WSR 99-12-080

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed May 28, 1999, 11:29 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: May 28, 1999.

Purpose: To adopt a 4.18% general increase in fees for factory-assembled structures (FAS), contractor registration, elevators, and electrical permits, licensing and certification; to adopt new fees for FAS medical gas plan review and for personnel lifts in grain elevators; and to clarify electrical rules and establish lower fees for certain services where appropriate.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending:

WAC 296-150C-3000 Commercial coaches.

WAC 296-150F-3000 Factory-built housing and commercial structures.

WAC 296-150M-3000 Manufactured home fees.

WAC 296-150P-3000 Recreation park trailer fees.

WAC 296-150R-3000 Recreational vehicle fees.

WAC 296-200A-900 What fees does the department charge contractors for issuance, renewal and reinstatement of certificates of registration?

WAC 296-46-910 Inspection fees.

WAC 296-46-915 Electrical contractor license, administrator certificate and examination, and copy fees.

WAC 296-401A-700 Fees for certification of competency, examination and reciprocity.

WAC 296-86A-020 When I apply for my construction, alteration or relocation permit, what permit fees will I have to pay?

WAC 296-86A-025 When I apply for my material lift installation, alteration or relocation permit, what permit fees will I have to pay?

WAC 296-86A-028 Are the construction and alteration permit fees that I pay refundable?

WAC 296-86A-030 What installation permit fees will I have to pay for personnel and material hoists?

WAC 296-86A-040 Do I need to submit my plans for new installations and alterations to the department for approval?

WAC 296-86A-060 What annual operating permit fees will I have to pay?

WAC 296-86A-070 Can I obtain a supplemental inspection from the department?

WAC 296-86A-073 Can I obtain technical services from the department's elevator section?

WAC 296-86A-074 Can I request an inspection outside of the department's normal work hours?

WAC 296-86A-075 Do I pay a fee when my conveyance is inspected?

WAC 296-86A-080 Is there a fee for inspecting regular elevators used as temporary personnel elevators?

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapters 43.22, 18.27, 70.87, and 19.28 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 99-08-128 on April 7, 1999.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: Amended WAC 296-86A-060 Hand powered freight elevator, to include "manlifts"; added a provision to WAC 296-46-910 to allow larger marinas to use electrical inspection fees based on commercial/industrial feeders resulting in substantial savings for marinas with five or more berths; and restored an electrical permit fee refund processing fee in WAC 296-46-910 to original amount to retain consistency with similar fees.

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 20, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, 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 0. Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

May 27, 1999

Joel Sacks

for Gary Moore

Director

OTS-2740.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-12-041, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98)

WAC 296-150C-3000
Commercial coach fees.

(((WAC 296-150C-3000, Illus. 1)

(WAC 296-150C-3000, Illus. 1)))

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[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.106, 18.27 and 43.22 RCW.  98-12-041, 296-150C-3000, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 70.87.030, 18.27.070, [18.27.]075, 43.22.350, [43.22.]355, [43.22.]434 and [43.22.]480(2).  97-11-053, 296-150C-3000, filed 5/20/97, effective 6/30/97.  Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.340, [43.22.]355, [43.22.]360, [43.22.]432, [43.22.]440 and [43.22.]480.  96-21-146, 296-150C-3000, filed 10/23/96, effective 11/25/96.]

OTS-2812.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-12-041, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98)

WAC 296-150F-3000
Factory-built housing and commercial structure fees.

(((WAC 296-150F-3000, Illus. 1)

(WAC 296-150F-3000, Illus. 1)))

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[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.106, 18.27 and 43.22 RCW.  98-12-041, 296-150F-3000, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 70.87.030, 18.27.070, [18.27.]075, 43.22.350, [43.22.]355, [43.22.]434 and [43.22.]480(2).  97-11-053, 296-150F-3000, filed 5/20/97, effective 6/30/97.  Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.340, [43.22.]355, [43.22.]360, [43.22.]432, [43.22.]440 and [43.22.]480.  96-21-146, 296-150F-3000, filed 10/23/96, effective 11/25/96.]

OTS-2739.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-12-041, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98)

WAC 296-150M-3000
Manufactured home fees.

(((WAC 296-150M-3000, Illus. 1)))

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[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.106, 18.27 and 43.22 RCW.  98-12-041, 296-150M-3000, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 70.87.030, 18.27.070, [18.27.]075, 43.22.350, [43.22.]355, [43.22.]434 and [43.22.]480(2).  97-11-053, 296-150M-3000, filed 5/20/97, effective 6/30/97.  Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.340, [43.22.]355, [43.22.]360, [43.22.]432, [43.22.]440 and [43.22.]480.  96-21-146, 296-150M-3000, filed 10/23/96, effective 11/25/96.]

