WSR 07-04-008

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
(Apprenticeship and Training Council)

[ Filed January 25, 2007, 9:15 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-05 WAC, Apprenticeship rules.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 49.04 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department will work with stakeholders to discuss changes to the rules regarding the demonstration of need for programs seeking geographical expansion, in WAC 296-05-316. Amendments need to be made in order for the rules to be consistent throughout the section as well as with the federal government's definition of need. The subcommittee may also review technical housekeeping changes. For example, the language regarding the 2004 limited training agent pilot has expired, and needs to be removed from the rules, which will provide clarity for the user.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None. However, the United States Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship, Training, Employer and Labor Services, which had federal apprenticeship oversight responsibility, will be provided a copy of the proposed rules.

Process for Developing New Rule: 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 25, 2007

Melinda Nichols, Chair

Apprenticeship and Training Council

Washington State Code Reviser's Office