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Definitions—General.

(1) Department - means the department of licensing of the state of Washington.
(2) Director - Means the director of the department of licensing.
(3) Destroy - Means the dismantling, disassembling or wrecking of a vehicle with the intent of never again operating such as a vehicle, or the sustaining of damage to a vehicle either (a) to the extent that the cost of repairing it exceeds its fair market value immediately prior to the accident or occurrence, or (b) to the extent that the cost of repairing it plus its salvage value in its damaged condition exceeds or approximately equals the market value of the vehicle in its repaired or restored condition.
(4) Market value threshold amount is the amount assigned to vehicles which includes a motor vehicle having a designation that is at least six years before the calendar year in which the vehicle was wrecked, destroyed, or damaged. For vehicles six through twenty years old a statement whether or not the vehicle meets the market value threshold amount as defined in RCW 46.12.005 and WAC 308-56A-500 is also required.
(5) Acquire - Means the physical custody together with proof of ownership as provided under WAC 308-63-080.
(6) Custody - Means the possession of a vehicle that the wrecker owns but for which ownership documents required in WAC 308-63-080 have not been received, or a vehicle placed for safekeeping by a law enforcement officer or others.
(7) Obscure - Means to screen the wrecker activity from public view.
(8) Segregated area - Means an area within the wrecking yard, which must be designated by a physical barrier. The physical barrier may be portable, made of substantial posts and connected by rope, chain, cable, or of other equally strong construction.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.12.005 and 46.01.110. WSR 09-19-113, § 308-63-010, filed 9/22/09, effective 10/23/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.80.140. WSR 09-08-065, § 308-63-010, filed 3/27/09, effective 4/27/09; WSR 01-03-141, § 308-63-010, filed 1/24/01, effective 2/24/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.55.190, 46.79.080 and 46.80.140. WSR 93-08-076, § 308-63-010, filed 4/6/93, effective 5/7/93.]
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