OTS-2813.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-12-041, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98)

WAC 296-150P-3000
Recreational park trailer fees.

(((WAC 296-150P-3000, Illus. 1)))

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[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.106, 18.27 and 43.22 RCW.  98-12-041, 296-150P-3000, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.340 and 43.22.420.  97-16-043, 296-150P-3000, filed 7/31/97, effective 12/1/97.]

OTS-2814.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-12-041, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98)

WAC 296-150R-3000
Recreational vehicle fees.

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(WAC 296-150R-3000, Illus. 1, page 2)))

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[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.106, 18.27 and 43.22 RCW.  98-12-041, 296-150R-3000, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.340 and 43.22.420.  97-16-043, 296-150R-3000, filed 7/31/97, effective 12/1/97.  Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.340, [43.22.]355, [43.22.]360, [43.22.]432, [43.22.]440 and [43.22.]480.  96-21-146, 296-150R-3000, filed 10/23/96, effective 11/25/96.]

OTS-2746.3


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-12-041, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98)

WAC 296-200A-900
What fees does the department charge contractors for issuance, renewal and reinstatement of certificates of registration?

(1) For the purposes of this chapter:

(a) A contractor's ((renews its)) registration is renewed before it expires.

(b) A contractor's ((reinstates its)) registration is reinstated after the registration:

(i) Has expired; or

(ii) Has been suspended because the contractor's insurance has expired; or

(iii) Has been suspended because the contractor's bond has been canceled or impaired.

(c) A contractor reregisters when ((it changes its)) his or her business structure changes.

(2) The department charges the following fees:

(a) $((43.25)) 45.00 for each issuance, renewal or reregistration of a certificate of registration.

(b) $((50.00)) 45.00 for the reinstatement of a certificate of registration.

(c) $((10.50)) 10.75 for providing a duplicate certificate of registration.

(d) $((20.75)) 21.50 for each requested certified letter prepared by the department.

(e) $2.00 per copy for documents copied from a contractor's file.  The maximum copy charge for copies from one contractor's file will be $25.00.

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.106, 18.27 and 43.22 RCW.  98-12-041, 296-200A-900, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98.  Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.27 RCW.  97-24-071, 296-200A-900, filed 12/2/97, effective 1/5/98.]

OTS-2791.3


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-22-063, filed 11/2/98, effective 12/3/98)

WAC 296-46-910
Inspection fees.

To calculate the inspection fees, the amperage is based on the conductor ampacity or the overcurrent device rating.  The inspection fees shall be calculated from sections (1) through (5) below.  However, the total fee shall not be less than the number of progress inspection (one-half hour) units times the progress inspection fee rate from subsection (5) MISCELLANEOUS (k) below.


(1)RESIDENTIAL
(a)Single and two family residential (new construction)
(i)First 1300 sq. ft. or less . . . . . . . . . . . . $ ((64.50)) 67.00
Each additional 500 sq. ft. or portion of . . . . . . . . . . . . $ ((20.75)) 21.50
Note:Square footage is the area included within the surrounding exterior walls of a building exclusive of any interior courts. (This includes any floor area in an attached garage, basement, or unfinished living space.)
"Inspected with the service" ((or)) means that a separate service inspection fee is included on the same electrical work permit and "inspected at the same time" means all wiring is to be ready for inspection during the initial inspection trip.
An "outbuilding" is a structure that serves a direct accessory function to the residence, such as a pump house or storage building. Outbuilding does not include buildings used for commercial type occupancies or additional dwelling occupancies.
(ii)Each outbuilding or detached garage inspected ((with the

service)) at the same time as a dwelling unit on the property

. . . . . . . . . . . . $ ((27.00)) 28.00

(iii)Each outbuilding or detached garage inspected

separately . . . . . . . . . . . . $ ((42.50)) 44.25

(iv)Each swimming pool - inspected with the service

. . . . . . . . . . . . $ ((42.50)) 44.25

(v)Each swimming pool - inspected separately . . . . . . . . . . . . $ ((64.50)) 67.00
(vi)Each hot tub, spa, or sauna - inspected with the

service . . . . . . . . . . . . $ ((27.00)) 28.00

(vii)Each hot tub, spa, or sauna - inspected separately

. . . . . . . . . . . . $ ((42.50)) 44.25

(viii)Each septic pumping system - inspected with the

service . . . . . . . . . . . . $ ((27.00)) 28.00

(ix)Each septic pumping system - inspected separately

. . . . . . . . . . . . $ ((42.50)) 44.25

(b)Multi-family residential and miscellaneous ((multi-family)) residential structures, services and feeders (new construction)
Each service and/or feeder
((Service))

