Chapter 136-11 WAC

Last Update: 10/31/05

STANDARDS OF GOOD PRACTICE—MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT

WAC Sections

136-11-010Purpose and authority.
136-11-020Goal.
136-11-030Objectives.
136-11-040Maintenance management requirements.
136-11-050Annual review.
136-11-060County road administration board assistance.


136-11-010
Purpose and authority.

The laws of the state of Washington provide in RCW 36.80.030 that the county engineer shall have supervision, under the direction of the county legislative authority, of maintaining all county roads of the county. The purpose of maintenance management is to recognize that many road maintenance activities can be planned, scheduled and accomplished in a predetermined manner. RCW 36.78.121 directs the county road administration board, or its successor entity, to establish a standard of good practice for maintenance of transportation system assets.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.79 RCW. WSR 05-22-060, § 136-11-010, filed 10/31/05, effective 12/1/05; WSR 99-01-021, § 136-11-010, filed 12/7/98, effective 1/7/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070 and 36.79.060. WSR 96-17-013, § 136-11-010, filed 8/12/96, effective 9/12/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.78 RCW. WSR 80-02-105 (Order 37), § 136-11-010, filed 1/24/80.]



136-11-020
Goal.

This chapter is intended to establish basic management principles for road maintenance activities and to set forth specific goals and objectives relative to the results to be achieved.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.79 RCW. WSR 05-22-060, § 136-11-020, filed 10/31/05, effective 12/1/05; WSR 99-01-021, § 136-11-020, filed 12/7/98, effective 1/7/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070 and 36.79.060. WSR 96-17-013, § 136-11-020, filed 8/12/96, effective 9/12/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.78 RCW. WSR 80-02-105 (Order 37), § 136-11-020, filed 1/24/80.]



136-11-030
Objectives.

(1) To preserve the investment made in roads, bridges, and roadway appurtenances.
(2) To create stronger accountability to ensure that cost-effective maintenance and preservation is provided for transportation facilities.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.79 RCW. WSR 05-22-060, § 136-11-030, filed 10/31/05, effective 12/1/05; WSR 99-01-021, § 136-11-030, filed 12/7/98, effective 1/7/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 36.78.070 and 36.79.060. WSR 96-17-013, § 136-11-030, filed 8/12/96, effective 9/12/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.78 RCW. WSR 80-02-105 (Order 37), § 136-11-030, filed 1/24/80.]



136-11-040
Maintenance management requirements.

(1) An inventory of significant maintenance features (physical assets), as determined by the county, shall be maintained.
(2) Maintenance management is based upon work activities. Work activity guidelines shall be defined, by each county, for the significant activities representing the maintenance work to be performed. Definitions shall include an activity code, title, description, work unit and inventory unit.
(3) An annual work program and budget shall be prepared. The activity-based work program and budget shall summarize the kinds and amounts of work planned and the costs of the planned work.
(4) The resources needed to accomplish the annual work program shall be documented.
(5) Work scheduling procedures shall be documented.
(6) Work accomplishment and expenditure shall be monitored.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.79 RCW. WSR 05-22-060, § 136-11-040, filed 10/31/05, effective 12/1/05.]



136-11-050
Annual review.

On an annual basis, beginning in calendar year 2008, the county road administration board shall review compliance with the requirements of WAC 136-11-040 and report the results to the transportation commission or its successor entity.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.79 RCW. WSR 05-22-060, § 136-11-050, filed 10/31/05, effective 12/1/05.]



136-11-060
County road administration board assistance.

To assist each county to meet its requirements, the county road administration board shall provide maintenance management support and training. The county road administration board will also provide to counties, upon request, technical assistance related to defining, developing, operating, managing and utilizing maintenance management procedures.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 36.79 RCW. WSR 05-22-060, § 136-11-060, filed 10/31/05, effective 12/1/05.]