WSR 06-20-097

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed October 3, 2006, 12:27 p.m. ]

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.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The purpose of this rule making is to review the factory assembled structure rules for clarifying and housekeeping changes. For example, the amendments will incorporate language that requires pellet stoves to meet the requirements listed by a nationally recognized testing laboratory. The rule making will also incorporate interpretive bulletins regarding design requirements for structural alterations. The rule will outline when structural alterations need engineered designed and/or plan review conducted by central office.

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. 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.

October 3, 2006

Gary Weeks

Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office