Ampacity

Service/Feeder

Additional Feeder

0to 200$ ((69.50)) 72.25$ ((20.75)) 21.50
201to 400((86.25)) 89.75((42.50)) 44.25
401to 600((118.50)) 123.25((59.25)) 61.50
601to 800((151.75)) 158.00((81.00)) 84.25
801and over((216.25)) 225.25((162.25)) 169.00

(c)Single family or multi-family altered services including circuits
(i)Each altered service and/or altered feeder
((Service))

Ampacity

Service or

Feeder

0 to 200$ ((59.25)) 61.50
201 to 600 ((86.25)) 89.75
over 600 ((130.00)) 135.25

(ii)Maintenance or repair of meter or mast (no alterations to service or feeder) . . . . . . . . . . . . $ ((32.25)) 33.50
(d)Single or multi-family residential circuits only (no service inspection)
(i)1 to 4 circuits (see note) . . . . . . . . . . . . $ ((42.50)) 44.25
Except:Water heater load control devices installed in residences as part of an energy conservation program . . . . . . . . . . . . ((26.00)) 27.00
The $ ((26.00)) 27.00 permit fee for water heater load control devices will expire on December 31, 2001.
(ii)Each additional circuit (see note) . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Note: Altered or added circuit fees are calculated per panelboard. Total cost of the alterations in an individual panel should not exceed the cost of a complete altered service or feeder of the same rating, as shown in subsection (1) RESIDENTIAL (c)(i) (table) above.
(e)Mobile homes, modular homes, mobile home parks, and RV parks
(i) Mobile home or modular home service or feeder

only . . . . . . . . . . . . $ ((42.50)) 44.25

(ii)Mobile home service and feeder . . . . . . . . . . . . ((69.50)) 72.25
(iii)Mobile home park sites and RV park sites
(A)First site service or site feeder . . . . . . . . . . . . ((42.50)) 44.25
(B)Each additional site service; or additional site feeder inspected at the same time as the first service or

feeder . . . . . . . . . . . . ((27.00)) 28.00

Note:For master service installations, see subsection (2).
(2) COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL
(a)New service or feeder and additional new feeders inspected at the same time (includes circuits)
(i)((Service/))

Feeder

Ampacity

Service/

Feeder

Additional

Feeder

inspected

at the

same time

0 to100$ ((69.50)) 72.25$ ((42.50)) 44.25
101 to200((86.25)) 89.75 ((54.00)) 56.25
201 to400((162.25)) 169.00((64.50)) 67.00
401 to600((189.25)) 197.00((75.75)) 78.75
601 to800((244.50)) 254.50((103.00)) 107.25
801 to1000((298.50)) 310.75((124.75)) 129.75
Over1000((325.50)) 339.00((173.75)) 181.00
Note:For large COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL projects that include multiple feeders, "inspected at the same time" can be interpreted to include additional inspection trips for a single project. The additional inspections must be for electrical work specified on the permit at the time of purchase. The permit fee for such projects shall be calculated from (2) (a) (i) (table) above. However, the total fee shall not be less than the number of progress inspection (one-half hour) units times the progress inspection fee rate from subsection (5) MISCELLANEOUS (k) below.
(ii)Over 600 volts surcharge . . . . . . . . . . . . $ ((54.00)) 56.25
(b)Altered services or feeders (no circuits)
(i)((Service))

Ampacity

Service/

Feeder

0 to200$ ((69.50)) 72.25
201 to600 ((162.25)) 169.00
601 to1000 ((244.50)) 254.50
Over1000 ((271.50)) 282.75

(ii)Over 600 volts surcharge . . . . . . . . . . . . $ ((54.00)) 56.25
(iii)Maintenance or repair of meter or mast (no alteration to the service or feeder) . . . . . . . . . . . . ((59.25)) 61.50
(c)Circuits only
(i)First five circuits per branch circuit

panel . . . . . . . . . . . . $ ((54.00)) 56.25

(ii)Each additional circuit per branch circuit panel . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Note: Altered/added circuit fees are calculated per panelboard. Total cost of the alterations in a panel (or panels) should not exceed the cost of a new feeder (or feeders) of the same rating, as shown in subsection (2) COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL (a)(i) (table) above.
(3) TEMPORARY SERVICES
Note:Temporary electrical power and lighting installations are intended to be used during the period of construction, remodeling, maintenance, repair, or demolition of buildings, structures, equipment, or similar activities.
Temporary electrical power and lighting installations are allowed during emergencies and for tests, experiments, and developmental work. Temporary electrical power and lighting installations are allowed for a period not to exceed 90 days for Christmas decorative lighting and similar purposes. Temporary wiring shall be removed immediately upon completion of construction or purpose for which the wiring was installed.
(((a)Residential . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 37.25
(b)Commercial/industrial)) Temporary services, temporary stage or concert productions

