WSR 07-19-083

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
(Apprenticeship and Training Council)

[ Filed September 18, 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 the RCW/WAC subcommittee and interested stakeholders to draft amendments to the apprenticeship rules. Specifically, the subcommittee will discuss changes to the rules that would require all new program and new occupations for existing programs recommended for approval by the Washington state apprenticeship and training council to be given provisional approval for a period of one year.

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.

September 18, 2007

Pete Crow, Chair

Apprenticeship and

Training Council

Washington State Code Reviser's Office