WSR 09-04-078

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
(Board of Boiler Rules)

[ Filed February 3, 2009, 10:37 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 allow the department to set times, date and location of board meetings with board approval, as the department has access to meeting room calendars, keep the requirements for rules interpretation but moves the procedure to the boiler web site, establish rules for applying for Washington state specials and extension of inspection frequency, amend the rule to conform with the adopted API-510 and the NBIC, eliminate confusion of the term "agent," remove conflict between rules and adopted code, remove installation standards from construction codes, and remove International Building Code (IBC) requirement from the boiler rules.

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.

February 3, 2009

Steven E. Bacon, Chair

Board of Boiler Rules

Washington State Code Reviser's Office