AmpacityService or FeederAdditional Feeder
0 to 60$38.75$20.00
((0)) 61 to 100$ ((42.50)) 44.25((20.75)) 21.50
101 to 200 ((54.00)) 56.25((27.00)) 28.00
201 to 400((64.50)) 67.00((32.25)) 33.50
401 to 600((86.25)) 89.75((42.50)) 44.25
Over 600 ((97.75)) 101.75((48.75)) 50.75
(((c)Temporary stage or concert productions
AmpacityService or FeederAdditional Feeder
0 to 100$ 42.50$ 20.75
101 to 20054.0027.00
201 to 40064.5032.25
401 to 60086.2542.50
Over 60097.7548.75))

Note:))Temporary stage or concert inspections requested outside of normal business hours will be subject to the portal to portal hourly fees in subsection (5) MISCELLANEOUS (((m))) (n). The fee for such after hours inspections shall be the greater of the fee from (3) TEMPORARY SERVICES (((c))) (table) or the portal to portal fee.
(4)IRRIGATION MACHINES, PUMPS AND EQUIPMENT

Irrigation machines

(a)Each tower when inspected at the same time as a service and feeder (per subsection (2) COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL above) . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 5
(b)Towers - when not inspected at the same time as a service and feeders - one to six towers . . . . . . . . . . . . ((64.50)) 67.00
Each additional tower . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
(5) MISCELLANEOUS - commercial/industrial and residential
(a)Low voltage thermostats
(i)First thermostat . . . . . . . . . . . . $ ((32.25)) 33.50
(ii)Each additional thermostat inspected at the same time as the

first . . . . . . . . . . . . ((10.25)) 10.50

((Note: Thermostat is defined as:
(A)A device that interrupts electrical current while performing its function of controlling building, zonal, or room environmental air temperature; or
(B)In the case of environmental air temperature control by the use of sensors which do not interrupt current but rather transmit data to a zonal or central processing unit, "thermostat" shall be considered to be the circuit extending from the central processing unit to the local controller. At times this local unit could control several zones or rooms individually or in concert.))
(b) Low voltage fire alarm and burglar alarm. Includes nurse call, intercom, security systems, energy management control systems and similar low energy circuits and equipment
(i)First 2500 sq. ft. or less . . . . . . . . . . . . $ ((37.25)) 38.75
(ii)Each additional 2500 sq. ft. or portion

thereof . . . . . . . . . . . . ((10.25)) 10.50

(c) Signs and outline lighting
(i)First sign (no service included) . . . . . . . . . . . . $ ((32.25)) 33.50
(ii)Each additional sign inspected at the same time on the same bldg. or structure . . . . . . . . . . . . ((15.50)) 16.00
(d) Berth at a marina or dock . . . . . . . . . . . . $ ((42.50)) 44.25
Each additional berth inspected at the

same time . . . . . . . . . . . . ((27.00)) 28.00

Note:Five berths or more shall be permitted to have the inspection fees based on appropriate service and feeder fees from section (2) COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL (a)(i) above.
(e) Yard pole, pedestal, or other meter loops

only . . . . . . . . . . . . $ ((42.50)) 44.25

Meters installed remote from service equipment: Inspected at same time as service, temporary service or other

installations . . . . . . . . . . . . ((10.25)) 10.50

(f) Emergency inspections requested outside normal work hours. Regular fee plus surcharge

of . . . . . . . . . . . . $ ((81.00)) 84.25

(g) Generators((,))

Portable generators: Permanently installed transfer equipment for portable generators . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 61.50

Permanently installed generators: Refer to appropriate residential or commercial new service or feeder section

Note:Generator feeders (for permanently installed generators) and normal system feeders to a single panelboard or disconnect (via an automatic or manual transfer switch) shall each be evaluated as an individual feeder.
(h)Annual permit fee for plant location employing regular electrical maintenance staff - each inspection two hour maximum.

