WSR 07-17-171

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed August 22, 2007, 9:29 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-358-990 Temporary worker housing fee, 246-359-990 Temporary worker housing construction standard fees, and 246-361-990 Cherry harvest camp fees.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.70.340 Temporary worker housing inspection fund.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The current fee schedules in the migrant farmworker housing program are complicated. Each year staff must hand calculate fees for each licensee. By making these changes we will be able to improve efficiency and accuracy of staff fully and utilize the capabilities of a new computerized licensing system that the department is implementing.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: We will be using a collaborative rules process.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Alisa Harris, Operations Manager, Office of Facilities and Services Licensing, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, phone (360) 236-2907, fax (360) 236-2901, e-mail alisa.harris@doh.wa.gov. We will notify all licensees and organizations who have expressed an interest in rule-making activities. Stakeholders may also submit written comments for consideration.

August 21, 2007

Mary C. Selecky

Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office