WSR 08-16-103

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
(Board of Boiler Rules)

[ Filed August 5, 2008, 9:37 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Board of boiler rules -- Substantive, chapter 296-104 WAC.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 70.79 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The purpose of this rule making is to make clarification and technical changes to the Board of boiler rules -- Substantive (chapter 296-104 WAC) based on actions and requests of the board of boiler rules. The changes will: Clarify insurance inspector's responsibilities; adopt current editions of inspection codes; adopt nationally recognized fuel train standards; clarify administrative codes for standards for installation; clarify administrative codes for standards for repair; and update references throughout the rule.

Process for Developing New Rule: The board of boiler rules will review and approve all rule changes. 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, P.O. Box 44400, Olympia, WA 98504-4400, (360) 902-6411, fax (360) 902-5292, yous235@lni.wa.gov.

August 5, 2008

Steven E. Bacon, Chair

Board of Boiler Rules

Washington State Code Reviser's Office