FeeInspections
1 to 3 plant electricians$((1,553.25)) 1,618.0012
4 to 6 plant electricians((3,107.75)) 3,237.5024
7 to 12 plant electricians((4,661.25)) 4,856.0036
13 to 25 plant electricians((6,215.75)) 6,475.5052
more than 25 plant electricians((7,770.25)) 8,095.0052

(i)Carnival inspections
(i)First field inspection each year
(A)Each ride and generator truck . . . . . . . . . . . . $ ((15.50)) 16.00
(B)Each remote distribution equipment, concession or

gaming show . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

(C) If the calculated fee for first field inspection of (A) and (B) above is less, the minimum inspection fee shall be: . . . . . . . . . . . . ((81.00)) 84.25
(ii) Subsequent inspections
(A)First 10 rides, concessions, generators, remote distribution equipment or gaming show . . . . . . . . . . . . $(( 81.00)) 84.25
(B)Each additional ride, concession, generator, remote distribution equipment or gaming show . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
(iii)First field inspection each year . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 67.00
Single concession or ride, not part of a carnival
(iv)Subsequent inspections . . . . . . . . . . . . $ ((42.50)) 44.25
Single concession or ride, not part of a carnival
(j) Trip fees
(i)Requests by property owners to inspect existing

installations . . . . . . . . . . . . $ ((64.50)) 67.00

(ii)Submitter notifies the department that work is ready for inspection when it is not ready . . . . . . . . . . . . ((32.25)) 33.50
(iii)Additional inspection required because submitter has provided the wrong address . . . . . . . . . . . . ((32.25)) 33.50
(iv)More than one additional inspection required to inspect corrections; or for repeated neglect, carelessness, or improperly installed electrical work . . . . . . . . . . . . ((32.25)) 33.50
(v)Each trip necessary to remove a noncompliance

notice . . . . . . . . . . . . ((32.25)) 33.50

(vi)Corrections have not been made in the prescribed time, unless an exception has been requested and granted . . . . . . . . . . . . ((32.25)) 33.50
(vii)Installations that are covered or concealed before

inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . ((32.25)) 33.50

(k) Progress inspections
On partial or progress inspections, each one-half

hour . . . . . . . . . . . . $ ((32.25)) 33.50

Note:The fees calculated in main sections (1) through (5) shall apply to all electrical work. This section is intended to be applied to a permit where the permit holder has requested additional inspections beyond the ((normal)) number ((for the type of installation. Additional progress inspections shall be charged)) supported by the permit fee calculated at the rate in (k) above.
(l) Plan review fee
(i)Fee is thirty-five percent of the electrical work permit fee as determined by WAC 296-46-495, plus a plan review submission fee of . . . . . . . . . . . . $ ((54.00)) 56.25
(ii)Supplemental submissions of plans per hour or fraction of an hour . . . . . . . . . . . . $ ((64.50)) 67.00
(iii)Plan review shipping and handling fee . . . . . . . . . . . . $ ((15.50)) 16.00
(m) Out-of-state inspections
(i)Permit fees will be charged according to the fees listed in this section.
(ii)Travel expenses:
All travel expenses and per diem for out-of-state inspections are billed following completion of each inspection(s). These expenses can include, but are not limited to: Inspector's travel time, travel cost and per diem at the state rate. Travel time is hourly based on the rate in (n) of this subsection.
(n)Other inspections
Inspections not covered by above inspection fees shall be charged portal to portal per hour . . . . . . . . . . . . $ ((64.50)) 67.00
(((n))) (o)Refund processing fee
All requests for permit fee refunds will be assessed a

processing fee . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 10.50

(((o))) (p)Variance request processing fee
This fee is nonrefundable once the transaction has been

made . . . . . . . . . . . . $ ((64.50)) 67.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.356 (1)(f).  98-22-063, 296-46-910, filed 11/2/98, effective 12/3/98.  Statutory Authority: Chapter 19.28 RCW.  98-12-042, 296-46-910, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98; 97-24-033, 296-46-910, filed 11/25/97, effective 12/29/97.  Statutory Authority: RCW 19.28.060, [19.28.]210(6), [19.28.]350 and [19.28.]600.  97-12-016, 296-46-910, filed 5/28/97, effective 6/30/97.  Statutory Authority: RCW 19.28.060, 19.28.010(1), 19.28.600 and 19.28.210(6).  92-08-102, 296-46-910, filed 4/1/92, effective 5/2/92.  Statutory Authority: RCW 19.28.060 and 19.28.210(6).  90-17-041, 296-46-910, filed 8/10/90, effective 9/10/90.  Statutory Authority: RCW 19.28.060, 19.28.600 and chapter 19.28 RCW.  87-10-030 (Order 87-07), 296-46-910, filed 5/1/87.  Statutory Authority: RCW 19.28.060 and 19.28.210.  85-20-065 (Order 85-16), 296-46-910, filed 9/27/85.  Statutory Authority: RCW 19.28.210.  83-16-058 (Order 83-20), 296-46-910, filed 8/2/83.  Statutory Authority: RCW 19.28.060 and 19.28.210.  82-18-036 (Order 82-29), 296-46-910, filed 8/26/82.  Statutory Authority: RCW 19.28.060.  81-06-037 (Order 81-5), 296-46-910, filed 2/27/81, effective 4/1/81; 78-02-098 (Order 77-31), 296-46-910, filed 1/31/78.]

