WSR 05-13-146

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed June 21, 2005, 1:27 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-46B WAC, Electrical safety standards, administration, and installation.

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 plans to review the electrical rule for additions or revisions. These rules are developed to aid both stakeholders and the department to clarify and enforce the electrical statute.

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 and the Electrical Technical Advisory Committee 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.

June 21, 2005

Gary Weeks

Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office