WSR 09-06-007

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


[ Filed February 19, 2009, 8:16 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Pilot/escort vehicle requirements exclusively for manufactured homes, revision of WAC 468-38-120.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.44.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Revising the pilot escort vehicle requirements for manufactured homes will make these types of movements more efficient and reduce the number of vehicles required when moving a manufactured home.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Washington state patrol (WSP).

FHWA is used as a compliance resource during rule development. WSP has a primary review an [and] document role during rule development.

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 Jim Wright, Commercial Vehicle Services, Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 47367, Olympia, WA 98504-7367, phone (360) 704-6345, fax (360) 704-6350, e-mail wrightji@wsdot.wa.gov.

February 19, 2009

Stephen T. Reinmuth

Chief of Staff

Washington State Code Reviser's Office