OTS-2766.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-12-042, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98)

WAC 296-46-915
Electrical contractor license, administrator certificate and examination, and copy fees.


(1)General or specialty contractor license (per twenty-

four month period)

$ 216.25

(2)(a)Administrator certificate examination application (nonrefundable)

$ 27.00

(b)Administrator first-time examination fee$ ((62.25))

64.75

(c)Administrator re-test examination fee$ ((72.75))

75.75

(3)Administrator original certificate (submitted with application)

$ 64.50

(4)Administrator certificate renewal (per twenty-four month period)

$ 81.00

(5)Late renewal of administrator certificate (per

twenty-four month period)

$ 162.25

(6)Transfer of administrator designation $ 32.25
(7)Certified copy of each document (maximum $ 45.75 per file)
$ 20.75 first document
$2 each additional document
(8)Reinstatement of a general or specialty contractor's license after a suspension

$ 43.50

(9)Reinstatement of an administrator's certificate after a suspension

$ 43.50

(10)Refund processing fee
All requests for refunds will be assessed a processing fee

$ 10.50


Note:Failure to appear for an examination results in forfeiture of the examination fee.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 19.28 RCW.  98-12-042, 296-46-915, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98; 97-24-033, 296-46-915, filed 11/25/97, effective 12/29/97.  Statutory Authority: RCW 19.28.060, [19.28.]210(6), [19.28.]350 and [19.28.]600.  97-12-016, 296-46-915, filed 5/28/97, effective 6/30/97.  Statutory Authority: RCW 19.28.060, 19.28.010(1), 19.28.600, 19.28.120(2) and 19.28.510(2).  92-08-102, 296-46-915, filed 4/1/92, effective 5/2/92.  Statutory Authority: RCW 19.28.060, 19.28.120(2) and 19.28.510(2).  90-17-041, 296-46-915, filed 8/10/90, effective 9/10/90.  Statutory Authority: RCW 19.28.060, 19.28.600 and chapter 19.28 RCW.  86-18-041 (Order 86-23), 296-46-915, filed 8/29/86.]

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-12-042, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98)

WAC 296-401A-700
Fees for certificates of competency, examination and reciprocity.

How much do I pay for a journeyman, specialty, or training certificate, competency examination, or reciprocity?

When you apply to take a competency examination or to obtain a certificate of competency, you must pay the appropriate fee listed below.


Type of CertificateFee
(1)Journeyman or specialty electrician certificate renewal (per 36-month period)$64.50
(2)Late renewal of journeyman or specialty electrician certificate (per 36-month period)$130.00
(3)Journeyman or specialty electrician examination application (nonrefundable)$27.00
(4)Journeyman or specialty electrician original certificate$42.50
(5)Training certificate (expires one year after purchase)$20.75
(6)Training certificate renewal or update of hours$20.75
(7)Unsupervised electrical training certificate$20.75
(8)Journeyman or specialty electrician test or retest$((48.75))

50.75

(9)Reciprocal journeyman or specialty certificate$69.50
(10)Reinstatement of journeyman or specialty certificate$20.75
(11)Continuing education course submittal and approval, per course$41.50
(12)Continuing education course renewal, per course$20.75
(13)Refund processing fee
All requests for refunds will be assessed a processing fee$10.50

Note:Failure to appear for an examination results in forfeiture of the examination fee.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 19.28 RCW.  98-12-042, 296-401A-700, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98.]

OTS-2738.3


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-12-043, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98)

WAC 296-86A-020
When I apply for my construction, alteration or relocation permit, what permit fees will I have to pay?

The following permit fees apply to all conveyances except for material lifts:


TOTAL COSTFEE
$250.00 TO AND INCLUDING $1,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . $ ((29.50)) 30.50
$1,001 TO AND INCLUDING $15,000
For the first $1,001 . . . . . . . . . . . . ((41.50)) 43.00
For each additional $1,000 or fraction

thereof . . . . . . . . . . . .

((8.25)) 8.50

$15,001 TO AND INCLUDING $100,000
For first $15,001 . . . . . . . . . . . . ((158.75)) 165.25
For each additional $1,000 or fraction

thereof . . . . . . . . . . . .

5.50

OVER $100,001
For first $100,001 . . . . . . . . . . . . ((666.75)) 694.50
For each additional $1,000 or fraction

thereof . . . . . . . . . . . .

