WSR 12-06-065

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed March 6, 2012, 9:18 a.m. , effective April 30, 2012 ]


Effective Date of Rule: April 30, 2012.

Purpose: The purpose of this rule making is to increase the elevator fees 4.34 percent, which is the office of financial management's maximum allowable fiscal growth rate factor for fiscal year 2012. The program's budget and projected revenue were evaluated and a fee increase is necessary to help cover the cost of ongoing services for the program.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 296-96-00922 What are the fees associated with licensing?, 296-96-01010 What are the installation permit fees for conveyances, material lifts, and hoists and how are they calculated?, 296-96-01012 What are the permit fees for alterations to conveyances, material lifts, and hoists and how are they calculated?, 296-96-01025 What is the permit fee for personnel and material hoists?, 296-96-01027 Are initial installation permit fees refundable?, 296-96-01030 What is the process for installation and alteration plan approval?, 296-96-01035 Are there inspection fees?, 296-96-01040 What is the fee for testing and inspecting regular elevators used as temporary elevators to provide transportation for construction personnel, tools, and materials only?, 296-96-01045 What are the inspection requirements and fees for conveyances in private residences?, 296-96-01050 How do I get a supplemental inspection?, 296-96-01055 Are technical services available and what is the fee?, 296-96-01057 Does the department charge a fee to perform investigations and what is the fee?, 296-96-01060 Can I request an after hours inspection and what is the fee?, 296-96-01065 What are the annual operating certificate fees?, and 296-96-01070 What are the civil (monetary) penalties for violating the conveyance permit and operation requirements of chapter 70.87 RCW and this chapter?

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 70.87 RCW and chapter 50, Laws of 2011 (2ESHB 1087).

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 12-01-083 on December 20, 2011.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 15, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, 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 15, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: March 6, 2012.

Judy Schurke

Director

OTS-4491.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-11-128, filed 5/22/07, effective 6/30/07)

WAC 296-96-00922   What are the fees associated with licensing?   The following are the department's elevator license fees:


Type of Fee Period Covered by Fee Dollar Amount of Fee
Elevator contractor/mechanic application fee (not required for renewal of valid license) Per application $((54.60)) 56.90
Elevator contractor/ mechanic examination fee Per application $((164.10)) 171.20
Reciprocity application fee* Per application $((54.60)) 56.90
Elevator mechanic license 2 years $((109.40)) 114.10
Elevator contractor license 2 years $((109.40)) 114.10
Temporary elevator mechanic license 30 days $((27.20)) 28.30
Elevator mechanic/contractor timely renewal fee** 2 years $((109.40)) 114.10
Elevator mechanic/contractor late renewal fee*** 2 years $((218.90)) 228.40
Training provider application/renewal fee 2 years $((109.40)) 114.10
Continuing education course fee by approved training provider**** 1 year Not applicable
Replacement of any licenses $((16.30)) 17.00
Refund processing fee $((32.70)) 34.10

* Reciprocity application is only allowed for applicants who are applying for licensing based upon possession of a valid license that was obtained in state(s) with which the department has a reciprocity agreement.
** Renewals will be considered "timely" when the renewal application is received on or prior to the expiration date of the license.
*** Late renewal is for renewal applications received no later than ninety days after the expiration of the licenses. If the application is not received within ninety days from license expiration, the licensee must reapply and pass the competency examination.
**** This fee is paid directly to the continuing education training course provider approved by the department.

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.27, 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 07-11-128, 296-96-00922, filed 5/22/07, effective 6/30/07. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 06-10-066, 296-96-00922, filed 5/2/06, effective 6/30/06. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.27, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 05-12-032, 296-96-00922, filed 5/24/05, effective 6/30/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.87.020, 70.87.030, 70.87.034, 70.87.120, 70.87.185, 70.87.190, 2002 c 98, 2003 c 143 and 2004 c 66. 04-12-047, 296-96-00922, filed 5/28/04, effective 6/30/04.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-24-041, filed 11/30/07, effective 1/1/08)

WAC 296-96-01010   What are the installation permit fees for conveyances, material lifts, and hoists and how are they calculated?   Installation permit fees are based on the total cost of the conveyance and the labor to install the conveyance. The following permit fees apply to the construction or relocation of all conveyances and material lifts:

TOTAL COST OF CONVEYANCE FEE
$0 to and including $1,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . $((54.60)) 56.90
$1,001 to and including $5,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . $((81.90)) 85.40
$5,001 to and including $7,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . $((136.70)) 142.60
$7,001 to and including $10,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . $((164.10)) 171.20
$10,001 to and including $15,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . $((218.90)) 228.40
OVER $15,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . $((306.50)) 319.80 plus
Each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof . . . . . . . . . . . . $((7.60)) 7.90

