WSR 05-16-097

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed August 2, 2005, 10:29 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Factor [Factory] assembled structures, chapters 296-150C, 296-150F, and 296-150V WAC.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 43.22 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The electrical program recently adopted rules that directly impact the factory assembled structure rules. The factory assembled structure rules reference the electrical rules, which now states electrical plan reviews are not required for structures under 400 amp electrical service. Examples of these types of buildings are: Portable classrooms, educational facilities, city or county jail cells, prisons, small hospitals, MRI structures, or medical clinics. The factory assembled structure statute states the program needs to conduct plan review on all systems within the structure. Therefore, we are proceeding with rule making to ensure the statute and rules are consistent.

Process for Developing New Rule: The department will solicit input from the Factory Assembled Structure Board. 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, (360) 902-6411, fax (360) 902-5292, yous235@lni.wa.gov.

August 2, 2005

Gary Weeks

Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office