PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING
[Filed October 5, 2022, 11:44 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 308-61-195 Abandoned recreational vehicle—Criteria and required information, 308-61-197 Abandoned recreational vehicle—Application and review, 308-61-203 Abandoned recreational vehicle—Reimbursement, 308-61-207 Abandoned recreational vehicle—Turning over collections to the department, and 308-61-215 Abandoned recreational vehicle—Rates and caps.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.53.010
Registered tow truck operators. Vehicle wreckers, scrap processors, and scrap metal businesses may apply for cost reimbursement for towing, transporting, storing, dismantling, and disposing abandoned recreational vehicles.
Department to develop rules, stakeholder work group. RCW 46.55.190
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: There are formatted changes and clarified wording throughout all WAC listed under "Subject of possible rule making" above. Other changes are being made in accordance with stakeholder requests identified in the stakeholder work group authorized by RCW 46.53.010
. These changes can improve the effectiveness of the abandoned RV reimbursement program by clarifying reimbursement criteria and aligning criteria with experiences of program participants. The proposed rule changes will incorporate stakeholder feedback on caps and rates, modify reimbursement criteria, and simplify the application process.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making; and parties interested in these rules may contact the individual below (John Hlavaty). The public may also participate by commenting after a CR-102 has been filed and amendments are proposed by providing written comments or giving oral testimony during the public hearing process.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting John Hlavaty, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-902-0324, email firstname.lastname@example.org; or Dora Calle, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-902-3798, email email@example.com.
October 5, 2022
Rules and Policy Manager