WSR 07-03-154

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed January 23, 2007, 3:18 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Review the current fees that exist in the rules for contractor registration (chapter 296-200A WAC); Elevators (chapter 296-96 WAC); Factory assembled structures (chapters 296-150C, 296-150F, 296-150M, 296-150P, 296-150R, 296-150T, and 296-150V WAC); and Plumber certification (chapter 296-400A WAC) for possible increase.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapters 18.27, 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: A 3.38% fee increase, which is the office of financial management's maximum allowable fiscal growth rate factor for fiscal year 2007. The fee increase will help cover the cost of the ongoing services of the contractor registration, elevator, factory assembled structures, and plumber certification programs.

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 elevator advisory committee, factory assembled structures advisory board, and the plumber's advisory board. Other interested parties and the public may also participate by providing written comments or giving oral testimony during the public hearing and comment 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.

January 23, 2007

Judy Schurke

Acting Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office