PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Minor revision to chapter 468-70 WAC, Motorist information signs.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 47.36.030 Traffic control devices -- Specifications to counties and cities -- Signs, banners over highways.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The rule would incorporate curb service eligibility requirements, to reflect national trends and other states' practices with signing to food service activities. Compliance requirements with business sign standards would be reinforced to improve business sign quality and statewide consistency.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: The department reviewed national food service user trends and the signing practices of other states. The revisions to the business sign standards compliance requirements are for clarification purposes only and do not alter current procedures.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Rick Mowlds, Signing Engineer, WSDOT Headquarters Traffic Operations Office, P.O. Box 47344, Olympia, WA 98504-7344, phone (360) 705-7988, fax (360) 705-6826, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 25, 2010
Stephen T. Reinmuth
Chief of Staff