WSR 11-22-081

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
(Board of Boiler Rules)

[ Filed November 1, 2011, 10:03 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 and chapter 50, Laws of 2011 (2ESHB 1087).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The boiler program's budget and projected revenue indicate a fee increase is necessary to help cover the cost of ongoing services. The boiler program was given the authority by 2ESHB 1087, which passed the 2011 legislature, to increase fees to cover the program's expenditures.

The purpose of this rule making is to increase the fees for the boiler program. Fee increases are necessary to cover the costs for ongoing service delivery.

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

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, phone (360) 902-6411, fax (360) 902-5292, e-mail sally.elliott@lni.wa.gov.

November 1, 2011

Robert E. Olson, Chair

Board of Boiler Rules

Washington State Code Reviser's Office