WSR 07-03-160

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
(Board of Boiler Rules)

[ Filed January 23, 2007, 5:26 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-104 WAC, Board of boiler rules -- Substantive.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 70.79 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The purpose of this rule making is to make clarification and technical changes to the board of boiler rules -- Substantive (chapter 296-104 WAC) based on actions and requests of the board of boiler rules. The changes include adding electronic submission of inquiries to the board for how rules are interpreted and revised, and increasing the boiler fees by 3.38%, which is the office of financial management's maximum allowable fiscal growth rate factor for fiscal year 2007.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Not applicable.

Process for Developing New Rule: The board of boiler rules will review and approve all rule changes. 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.

January 23, 2007

Craig Hopkins, Chair

Board of Boiler Rules

Washington State Code Reviser's Office