WSR 08-19-071

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed September 16, 2008, 9:49 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-200A WAC, Contractor certificate of registration.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 18.27 RCW and chapter 120, Laws of 2008 (2SSB 6732).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule making is a result of 2SSB 6732, which was passed by the 2008 legislature. The contractor registration rules need to be updated to be consistent with the statute and with industry practices. The rule making will also review the contractor registration rules for additions; such as incorporation of program policies, revisions and clarification.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

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. Labor and industries will share with representatives of the labor and self-insured employer communities on the proposed changes to the regulations. Public hearings will be held after the proposal is filed.

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.

September 16, 2008

Judy Schurke

Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office