LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: The purpose of this rule making is to update the definitions of WAC 296-150R-0020. Currently, the rule references the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), however, ANSI no longer regulates recreational vehicles except for low voltage systems in conversion and recreational vehicles and uniform plan approval for recreational vehicles. Recreational vehicles are regulated by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The rules are being updated to reflect the change.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 296-150R-0020.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 43.22 RCW.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-05-116 on February 19, 2008.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: May 6, 2008.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 03-12-044, filed 5/30/03, effective 6/30/03)
WAC 296-150R-0020 What definitions apply to this chapter? "Alteration" is the replacement, addition, modification, or removal of any equipment or material that affects the fire and life safety provisions, plumbing systems, fuel systems and equipment or electrical systems of a recreational vehicle.
The following changes are not considered alterations for purposes of this chapter:
• Repairs with approved parts;
• Modification of a fuel burning appliance according to the terms of its listing; and
• Adjustment and maintenance of equipment.
"Alteration insignia" is an insignia which indicates a vehicle alteration was approved by the department.
"ANSI" is the American National Standards Institute,
Inc., and the institute's rules applicable to Low Voltage
Systems in Conversion and Recreational Vehicles and Uniform
Plan Approval for Recreational Vehicles. For the purposes of
this chapter, references to ANSI mean ((
Recreational Vehicles, 2002 edition)) ANSI/RVIA 12V Low
Voltage Systems 2008 Edition and ANSI/RVIA UPA-1 Standard on
Uniform Plan Approval for Recreational Vehicles 2003 Edition.
"Approved" is approved by the department of labor and industries.
"Audit" by the department can be either a comprehensive audit or a performance audit. A comprehensive audit is the department inspection of a manufacturer's quality control procedures, comprehensive plans, and vehicles. A performance audit is the department's review of the manufacturer's audit performed by the industry association or other independent auditor.
"Comprehensive design plan" consists of the design plans and copies of drawings such as:
• Floor plans relating to fire and life safety, electrical, plumbing, liquefied petroleum (LP) and/or natural gas systems and appliances and air conditioning systems, if applicable to the plan of each vehicle.
• Plumbing line drawings which describe the size, length and location of gas piping lines, liquid and body waste lines, liquid and body waste tanks, and potable water tanks.
• Electrical drawings. (See WAC 296-150R-0330 and 296-150R-0820.)
"Consumer" is a person or organization who buys or leases recreational vehicles.
"Dealer" is a person or organization whose business is offering recreational vehicles for sale or lease.
"Department" is the department of labor and industries. The department may be referred to as "we" or "us" in this chapter. Note: You may contact us at: Department of Labor and Industries, Specialty Compliance, PO Box 44430, Olympia, WA 98504-4430.
"Equipment" is all material, appliances, fixtures, and accessories used in the manufacture or alteration of recreational vehicles or park trailers.
"Manual" is a reference containing instructions, procedures, responsibilities and other information used to implement and maintain the quality control program of a recreational vehicle manufacturer.
"National Electrical Code" see Chapter 2 of ((
A119.2)) NFPA 1192 Standard on Recreational Vehicles, 2008
Edition, for reference to the appropriate edition to use for
"NFPA" is National Fire Protection Association, and the institute's rules applicable to recreation vehicles. For the purpose of this chapter, references to NFPA means NFPA 1192 Standard on Recreational Vehicles, 2008 Edition.
"Quality control" is the plan and method for ensuring
that the manufacture, fabrication, assembly, installation,
storing, handling, and use of materials complies with this
chapter, ANSI, and ((
"Recreational vehicle" is a vehicular type unit primarily designed as temporary living quarters for recreational camping, travel, or seasonal use that either has its own motive power or is mounted on, or towed by, another vehicle. Recreational vehicles include: Camping trailers, fifth-wheel trailers, motor homes, travel trailers, and truck campers.
"Self-certification insignia" is an insignia which is obtained under the self-certification approval process.
"State-plan insignia" is an insignia which is obtained under the state design-plan approval process.
"System" is a part of a recreational vehicle that is designed to serve a particular function such as plumbing, electrical, heating, or mechanical system.
"Vehicle" for the purposes of this chapter, is a recreational vehicle.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.340, 43.22.400, 43.22.432, 43.22.433, 43.22.434, 43.22.480, and 43.22.485, 2002 c 268, and chapter 43.22 RCW. 03-12-044, § 296-150R-0020, filed 5/30/03, effective 6/30/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.340 and 43.22.480. 99-13-010, § 296-150R-0020, filed 6/4/99, effective 7/5/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.340 and 43.22.420. 97-16-043, § 296-150R-0020, filed 7/31/97, effective 12/1/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.340, [43.22.]355, [43.22.]360, [43.22.]432, [43.22.]440 and [43.22.]480. 96-21-146, § 296-150R-0020, filed 10/23/96, effective 11/25/96.]