Chapter 136-40 WAC

Last Update: 12/7/98

STANDARDS OF GOOD PRACTICE—ACCOMMODATION OF UTILITIES ON COUNTY ROADS

WAC Sections

136-40-010Purpose and authority.
136-40-020Contents.
136-40-030Adoption and submittal.
136-40-040Conflicts with state and federal requirements.
DISPOSITION OF SECTIONS FORMERLY CODIFIED IN THIS TITLE
136-40-044General considerations—Location standards. [Order 18, § 136-40-044, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-048General considerations—Road purpose utilities. [Order 18, § 136-40-048, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-050Updates, amendments, and modifications. [Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070. WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), § 136-40-050, filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90.] Repealed by WSR 96-17-013, filed 8/12/96, effective 9/12/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070 and 36.79.060.
136-40-052General considerations—Accommodation where prior right. [Order 18, § 136-40-052, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-060Conflicts with state and federal requirements. [Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070. WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), § 136-40-060, filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90.] Repealed by WSR 96-17-013, filed 8/12/96, effective 9/12/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070 and 36.79.060.
136-40-100Design of facilities—Responsibility. [Order 18, § 136-40-100, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-104Design of facilities—Planning. [Order 18, § 136-40-104, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-108Design of facilities—Standards. [Order 18, § 136-40-108, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-112Design of facilities—Appearance. [Order 18, § 136-40-112, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-116Design of facilities—Materials. [Order 18, § 136-40-116, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-120Design of facilities—Power and communication codes. [Order 18, § 136-40-120, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-124Design of facilities—Water line codes. [Order 18, § 136-40-124, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-128Design of facilities—Pressure pipeline codes. [Order 18, § 136-40-128, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-132Design of facilities—Sewer line codes. [Order 18, § 136-40-132, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-136Design of facilities—Drainage facility codes. [Order 18, § 136-40-136, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-140Design of facilities—Utility tunnel or bridge. [Order 18, § 136-40-140, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-200Construction permits and franchises—General. [Order 18, § 136-40-200, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-204Construction permits and franchises—Application requirements. [Order 18, § 136-40-204, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-208Construction permits and franchises—Permit requirements. [Order 18, § 136-40-208, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-212Construction permits and franchises—Environmental protection. [Order 18, § 136-40-212, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-300Pipelines—Location. [Order 18, § 136-40-300, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-304Pipelines—Installation. [Order 18, § 136-40-304, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-308Pipelines—Cover. [Order 18, § 136-40-308, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-312Pipelines—Encasement. [Order 18, § 136-40-312, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-316Pipelines—Uncased carriers. [Order 18, § 136-40-316, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-320Pipelines—Appurtenances. [Order 18, § 136-40-320, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-324Pipelines—Adjustment of existing facilities. [Order 18, § 136-40-324, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-400Overhead power and communication lines—Type of construction. [Order 18, § 136-40-400, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-404Overhead power and communication lines—Vertical clearance. [Order 18, § 136-40-404, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-408Overhead power and communication lines—Horizontal clearance. [Order 18, § 136-40-408, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-412Overhead power and communication lines—Irregular right of way. [Order 18, § 136-40-412, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-416Overhead power and communication lines—Aesthetic considerations. [Order 18, § 136-40-416, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-500Underground power and communication lines—General. [Order 18, § 136-40-500, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-504Underground power and communication lines—Design. [Order 18, § 136-40-504, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-508Underground power and communication lines—Manholes. [Order 18, § 136-40-508, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-512Underground power and communication lines—Scenic areas. [Order 18, § 136-40-512, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-600Installations on bridges—General. [Order 18, § 136-40-600, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-604Installations on bridges—Location. [Order 18, § 136-40-604, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-608Installations on bridges—Clearance. [Order 18, § 136-40-608, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-612Installations on bridges—Mounting. [Order 18, § 136-40-612, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-616Installations on bridges—Power and communication lines. [Order 18, § 136-40-616, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-620Installations on bridges—Beyond abutments. [Order 18, § 136-40-620, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-624Installations on bridges—Responsibility. [Order 18, § 136-40-624, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-700All utilities—Drainage. [Order 18, § 136-40-700, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-704All utilities—Restoration. [Order 18, § 136-40-704, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-708All utilities—Vegetation. [Order 18, § 136-40-708, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-712All utilities—Debris. [Order 18, § 136-40-712, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-800Public safety—Traffic control. [Order 18, § 136-40-800, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-804Public safety—Open excavation. [Order 18, § 136-40-804, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-808Public safety—Maintenance. [Order 18, § 136-40-808, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.
136-40-812Public safety—Emergencies. [Order 18, § 136-40-812, filed 7/22/71.] Repealed by WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070.


