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Official Publication of the State Administrative Rules (24-4-103(11) C.R.S.)

Details of Tracking Number  2011-00826

CCR details

Tracking Number 2011-00826
Type of Filing Permanent Rule
Department 600 Department of Transportation
Agency 601 Transportation Commission and Office of Transportation Safety
CCR Number 2 CCR 601-14

Proposed rule

Notice Filed with SOS 11/17/2011
Rule ProposedRuleAttach2011-00826.RTF
Additional Information AddInfoAttach2011-00826.RTF
Statutory Authority Section 42-4-106(5)(VII)(b) C.R.S. and Section 43-1-106(8)(k) C.R.S. (2011).
Description of Subjects/Issues Travel Restrictions on State Highways or "Chain Law Rules"
Purpose/Objective of Rule These rules are being amended in order to: (1) include “Textile Traction Device” approved by the Department of Transportation’s Chief Engineer in the definition of “Alternative Traction Device” as a device that may be used in place of chains when used in conformance with the manufacturer’s instructions; (2) to include reference to the enhanced penalties in § 42-4-106(5)(a)(II), (III) and (IV), and (3) to eliminate unnecessary language and correct any language to conform to current practice and statutory authority. The general purpose of these rules is to describe the travel conditions, types of vehicles, and the locations which require tire chains, snow tires, four wheel drive or other means to provide adequate traction, when the Department determines such means are necessary to protect the safety of the travelling public and to minimize the occurrence of road closures. The rules shall apply to all state highways on the State Highway System as defined in C.R.S. Section 43-2-101(1)(2011) or as determined by the Transportation Commission. These rules are based on the following statutory sections: § 42-4-106(5)(VII)(b) C.R.S. (2011)(rule making authority granted to the Transportation Commission); § 42-4-106 C.R.S. (2011) (setting forth who may restrict the use of highways); § 43-2-101(1) C.R.S. (defining State Highway System); § 42-4-214 C.R.S. (2011) (setting forth required visual signals on service vehicles), and § 42-4-1701(4)(a)(I)(F) C.R.S. (2011) (penalties for non-compliance).
Comments SOS: Please note modified title.
Submitted in response to issues raised by COLS/OLLS? No
Is this rule adopted in response to recent legislation?
Hearing Date 01/11/2012
Hearing Time 10:00 AM
Hearing Location Colo. Dept. of Transportation, 4201 E. Arkansas Avenue, HQ Auditorim, Denver, CO 80222
Contact Name Mary Frances Nevans
Contact Title CDOT Rules Administrator
Contact Telephone (303) 757-9723
Contact email MaryFrances.Nevans@dot.state.co.us

Adopted rule

Adopted Rules AdoptedRules02011-00826.RTF
Redline Redline2011-00826.RTF
Adopted Date 02/16/2012
AGO requested date 02/17/2012
Attorney General Opinion 03/02/2012
Effective Date 04/14/2012
Inserted into CCR 04/05/2012