Draft Rules

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2019 rulemaking activities

Active Rulemaking

Enforceable restrictions on vehicles parking on the Capitol Campus

Enterprise Services is addressing issues with overnight and extended parking on Deschutes Parkway that are raising concerns about public health, safety and the environment. A rulemaking process is required before the agency can adopt enforceable restrictions on parking.

The agency has filed a formal notice (CR 101) to conduct rulemaking to adopt enforceable restrictions on parking on the Capitol Campus, with a focus on Deschutes Parkway. DES is committed to a robust process that includes stakeholder input and to finding a solution that is sustainable, defensible and fair.

The agency is especially interested in thoughts on:

  • Parking along Deschutes Parkway, and possible hours for parking restrictions.
  • Should there be allowable exceptions to any restrictions enacted?
  • Other roadways on the campus where DES should consider parking restrictions.

Send feedback

Please send your thoughts 24 / 7 to DES via this online feedback form.

People also may mail feedback to:

Washington State Department of Enterprise Services
Rulemaking Coordinator
PO Box 41401
Olympia, WA 98504-1401

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Enterprise Services begins rulemaking

Agency actions related to Deschutes Parkway

Rulemaking notice

Timeline

Under development

Date Activity
11/06/2019 Start of rulemaking – Preproposal Statement of Inquiry – WSR 19-22-094
filed with the Office of the Code Reviser
11/06/2019 Added to agency rulemaking agenda

 


Parking on the Capitol Campus

This work to clarify, clean-up, and ensure the rules align with existing campus parking policy is separate from the rulemaking on enforceable parking restrictions.

In July 2015, the Legislature directed the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) to complete an implementation plan to meet a set of recommendations from the 2014 Transportation and Parking Study, through the proviso outlined in 2EHB 1115. Components of the plan include putting in place a clear policy on reserved stalls, increasing visitor parking, shifting reserved parking to general use zoned parking, and establishing compliance tools.

In support of the implementation plan, Enterprise Services first updated the Capitol Campus parking policy in early 2018 and is now updating the Capitol Campus Parking and Traffic rules.

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Rulemaking notice

Rulemaking Docket

Slideshow - Clarification, Cleanup, and Alignment with existing policy

Preliminary discussion rule draft for discussion

Sketch - Considerations for updating WAC 200-200

Invitation to participate in discussions

Final Rule Draft

Send feedback

Please send your thoughts 24 / 7 to DES via this online feedback form.

Timeline

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Timeline of rulemaking activity

Date Activity
01/23/2020 Official Public Hearing scheduled to be held for anyone interested in providing oral comments
12/18/2019 Proposed Rule scheduled to be filed with the Office of the Code Reviser
12/05/19

Timeline extended in order to provide anyone interested an opportunity to read the final rule draft.  

Final draft rule released in advance of filing as Proposed Rule (CR-102) with the Office of the Code Reviser.

10/30/2019 Timeline finalized and the official rulemaking docket updated with anticipated public hearing, adoption and effective dates.
08/01/2018 Start of rulemaking – Preproposal Statement of Inquiry – WSR 18-16-119 filed with the Office of the Code Reviser
07/31/2018 Placed on agency rulemaking agenda - WSR 18-16-110

Use of the Capitol Campus

The rules governing use of the Capitol Campus were first put in place in 2009. Since that time, the makeup of users and the associated activities occurring on the Campus has changed. Because of this, the current rules governing use of the capitol campus need to be updated in order to address the changing environment of the Capitol Campus.  The intent of this rulemaking is to:

  • Expand the scope to include government use of the public areas of the capitol campus;
  • Provide rigor to the permitting process;
  • Address safety and health concerns; and
  • Align content between various WAC chapters governing different aspects of the use of the campus.

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Timeline - Under development

Date Activity
08/01/2018 Start of rulemaking – Preproposal Statement of Inquiry – CR-101 WSR 18-16-118 filed with the Office of the Code Reviser
07/31/2018 Placed on agency rulemaking agenda - WSR 18-16-110