WSR 08-15-145

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed July 22, 2008, 2:08 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-96 WAC, Safety regulations and fees for all elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators and other conveyances.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 70.87 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: On November 30, 2007, the elevator program adopted several changes to their rules. The new rules have been in effect for several months and the program has found some sections that need further clarification or updating. For example, several notes will be added to clarify requirements from the adopted American National Standards Institute (ANSI) code.

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