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BILL-Highways, Traffic
Senate Bill No. 184

(By Senators Manchin, Anderson, Grubb and Minard)

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[Introduced January 31, 1994; referred to the

Committee on Transportation; and then to the

Committee on the Judiciary.]

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A BILL to amend and reenact section one, article eight, chapter sixty-four of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to authorizing the division of highways to promulgate legislative rules relating to traffic and safety.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That section one, article eight, chapter sixty-four of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be amended and reenacted, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 8. AUTHORIZATION FOR DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO PROMULGATE LEGISLATIVE RULES.

§64-8-1. Division of highways.

(a) The legislative rules filed in the state register on the twenty-first day of October, one thousand nine hundred eighty- three, relating to the commissioner of highways (transportation of hazardous waste by highway transporters), are authorized withthe amendments set forth below:
Pages 3 and 7, after "40 CFR part 262" add the words "as amended through March 8, 1986,."
Page 7, after "49 CFR parts 171-179" add the words "as amended through March 8, 1986," and,
Page 11, after "49 CFR part 171.16" add the words "as amended through March 8, 1986."
(b) The legislative rules filed in the state register on the tenth day of August, one thousand nine hundred eighty-four, relating to the commissioner of highways (construction and reconstruction of state roads), are authorized with the amendments set forth below:
Page 16, Sec. 8.08, line 21, (unnumbered), by inserting after the word "all" the following language: "reasonable and necessary" and after the word "project" inserting the following language: "by the Railroad."
Page 16, Sec. 8.08, line 22, (unnumbered), after the word "the" by striking the words "Railroad's Chief."
Page 19, Sec. 8.08, line 25, (unnumbered), by striking "Railroad's Chief" and adding the following new language:
"Any approval by the Department of any activity by the Contractor upon the right-of-way or premises of any Railroad which is provided for in this Section (8.08) (including, but not limited to, approval of work, methods, or procedures of work to be done, and the condition of premises after completion of work by the Contractor) shall in no way create any liability by the Department to the Railroad except to the extent providedotherwise by law and the Contractor shall, during all periods of construction and thereafter, indemnify and save harmless the department from any and all liability to the Railroad or any third parties for any damages as a result of the work of the Contractor, the methods and procedures for performing work, the failure of the Contractor to properly remove equipment, surplus material and other debris upon the Railroad premises, or the condition of the premises of the Railroad during construction or after completion of construction by the Contractor as approved by the Department or otherwise."
Page 18, Sec. 8.08, subdivision (a), line 22, (unnumbered), by striking the words "single limit" and inserting in lieu thereof the following language: "per occurrence."
Page 19, Sec. 8.08, subdivision (b), line 8, (unnumbered), by striking the words "single limit" and inserting in lieu thereof the following language: "per occurrence."
Page 19, Sec. 8.08, subdivision (c), line 18, (unnumbered), by inserting after the word "occurrence" the following language: "of"; and after the word "injury" insert a comma and strike the word "or."
(c) The legislative rules filed in the state register on the seventh day of September, one thousand nine hundred eighty-four, modified by the commissioner of highways to meet the objections of the legislative rule-making review committee and refiled in the state register on the fifth day of October, one thousand nine hundred eighty-four, relating to the commissioner of highways (transportation of hazardous waste), are authorized with theamendment set forth below:
Page 5, amend §3.01 by adding thereto a new subsection, designated subsection (4), to read as follows: "(4) Before accepting hazardous waste from a rail transporter, a highway transporter must sign and date the manifest and provide a copy to the rail transporter."
(d) The legislative rules filed in the state register on the fourteenth day of August, one thousand nine hundred eighty-four, modified by the commissioner of highways to meet the objections of the legislative rule-making review committee and refiled in the state register on the fifth day of October, one thousand nine hundred eighty-four, relating to the commissioner of highways (disqualification and suspension of prequalified contractors), are authorized.
(e) The legislative rules filed in the state register on the twelfth day of December, one thousand nine hundred eighty-five, relating to the commissioner of highways (transportation of hazardous wastes by vehicle upon the roads and highways of this state), are authorized with the amendments set forth below:
On page 18, the first line of §3.03 shall read as follows:
"3.03. Transporters who only accept Hazardous Waste from."
(f) The legislative rules filed in the state register on the first day of December, one thousand nine hundred eighty-seven, modified by the commissioner of highways to meet the objections of the legislative rule-making review committee and refiled in the state register on the fourteenth day of January, one thousand nine hundred eighty-eight, relating to the commissioner ofhighways (traffic and safety rules and regulations), are authorized with the amendment set forth below:
On page 8, section 7.2, line 9, (unnumbered), by striking everything after the word "structures."
