WSR 05-16-098

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed August 2, 2005, 10:30 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-307 WAC, Safety standards for agriculture.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule making is being proposed based on recommendations made by members of the Cholinesterase Scientific Committee and the Cholinesterase Advisory Committee. These proposed changes are to clarify the language and to make some minor housekeeping changes.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The Washington State Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulate this subject.

Process for Developing New Rule: [No information supplied by agency.]

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Cindy Ireland, Project Manager, Department of Labor and Industries, WISHA Services Division, P.O. Box 44620, Olympia, WA 98504-4620, phone (360) 902-5522, fax (360) 902-5529. Parties interested in the formulation of these rules for proposal may contact the individual listed above. The public will have the opportunity to comment both prior to and after publication of the proposed amendments.

August 2, 2005

Gary Weeks

Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office