WSR 08-15-140

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed July 22, 2008, 10:03 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-127 WAC, Prevailing wage -- Scope of work descriptions.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 39.12 RCW and RCW 43.22.270.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Prevailing wage rates on public work projects are determined and enforced according to the trade or occupation or "classification" of work actually performed. The purpose of this rule making is to write scope of work descriptions for job classifications that have wage rates but no written scope of work description. The department is working with the prevailing wage advisory committee on the development of scopes. The purpose of this rule making is to adopt scope of work descriptions for construction site surveyor, industrial power vacuum, and diver/diver tenders.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: No other state or federal agencies regulate this subject.

Process for Developing New Rule: Parties interested in these rules may contact the individual listed below. The public may also participate by commenting after amendments are proposed by providing written comments and/or 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.

July 22, 2008

Judy Schurke

Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office