(g) The legislative rules filed in the state register on the first day of December, one thousand nine hundred eighty-seven, relating to the commissioner of highways (construction and reconstruction of state roads), are authorized.
(h) The legislative rules filed in the state register on the twenty-fifth day of February, one thousand nine hundred eighty- seven, modified by the commissioner of highways to meet the objections of the legislative rule-making review committee and refiled in the state register on the twenty-third day of November, one thousand nine hundred eighty-seven, relating to the commissioner of highways (transportation of hazardous wastes upon the roads and highways), are authorized.
(i) The legislative rules filed in the state register on the fourteenth day of August, one thousand nine hundred eighty-nine, modified by the division of highways to meet the objections of the legislative rule-making review committee and refiled in the state register on the seventh day of December, one thousand nine hundred eighty-nine, relating to the division of highways (use of state road rights-of-way and areas adjacent thereto), are authorized with the amendments set forth below:
On Pages 14 and 15, Section 7.5, by deleting the following language:
"Upon receipt of a permit application an application numbershall be assigned by the Division of Highways. The applicant shall be notified of the temporary application number and shall then be required to publish a Class II legal advertisement in the newspaper(s) serving the area where the proposed outdoor advertising sign, display or device is proposed to be located. A copy of the certificate of publication shall be provided to the Department within ten (10) days of the final publication date.
"As a minimum the advertisement shall include the application number, the location (including ownership of the property upon which the sign is to be placed) and shall notify the public that comments will be received by the Division of Highways, Highway Services Section, until 10 days after the final publication. The advertisement shall also state that all comments must include the specific application number to which they refer.
"Any person who claims to be affected by the proposed sign may submit written comments to the Division of Highways, Highway Services Section, and may request a public hearing within ten days of the final publication. Within ten working days of the close of the comment period the Division shall determine whether to approve, deny, or hold a public hearing for said permit.
"When the Division determines that a public hearing is required it shall notify the person(s) who requested the hearing and the permit applicant. The Division shall cause notice to be published and hold the hearing in accordance with Administrative Regulations, Commissioner of Highways, Chapter 17-2A, Series I (1982), Section 3, Hearing Procedures (hereinafter WV Adm. Reg.17-2A).
"The Division Administrator shall assess the Division's costs of the hearing against the permit applicant or against the party requesting the hearing if he finds that either the application for the permit or the request for hearing was filed in bad faith.
"Any party adversely affected by the final decision of the Division Administrator may apply for judicial review through application for a writ of certiorari to the Circuit Court of Kanawha County in accordance with W. Va. Code §53-3-1 and W. Va. Code §14-2-2.
"The regulations in the preceding six paragraphs relating to publication of notice of an application, comments on a pending application, notice of hearing, hearing on permit, assessment of costs and judicial review shall not apply to an application for a permit for an advertising sign, display or device to be located within the boundaries of an incorporated municipality or of a county-zoned commercial or industrial area."
(j) The legislative rules filed in the state register on the tenth day of August, one thousand nine hundred eighty-nine, modified by the division of highways to meet the objections of the legislative rule-making review committee and refiled in the state register on the seventh day of November, one thousand nine hundred eighty-nine, relating to the division of highways (construction and reconstruction of state roads), are authorized.
(k) The legislative rules filed in the state register on the fourteenth day of August, one thousand nine hundred eighty-nine,modified by the division of highways to meet the objections of the legislative rule-making review committee and refiled in the state register on the seventh day of December, one thousand nine hundred eighty-nine, relating to the division of highways (acquisition, disposal, lease and management of real property and appurtenant structures and relocation assistance), are authorized.
(l) The legislative rules filed in the state register on the seventh day of September, one thousand nine hundred ninety, modified by the division of highways to meet the objections of the legislative rule-making review committee and refiled in the state register on the eighteenth day of January, one thousand nine hundred ninety-one, relating to the division of highways (traffic and safety rules and regulations), are authorized.
(m) The legislative rules filed in the state register on the sixteenth day of August, one thousand nine hundred ninety-three, modified by the division of highways to meet the objections of the legislative rule-making review committee and refiled in the state register on the eighth day of November, one thousand nine hundred ninety-three, relating to the division of highways (traffic and safety rules and regulations), are authorized.

NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to authorize the Division of Highways to promulgate legislative rules relating to traffic and safety.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.
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