WSR 99-01-023




[Filed December 7, 1998, 4:33 p.m., effective January 10, 1999]

Date of Adoption: December 7, 1998.

Purpose: Chapter 296-61 WAC, Safety standards for metals and nonmetallic, quarries, pits, and crushing operations. Under a Memorandum of Agreement between the Mine Safety Health Administration (MSHA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), dated March 29, 1979, MSHA assumed jurisdiction for the development and enforcement of industry workplace safety and health requirements previously enforced (in Washington state) through this WISHA rule. WISHA coordination with OSHA, MSHA, and industry labor and management representatives resulted in agreement that (1) WISHA had no jurisdiction over the mining industry, and (2) repeal of a rule that served no purpose and had not been used in nearly twenty years was appropriate. In addition, no public comments have been received opposing repeal of the rule. As a result, the rule is repealed in its entirety.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: See repealer section below.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 49.17.040.

Adopted under preproposal statement of inquiry filed as WSR 98-19-057 on September 15, 1998.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, amended 0, repealed 32.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 32.

Effective Date of Rule: January 10, 1999.

December 7, 1998

Gary Moore




The following chapter of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:

WAC 296-61-010 Scope and application.

WAC 296-61-020 Definitions.

WAC 296-61-030 Safety education and first-aid requirements--General, surface, and underground.

WAC 296-61-040 Personal protective equipment and clothing--General, surface and underground.

WAC 296-61-050 General requirements.

WAC 296-61-060 Illumination.

WAC 296-61-070 Guards and guarding.

WAC 296-61-080 Fire prevention and control--General.

WAC 296-61-090 Travelways and escapeways--Surface and underground.

WAC 296-61-100 Air quality, ventilation and radiation.

WAC 296-61-110 Regulations pertaining to use of diesel equipment underground.

WAC 296-61-120 Electricity--Surface and underground.

WAC 296-61-130 Deenergizing and lock-out or tag-out procedures.

WAC 296-61-140 Vessel or confined area requirements.

WAC 296-61-150 Compressed air, boilers, hoses and fittings, surface and underground--General.

WAC 296-61-160 Materials storage and handling--General, surface and underground.

WAC 296-61-170 Crane rail stops, bumpers and fenders.

WAC 296-61-180 Crane platforms and footwalks.

WAC 296-61-190 Pit and quarry operations--Ground control--Surface.

WAC 296-61-200 Ground control--Underground.

WAC 296-61-210 Drilling.

WAC 296-61-220 Rotary jet piercing--Surface only.

WAC 296-61-230 Man hoisting--Hoists.

WAC 296-61-240 Conveyances.

WAC 296-61-250 Hoisting procedures.

WAC 296-61-260 Signaling.

WAC 296-61-270 Shafts.

WAC 296-61-280 Explosives.

WAC 296-61-290 Loading, hauling, dumping--General, surface and underground.

WAC 296-61-300 Aerial tramways.

WAC 296-61-310 Crushing and milling operations.

WAC 296-61-320 Gassy mines.

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