4.50

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW.  98-12-043, 296-86A-020, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-12-043, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98)

WAC 296-86A-025
When I apply for my material lift installation, alteration or relocation permit, what permit fees will I have to pay?

The following permit fees apply to the installation, alteration and relocation of material lifts:


TOTAL COSTFEE
$250.00 TO AND INCLUDING $1,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . $ ((27.00)) 28.00
$1,001 TO AND INCLUDING $15,000
For the first $1,001 . . . . . . . . . . . . ((37.75)) 39.25
For each additional $1,000 or fraction

thereof . . . . . . . . . . . .

((7.50)) 7.75

$15,001 TO AND INCLUDING $100,000
For first $15,001 . . . . . . . . . . . . ((144.25)) 150.25
For each additional $1,000 or fraction

thereof . . . . . . . . . . . .

5.00

OVER $100,001
For first $100,001 . . . . . . . . . . . . ((606.25)) 631.50
For each additional $1,000 or fraction

thereof . . . . . . . . . . . .

4.00

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW.  98-12-043, 296-86A-025, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-12-043, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98)

WAC 296-86A-028
Are the construction and alteration permit fees that I pay refundable?

Your construction and alteration permit fees are refundable unless your permits have expired.  If your permits have expired, no refunds for these permits will be issued to you. All requests for refunds must be addressed to the elevator section in writing and must identify the specific permits for which refunds are being requested.  In those cases where you are entitled to a refund, the department will charge you a twenty-((five))six-dollar processing fee for each refund you request.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW.  98-12-043, 296-86A-028, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-12-043, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98)

WAC 296-86A-030
What installation permit fees will I have to pay for personnel and material hoists?

For each personnel hoist or material hoist you install, you will have to pay an installation fee of ((ninety-seven)) one hundred one dollars and seventy-five cents.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW.  98-12-043, 296-86A-030, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending 98-12-043, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98)

WAC 296-86A-040
Do I need to submit my plans for new installations and alterations to the department for approval?

You must submit all new installation plans and plans for major alterations to the department for approval.  Your plans must be submitted, in duplicate, to the elevator section prior to the start of construction.  To be approved, they must comply with the latest edition of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) A17.1, National Electrical Code (NEC) and applicable Washington Administrative Codes (WAC) adopted by the department.  In addition, your plans must include all information pertinent to determining whether each installation/alteration complies with all applicable codes.  Once approved, a copy of your plan must be kept on your job site until all acceptance tests have been witnessed by the department.  Any alterations to your approved plan must be submitted to the department for approval before a final inspection will be conducted. The nonrefundable fees for reviewing your plans are:


For each installation/major alteration . . . . . . . . . . . . $((21.50)) 22.25
If more than two sets of plans are submitted,
the fee for reviewing each additional set . . . . . . . . . . . . ((21.50)) 22.25

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW.  98-12-043, 296-86A-040, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-12-043, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98)

WAC 296-86A-060
What annual operating permit fees will I have to pay?

No annual operating permit will be issued to you until you have paid an appropriate fee to the department.  The following is a schedule of those fees.


TYPE OF CONVEYANCE
ANNUAL OPERATING

PERMIT FEE

Each hydraulic elevator . . . . . . . . . . . . $ ((75.75)) 78.75
Each roped-hydraulic elevator . . . . . . . . . . . . ((97.75)) 101.75
plus $((7.50)) 7.75 for each hoistway opening in excess of two . . . . . . . . . . . .

((7.50)) 7.75

Each cable elevator . . . . . . . . . . . . ((97.75)) 101.75
plus $((7.50)) 7.75 for each hoistway opening in excess of two . . . . . . . . . . . .

((7.50)) 7.75

Each cable elevator traveling more than 25
feet without an opening-$((10.50)) 10.75
for each 25 foot traveled without openings . . . . . . . . . . . .

((10.50)) 10.75

Each limited-use/limited-application

elevator . . . . . . . . . . . .

((75.75)) 78.75

Each sidewalk freight elevator . . . . . . . . . . . . ((75.75)) 78.75
Each hand-powered manlift or freight elevator . . . . . . . . . . . .

((48.75)) 50.75

((Each hand-powered manlift . . . . . . . . . . . . 48.75))
Each incline elevator in other than a private residence . . . . . . . . . . . .

((97.75)) 101.75

Each belt manlift . . . . . . . . . . . . ((75.75)) 78.75
Each boat launching elevator . . . . . . . . . . . . ((75.75)) 78.75
Each auto parking elevator . . . . . . . . . . . . ((75.75)) 78.75
Each escalator . . . . . . . . . . . . ((75.75)) 78.75
Each moving walk . . . . . . . . . . . . ((75.75)) 78.75
Each dumbwaiter in other than a private residence . . . . . . . . . . . .