136-40-010
Purpose and authority.

RCW 36.78.070(1) authorizes the county road administration board to establish standards of good practice for the administration of county roads and the efficient movement of people and goods over county roads. The purpose of this standard of good practice is to set forth the requirement that each county provide for the accommodation of utilities within its right of way. In order to effectively administer its authority to:
(1) Grant utility franchises and permits on county roads as provided in chapter 36.55 RCW;
(2) Exercise overall responsibility for county roads and bridges as provided in chapter 36.75 RCW; and
(3) Exercise its police power; each county legislative authority shall adopt a generally applicable written policy ("utility policy") to provide administrative, procedural, and technical guidance for the installation, replacement, adjustment, relocation, and maintenance of all above and below ground utilities and other transmission or transport facilities located within all county road rights of way.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.79 RCW. WSR 99-01-021, § 136-40-010, filed 12/7/98, effective 1/7/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070. WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), § 136-40-010, filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90; Order 18, § 136-40-010, filed 7/22/71.]



136-40-020
Contents.

Each utility policy shall, at a minimum:
(1) Address all public and private utilities and other transmission or transport facilities which are installed, replaced, adjusted, relocated and/or maintained within the county road right of way pursuant to franchises, permits, and/or exemptions from the permit process including but not limited to electric power, telephone, television, telegraph, communication, water, gas, all petroleum products, steam, chemicals, sewage, drainage, and irrigation;
(2) Include general standards and requirements for the location, design, and construction of each utility;
(3) Incorporate a written permit process for all utility work not exempted by the provisions of the utility policy, and specify exemptions from such permit process, if any;
(4) Include specific requirements for underground utilities which shall include location and alignment, depth of burial and cover, encasement, marking, appurtenances and related installation procedures;
(5) Include specific requirements for above ground utilities which shall include location and alignment and vertical clearances;
(6) Include specific requirements for all utilities which shall include aesthetic/scenic considerations, installations on roadway bridges and structures, site restoration and cleanup, traffic control and public safety, and both normal and emergency repairs.
The county road administration board shall, upon request, provide any county a copy of a model utility policy. The model utility policy will meet the minimum requirements of this chapter and may be amended as necessary to meet the specific needs of a county.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070. WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), § 136-40-020, filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90; Order 18, § 136-40-020, filed 7/22/71.]



136-40-030
Adoption and submittal.

Each county legislative authority shall formally adopt a utility policy regarding accommodation of utilities on county road rights of way that includes all the requirements enumerated in WAC 136-40-020. A copy of such utility policy, including all updates, amendments and modifications as they may from time to time become necessary, shall be forwarded to the county road administration board within thirty days of adoption.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070 and 36.79.060. WSR 96-17-013, § 136-40-030, filed 8/12/96, effective 9/12/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070. WSR 91-21-137 (Order 84), § 136-40-030, filed 10/23/91, effective 11/23/91; WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), § 136-40-030, filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90; Order 18, § 136-40-030, filed 7/22/71.]



136-40-040
Conflicts with state and federal requirements.

Nothing in this section shall eliminate or modify any requirements, procedures, or authorities of the Washington state department of transportation, the Washington utilities and transportation commission, the Federal Highway Administration or any other state or federal agency.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070 and 36.79.060. WSR 96-17-013, § 136-40-040, filed 8/12/96, effective 9/12/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070. WSR 90-22-081 (Order 80), § 136-40-040, filed 11/6/90, effective 12/7/90; Order 18, § 136-40-040, filed 7/22/71.]