PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-46B WAC, Electrical safety standards, administration, and installation.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 19.28 RCW, Electricians and electrical installations.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department plans to review the electrical rule for additions, revisions, and possible fee changes. The electrical rules are on a regular basis to ensure the rules are consistent with the national consensus standards, industry practice, to clarify the rules, and for possible changes to fees.
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 electrical board and the electrical technical advisory committee will be used to develop these rules.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 6, 2007