WSR 05-05-068

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
(Board of Boiler Rules)

[ Filed February 15, 2005, 11:36 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: General fee increase of the Board of Boiler Rules, chapter 296-104 WAC.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 70.79.030, 70.79.040, 70.79.150, 70.79.290, 70.79.330, and 70.79.350.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The Board of Boiler Rules may identify changes that need to be made to these rules. Also, a 3.03% fee increase, which is the Office of Financial Management's maximum allowable fiscal growth rate factor for fiscal year 2004, may be necessary to help offset inflation and to maintain the operational effectiveness of the boiler program.

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 Board of Boiler Rules will review and approve all rule changes. 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 Sally Elliott, Department of Labor and Industries, P.O. Box 44400, Olympia, WA 98504-4400, (360) 902-6411, fax (360) 902-5292, yous235@lni.wa.gov.

February 15, 2005

Craig Hopkins, Chair

Board of Boiler Rules

Washington State Code Reviser's Office