WSR 06-09-068

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed April 18, 2006, 9:28 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-400A WAC, Plumber certification rules.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 18.106 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The purpose of this rule making is to incorporate amendments to the plumber certification rules from the passage of SSB 6225, which passed the 2006 legislature. SSB 6225 requires the plumbing program to create specialties for domestic water and farm irrigation systems plumbers.

The department will also review the plumber certification rules for housekeeping changes in order to further clarify the rules.

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 state advisory board of plumbers will be utilized to develop these rules. 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, 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.

April 18, 2006

Gary Weeks

Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office