PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-150M WAC, Manufactured homes.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 43.22 RCW and chapter 79, Laws of 2004 (SSB [SHB] 1393).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule making is a result of chapter 79, Laws of 2004 (SHB 1393), which passed the 2005 legislature. This legislation requires the department to perform a fire safety inspection and issue a certificate on all pre-HUD (mobile homes) prior to them being moved from their current location.
The rule changes will outline how to apply for a fire safety inspection with the department and the requirements the mobile home must meet in order to successfully pass the fire safety inspection.
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 Factory Assembled Structure Board and Washington Association of Building Officials. Other interested parties and the public may also participate by providing written comments or giving oral testimony during the public hearing 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, phone (360) 902-6411, fax (360) 902-5292, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 21, 2005