PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
[Filed May 19, 1998, 10:58 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Establish new licensing fees and civil fines for temporary worker housing.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.70.340.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Legislation passed during the 1998 session (chapter 37, Laws of 1998) amended RCW 43.70.340. The amendment requires the Department of Health to conduct a fee study and have new fees in place no later than December 31, 1998.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The State Board of Health (SBOH) and Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) also regulate temporary worker housing. The Department of Health has sole licensing and fee authority but will work closely with the SBOH and L&I to keep each group informed during the rule-writing process.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. If interested in being on a mailing list, contact Jennell Prentice, Rules Coordinator, Facilities and Services Licensing, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, phone (360) 705-6661, FAX (360) 705-6654, e-mail JZP0303@hub.doh.wa.gov.
May 18, 1998