((48.75)) 50.75

Each people mover . . . . . . . . . . . . ((65.00)) 67.50
Each stair lift in other than a private residence . . . . . . . . . . . .

((48.75)) 50.75

Each wheel chair lift in other than a private residence . . . . . . . . . . . .

((48.75)) 50.75

Each special purpose elevator . . . . . . . . . . . . ((75.75)) 78.75
Each personnel hoist . . . . . . . . . . . . ((75.75)) 78.75
Each grain elevator personnel lift . . . . . . . . . . . . 78.75
Each material hoist . . . . . . . . . . . . ((75.75)) 78.75
Each casket lift . . . . . . . . . . . . ((75.75)) 78.75
Each material lift . . . . . . . . . . . . ((65.00)) 67.50
Each inclined stairway chair lift in private residence . . . . . . . . . . . .

((16.00)) 16.50

Each inclined wheel chair lift in a private residence . . . . . . . . . . . .

((21.50)) 22.25

Each vertical wheel chair lift in a private residence . . . . . . . . . . . .

((27.00)) 28.00

Each inclined elevator at a private

residence . . . . . . . . . . . .

((75.75)) 78.75

Each dumbwaiter in a private

residence . . . . . . . . . . . .

((21.50)) 22.25

Each private residence elevator . . . . . . . . . . . . ((48.75)) 50.75
Each private residence elevator installed in

other than a private residence . . . . . . . . . . . .

((75.75)) 78.75

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW.  98-12-043, 296-86A-060, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-12-043, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98)

WAC 296-86A-070
Can I obtain a supplemental inspection from the department?

Any person, firm, corporation or governmental agency can obtain a supplemental inspection from the department by paying a fee of two hundred ((eighty)) ninety-one dollars and fifty cents per day plus the standard per diem and mileage allowance granted to department inspectors.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW.  98-12-043, 296-86A-070, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-12-043, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98)

WAC 296-86A-073
Can I obtain technical services from the department's elevator section?

You can obtain elevator field technical services from the department by paying a fee of fifty-((four)) six dollars and twenty-five cents per hour plus the standard per diem and mileage allowance granted to department inspectors.  These field technical services may include code evaluation, code consultation, plan examination, code interpretation and clarification of technical data relating to the application of the department's conveyance rules.  Field technical services do not include inspections.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW.  98-12-043, 296-86A-073, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-12-043, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98)

WAC 296-86A-074
Can I request an inspection outside of the department's normal work hours?

You may request an inspection outside of normal work hours, which are 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., if an inspector is available and the inspection is authorized by the department.  However, the fee for such an inspection is ((sixty-eight)) seventy dollars and seventy-five cents per hour plus the standard per diem and mileage allowance granted to department inspectors.  This fee is in addition to any other fees required for your project.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW.  98-12-043, 296-86A-074, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-12-043, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98)

WAC 296-86A-075
Do I pay a fee when my conveyance is inspected?

Not necessarily, some inspections do not require a fee.  For example, the initial annual inspection of a conveyance does not require one.  Neither does the initial inspection of any conveyance constructed, altered or relocated.  The following table explains which inspections do require a fee:


INSPECTION
FEE
If a conveyance does not pass an initial
inspection and a second inspection
(reinspection) is required, the fee for
each conveyance inspected* . . . . . . . . . . . . $((75.75)) 78.75
If a third inspection (reinspection)
is required, the fee for each conveyance
inspected* . . . . . . . . . . . . ((97.75)) 101.75
*These "reinspection" fees are in
addition to the fees charged under
WAC 296-86A-020, 296-86A-025 and
296-86A-030 and must be paid before
an annual operating permit will be issued.
The department may waive reinspection fees
when it is not possible to conduct the
inspection and the inability to inspect is
not the fault of the party requesting
and/or paying for the inspection.
The department may also waive
reinspection fees for reasons of justice
and equity which prevent their payment.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW.  98-12-043, 296-86A-075, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-12-043, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98)

WAC 296-86A-080
Is there a fee for inspecting regular elevators used as temporary personnel elevators?

Yes, the fee for inspecting and testing regular elevators used as temporary personnel elevators is sixty-((five))seven dollars and fifty cents.  This fee is in addition to any other fees required in this chapter.

This sixty-((five))seven dollar and fifty cent fee purchases a thirty-day temporary use permit which may be renewed at the discretion of the department.  When this temporary use permit is purchased, a notice declaring that the equipment has not been finally approved must be conspicuously posted on the elevator.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW.  98-12-043, 296-86A-080, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98.]

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