PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
[Filed December 23, 1998, 11:41 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Factory built temporary worker building code.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 43.22 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To implement the statutory requirements of SB 6268 which directed the Department of Health to adopt by rule a "temporary worker building code" and for the Department of Labor and Industries to adopt the rules implementing the "temporary worker building code" on structures built in a factory.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The department will be in communication with the Washington Association of Building Officials (WABO) and the Department of Health. Both groups will be invited to attend stakeholder meetings and will be provided copies of any proposed rules for their review and comment.
Process for Developing New Rule: The department will utilize input from department staff, stakeholder groups, individual stakeholders and the FAS Advisory Board to formulate rule language and will solicit public comments through the public hearing process.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Dan Wolfenbarger, Chief Factory Assembled Structures Inspector, phone (360) 902-5225 or fax (360) 902-5292, Department of Labor and Industries, Specialty Compliance Services Division, P.O. Box 44440, Olympia, WA 98504-4440.
December 21, 1998