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PDFWAC 516-12-400

Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following words and phrases mean:
(1) Accessible parking space. A parking space identified with a sign bearing the international symbol of accessibility that is restricted at all hours for use by vehicles associated with a valid university parking permit and displaying a valid state disability placard.
(2) All lot permit (AL). A parking permit used in conjunction with a valid university parking permit that allows the vehicle access to specific lots on campus. The specific lots are identified on the application.
(3) Appeals board. The committee that hears citation and notice of infraction appeals for parking, impoundment, bicycle, and skateboard violations.
(4)Authorized valid payment. Any payment accepted by parking services, including the online mobile application and pay stations.
(5) Assistant director of the student business office and parking services. The person appointed assistant director of the university's student business office and parking services.
(6) Automobile. Any licensed motorized vehicle typically having three or more wheels not classified as a motorcycle.
(7) Board. The board of trustees of Western Washington University.
(8) Business day. Any day, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), during which university offices are open or any day until 9:00 p.m. through parking services' web site.
(9) Campus. All state owned or leased lands utilized by the university.
(10) Citation. Formal written notice of a parking violation.
(11) Department of public safety. The office consisting of university police.
(12) Employee. Any individual appointed to the faculty, staff, or administration of the university.
(13) Fee. Charge for permits and impoundment.
(14) Fine. Monetary penalty for a parking violation.
(15) Guest. Individual invited to the university and hosted by a department or university official.
(16) Habitual offender. A driver associated with vehicle license numbers or permit numbers accruing eight or more paid or unpaid parking citations within a twelve-month period.
(17) Holidayor university holiday. A day designated by the university as a holiday or university holiday. Intersession or quarter breaks are not considered holidays. See definition of intersession.
(18) Impoundment. The status of a vehicle that has been seized and kept in legal custody by either being immobilized with a wheel lock device or towed from campus.
(19) Intersession. A period of time in which classes or final exams are not in session. University business offices are open during this time, except during holidays.
(20) License plate recognition (LPR). Technology that uses optical character recognition to automatically read license plate characters.
(21) Loading zone. A space in which parking is allowed for a specific time period and which is identified by signage as a loading zone.
(22) Motor vehicleor vehicle. Every vehicle that is self-propelled; for example cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Motor vehicle includes a neighborhood electric vehicle as defined in RCW 46.04.357. Motor vehicle also includes a medium-speed electric vehicle as defined in RCW 46.04.295. Electric personal assistive mobility devices (EPAMD) defined in RCW 46.04.1695 and power wheelchairs are not considered motor vehicles.
(23) Motorcycle. A motor vehicle designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground on which the driver rides astride the motor unit or power train and is designed to be steered with a handle bar, but excluding a farm tractor, a power wheelchair, an electric personal assistive mobility device (EPAMD) defined in RCW 46.04.1695, and a moped. Refer to chapter 516-13 WAC for further information.
(24) Parking services. A unit of the student business office responsible for the university parking system.
(25) Parking space. An area specifically marked as a parking space, designated by a sign, wheel stop, painted lines, and/or traffic buttons.
(26) Pay station. A parking services deployed and managed machine that issues virtual permits for designated lots.
(27) Pedestrian. Any person who is afoot or who is using a wheelchair, a powered wheelchair, or other mobility device for persons with disabilities.
(28) Permit. An authorization to park issued by parking services and associated with a vehicle's license plate number.
(29) President. The president of Western Washington University.
(30) Prohibited areas. Areas other than those designated for parking or a roadway.
(31) Public safety director. The person appointed director of the university's department of public safety.
(32) Registered volunteer. An individual who is registered with the university's human resources department to perform assigned or authorized volunteer duties as determined by a department of the university.
(33) Short-term parking space. Parking spaces that are restricted to hourly or daily limits.
(34) Student. Any person enrolled in the university as a student.
(35) Student business office. The university's centralized office for financial billing and payments, including parking services.
(36) University. Western Washington University.
(37) University businesspermit (UB). A parking permit used in conjunction with a valid university parking permit that allows the vehicle access to specific lots on campus. The specific lots are identified on the application.
(38) Visitor. Individual present on campus who is not an employee, guest, registered volunteer, or student.
(39) Walk zone. Any area designated by signs or symbols as a place where bicycles, skateboards, and other regulated devices cannot be ridden during specified periods.
(40) Wheel stop. A barrier used to ensure a vehicle stops at a proper location in a parking space.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120(12). WSR 18-06-001, § 516-12-400, filed 2/21/18, effective 3/24/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120(12) and 28B.10.560. WSR 10-15-021, § 516-12-400, filed 7/9/10, effective 8/9/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120(12). WSR 02-07-045, § 516-12-400, filed 3/14/02, effective 4/14/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120. WSR 97-17-052, § 516-12-400, filed 8/15/97, effective 9/15/97; WSR 96-14-006, § 516-12-400, filed 6/20/96, effective 7/21/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120(12). WSR 95-09-047, § 516-12-400, filed 4/17/95, effective 5/18/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120(11). WSR 92-06-068 (Order 92-01), § 516-12-400, filed 3/3/92, effective 3/31/92; WSR 87-18-001 (Resolution No. 6-04-87), § 516-12-400, filed 8/20/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.560. WSR 85-14-098 (Resolution No. 85-05), § 516-12-400, filed 7/2/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120(11). WSR 83-14-014 (Order 6-02-83, Motion No. 6-02-83), § 516-12-400, filed 6/28/83, effective 9/19/83.]
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