WSR 05-05-066

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed February 15, 2005, 11:27 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Review the current fees that exist in the rules for electrical (chapter 296-46B WAC), plumber certification (chapter 296-400A WAC), contractor registration (chapter 296-200A WAC), elevators (chapter 296-96 WAC) and factory-assembled structures (chapters 296-150C, 296-150F, 296-150M, 296-150P, 296-150R, 296-150T, and 296-150V WAC) for possible increases.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapters 18.27, 18.106, 19.28, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: A 3.03% fee increase, which is the Office of Financial Management's maximum allowable fiscal growth rate factor for fiscal year 2005, may be necessary to help cover the cost of the ongoing services of the contractor registration, factory-assembled structures, plumber certification, electrical and elevator programs.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: The department will solicit input from the director's Factory Assembled Structures Advisory Board, the Elevator Safety Advisory Committee, the Plumber's Advisory Board, and the Electrical Board. Other interested parties and the public may also participate by providing written comments or giving oral testimony during the public hearing and comment process.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Christine Swanson, Department of Labor and Industries, P.O. Box 44400, Olympia, WA 98504-4400, (360) 902-6411, fax (360) 902-5292, copc235@lni.wa.gov.

February 15, 2005

Paul Trause

Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office