PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
(Board of Boiler Rules)
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:
|•||Add a definition of a "pool heater" to eliminate confusion for inspectors, owner/users, manufacturers and installers regarding what units are acceptable for service by the jurisdiction.|
|•||Revise requirements for construction and testing on nonstandard boilers and pressure vessels to eliminate obsolete information and combine remaining information to provide clarity and enforceability.|
|•||Combine two rules regarding safety valve installation to eliminate confusion and promote enforceability.|
|•||Revise rules concerning controls to eliminate conflict between rules and adopted codes.|
|•||Revise rule to clarify existing requirements for remote emergency shutoff switches.|
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 20, 2010
Robert E. Olson, Chair
Board of Boiler Rules