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Rule Making Procedures for Washington Administrative Code (WAC)

The Risk Management & Legal Services Division of The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) oversees and provides information about rules administered by WSDOT and The Washington State Transportation Commission(WSTC).

Rules are known as Washington Administrative Code (WAC) and each state agency adopts rules to implement state and federal law. The law for rule making is found in the Administrative Procedure Act, chapter 34.05 RCW .

WSDOT and WSTC is committed to developing and adopting rules that are necessary, fair, understandable, and consistent. The Risk Management & Legal Services Division is the official WSDOT and WSTC liaison with the Office of the Code Reviser and the Joint Administrative Rules Review Committee (JARRC).

The Administrative Procedure Act (APA) is the state law that outlines the standards that WSDOT and WSTC must follow to adopt a rule. The Regulatory Fairness Act requires WSDOT and WSTC to analyze the impact of its rules on small businesses.

All proposed, emergency, amended, new, or repealed rules are filed with the Office of the Code Reviser. These are published twice a month in the Washington State Register (WSR). If you would like to receive WSDOT and WSTC Washington State Register filings; email the WSDOT Rule Coordinator with your name, email address, mailing address and specify if you would like a hard copy or an electronic copy. Your information will be kept private.

Upcoming Washington State Department of Transportation public hearings:


Date & Time:

None at this time

To see all Washington State Department of Transportation Washington State Register filings.



Upcoming Washington State Transportation Commission public hearings: 

Date & Time:

May 17, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Location:

WSDOT Headquarters Building
Nisqually Conference Room
310 Maple Park Ave SE
Olympia, WA 9850

WSR Number:

16-08-098 & 16-08-095

Regarding:

SR 16 Tacoma Narrows Bridge Toll Rate and Policy Setting & SR 520 Bridge Toll Rate and Policy Setting

Submit Written Comments to:

Reema Griffith
PO Box 47308
Olympia, WA 98504-7308
transc@wstc.wa.gov
fax: 360-705-3802

View copies of the CR-102(173kb pdf) and text(113 kb pdf) pertaining to SR 16.
View copies of the CR-102(176kb pdf) and text(913kb pdf) pertaining to SR 520.


Date & Time:

July 19, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Location:

WSDOT Headquarters Building
Nisqually Conference Room
310 Maple Park Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98501

WSR Number:

16-09-082

Regarding:

I-405 express toll lane tolling policies

Submit Written Comments to:

Reema Griffith
PO Box 47308
Olympia, WA 98504-7308
transc@wstc.wa.gov
fax: 360-705-6802

View a copy of the CR-102(139 kb pdf) and text(82kb pdf) pertaining to this public hearing

 

To see all Washington State Transportation Commission Washington State Register filings.

For questions please contact:
WSDOT WAC Rules Coordinator
PO Box 47410
Olympia, WA 98504
Phone 360-705-7760
email: wac@wsdot.wa.gov