WSR 07-11-148

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed May 22, 2007, 1:36 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 296-46B-925 Electrical/telecommunications contractor's license.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 19.28 RCW, Electricians and electrical installations.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department received a petition for rule making on March 30, 2007, from the Washington State HVACR Association. The rule making will review the need for the "establishment of a new specialty electrician, a new specialty electrical contractor administrator, and a new specialty electrical contractor in order to do all necessary electrical work to install, service, repair or replace all heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment and systems commonly done in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry."

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 electrical board will be used to develop these rules.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Sally Elliott, Department of Labor and Industries, Specialty Compliance Services Division, P.O. Box 44400, Olympia, WA 98504-4400, phone (360) 902-6411, fax (360) 902-5292, e-mail yous235@lni.wa.gov.

May 22, 2007

Judy Schurke

Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office