WSR 09-19-118

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed September 22, 2009, 12:10 p.m. , effective November 1, 2009 ]


Effective Date of Rule: November 1, 2009.

Purpose: Prevailing wage rates on public work projects are determined and enforced according to the trade or occupation or "classification" of work. These classifications are described in the "scopes of work" rules. The electronic technician regulation is a preexisting scope of work rule. Electronic technicians work with low voltage electrical systems. Under the current rule, electronic technicians may pull low voltage wire through metallic conduit that is no longer than ten feet nor larger than one inch. The purpose of this rule making is to allow electronic technicians to pull low voltage wire through any length or width of conduit, with the exception of wire for fire alarm systems. The proposed rule will clear up ambiguities raised by stakeholders.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 296-127-01322.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 39.12 RCW and RCW 43.22.270.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 09-12-098 on June 2, 2009.

A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Sally Elliott, P.O. Box 44400, Olympia, WA 98504-4400, phone (360) 902-6411, fax (360) 902-522 [902-5292], e-mail yous235@lni.wa.gov.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: September 22, 2009.

Judy Schurke

Director

OTS-2248.6


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 00-15-077, filed 7/19/00, effective 7/19/00)

WAC 296-127-01322   Electronic technicians.   (1) For the purpose of the Washington state public works law, chapter 39.12 RCW, ((the scope of work for)) electronic technicians ((is as follows:

(1) The installation, operation, inspection, maintenance,)) install, operate, inspect, maintain, repair, and service ((of)):

(a) Radio, television and recording systems and devices((.));

(b) Systems for paging, intercommunication, public address, wired music, clocks, security and surveillance systems and mobile radio systems((.)); and

(c) Fire alarm and burglar systems.

(2) When installed for the specific purpose of carrying low voltage wiring, the ((installation)) work identified in subsection (1) of this section includes:

(a) Installing unlimited lengths of nonmetallic conduit((s and));

(b) Installing incidental ((shielded)) metallic conduits of no longer than ten feet nor larger than one inch((, when installed for the specific purpose of carrying low voltage wiring.));

(((3))) (c) Pulling wiring through ((the type of)) conduit ((described under subsection (2) of this section, when the wiring is installed for the specific purpose of carrying low voltage electricity.)), except as provided in subsection (3) of this section; and

(((4))) (d) All the cleanup required in connection with electronic technician's work.

(3) The work identified in subsection (1) of this section does not include pulling wiring through conduit that exceeds ten feet in length for the purpose of installing fire alarm systems.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 39.12 RCW, RCW 43.22.270 and 43.22.051. 00-15-077, 296-127-01322, filed 7/19/00, effective 7/19/00.]

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