 19-21-130
Planned filing in 2020
Traffic operations
Certification requirements for pilot car drivers.
WSR 20-01-108
Planned filing in 2020
Enhancing Title VI compliance on state funded contracts
Ensure WSDOT contracts are free from discrimination. Requires employers to submit an inclusion plan.
WSR 20-10-035
State construction office
Adds new grounds for suspending a contractor's prequalification.
WSR 20-01-107
Planned filing in 2020
Innovative partnerships
Expand language to include hydrogen fuel cell and other alternative fuel infrastructure.
WSR 19-23-037
Planned filing in 2020
Planned filing in 2020
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, at 360-704-6362, or email