WSR 09-13-077

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed June 16, 2009, 10:37 a.m. ]

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

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: The prevailing wage rules have not gone through a comprehensive review since the early 90s. We have reviewed the rules and will be making amendments to reflect court decisions, integrate administrative policies, streamline current processes, create consistency with the statute, and make housekeeping changes.

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 Elliot, 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.

June 16, 2009

Judy Schurke

Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office