For the purpose of implementing
47.46.030(3) through (11)
relative to the process for conducting public advisory elections on selected
transportation facilities, the following definitions apply:
(1) "Affected project area" means a
geographic area of the state impacted by the imposition of tolls or user fees
that is defined and established by the department following a public comment
period and a recommendation by the public private local involvement committee.
The affected project area is a geographic portion of the state which is
depicted in a map.
(2) "City" means
any jurisdiction formed under
35A RCW including any first class city
35.01.010 ), second class city (RCW
35.01.020 ), town (RCW
35.01.040 ) or code city (RCW
(3) "County auditor" shall have the same
meaning as provided in RCW 29.01.043.
(4) "Department" means the Washington state
department of transportation.
"Initial affected project area" means a geographic area of the state that is
defined by the department as a result of a comprehensive analysis of traffic
patterns and economic impacts created by the imposition of tolls or user fees
to finance a proposed project.
"Local involvement committee (LIC)" means an advisory committee officially
named the "public private local involvement committee" which will be
established for each proposed project. The LIC will serve in an advisory
capacity on all functions and responsibilities of the department in the conduct
of the public advisory election.
(7) "Project description" means a written
description of the proposed project that is prepared by the department in
consultation with the LIC. The project description is a statement of the
essential elements of the proposed project.
(8) "Project developer" means a private
entity submitting a proposed project to improve transportation capital
facilities under chapter 47.46 RCW.
(9) "Proposed project" means a conceptual
project proposed by one or more project developers which is intended to build
or improve transportation capital facilities. The proposed projects are those
selected pursuant to chapter 47.46 RCW which have organized opposition as
demonstrated by the submission to the department of original petitions bearing
at least five thousand signatures of individuals opposing the proposed project
by the deadlines set forth in
(10) "Public advisory election" means an
election conducted within an affected project area by the county auditor for
the purpose of advising the department on the public support or opposition to
the imposition of tolls to finance a proposed project.
(11) "Preferred alternative" means a proposed
action identified in the draft environmental impact statement developed in