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW. 07-24-041, 296-96-01010, filed 11/30/07, effective 1/1/08. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.27, 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 07-11-128, 296-96-01010, filed 5/22/07, effective 6/30/07. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 06-10-066, 296-96-01010, filed 5/2/06, effective 6/30/06. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.27, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 05-12-032, 296-96-01010, filed 5/24/05, effective 6/30/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.87.020, 70.87.030, 70.87.034, 70.87.120, 70.87.185, 70.87.190, 2002 c 98, 2003 c 143 and 2004 c 66. 04-12-047, 296-96-01010, filed 5/28/04, effective 6/30/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.350, 43.22.434, 43.22.480, 43.22.500, 18.27.040, 18.27.070, 18.27.075, 70.87.030, 19.28.041, 19.28.051, 19.28.101, 19.28.121, 19.28.161, 19.28.201, 19.28.211, 19.28.341, 2001 c 7, 2002 c 249, and chapters 19.28, 43.22, 18.27, and 70.87 RCW. 02-12-022, 296-96-01010, filed 5/28/02, effective 6/28/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.350, 43.22.434, 43.22.480, 43.22.500, 18.27.070, 18.27.075, 70.87.030, 19.28.041, 19.28.051, 19.28.101, 19.28.121, 19.28.161, 19.28.201, 19.28.211, 19.28.341, 2001 c 159, and chapters 43.22, 19.28, 18.27, and 70.87 RCW. 01-12-035, 296-96-01010, filed 5/29/01, effective 6/29/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.87.020, 70.87.030, 70.87.034, 70.87.120, 70.87.185 and chapter 70.87 RCW. 01-02-026, 296-96-01010, filed 12/22/00, effective 1/22/01.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-24-041, filed 11/30/07, effective 1/1/08)

WAC 296-96-01012   What are the permit fees for alterations to conveyances, material lifts, and hoists and how are they calculated?   Permit fees are based on the total cost of the equipment, materials and labor to perform the alteration. The following permit fees apply to the alteration of all conveyances and material lifts:

TOTAL COST OF ALTERATION FEE
$0 to and including $1,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . $((54.60)) 56.90
$1,001 to and including $5,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . $((81.90)) 85.40
$5,001 to and including $7,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . $((136.70)) 142.60
$7,001 to and including $10,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . $((164.10)) 171.20
$10,001 to and including $15,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . $((218.90)) 228.40
OVER $15,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . $((218.90)) 228.40
Each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof . . . . . . . . . . . . $((7.60)) 7.90

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW. 07-24-041, 296-96-01012, filed 11/30/07, effective 1/1/08. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.27, 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 07-11-128, 296-96-01012, filed 5/22/07, effective 6/30/07. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 06-10-066, 296-96-01012, filed 5/2/06, effective 6/30/06. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.27, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 05-12-032, 296-96-01012, filed 5/24/05, effective 6/30/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.350, 43.22.434, 43.22.480, 43.22.500, 18.27.040, 18.27.070, 18.27.075, 70.87.030, 19.28.041, 19.28.051, 19.28.101, 19.28.121, 19.28.161, 19.28.201, 19.28.211, 19.28.341, 2001 c 7, 2002 c 249, and chapters 19.28, 43.22, 18.27, and 70.87 RCW. 02-12-022, 296-96-01012, filed 5/28/02, effective 6/28/02.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-24-041, filed 11/30/07, effective 1/1/08)

WAC 296-96-01025   What is the permit fee for personnel and material hoists?   The fee for each personnel hoist or material hoist installation is . . . . . . . . . . . . $((218.90)) 228.40

See WAC 296-96-01035(2) for requirements for jumps.

Note: An operating certificate is also required for these types of conveyances.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW. 07-24-041, 296-96-01025, filed 11/30/07, effective 1/1/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.350, 43.22.434, 43.22.480, 43.22.500, 18.27.040, 18.27.070, 18.27.075, 70.87.030, 19.28.041, 19.28.051, 19.28.101, 19.28.121, 19.28.161, 19.28.201, 19.28.211, 19.28.341, 2001 c 7, 2002 c 249, and chapters 19.28, 43.22, 18.27, and 70.87 RCW. 02-12-022, 296-96-01025, filed 5/28/02, effective 6/28/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.87.020, 70.87.030, 70.87.034, 70.87.120, 70.87.185 and chapter 70.87 RCW. 01-02-026, 296-96-01025, filed 12/22/00, effective 1/22/01.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-24-041, filed 11/30/07, effective 1/1/08)

WAC 296-96-01027   Are initial installation permit fees refundable?   Your initial installation permit fees are refundable if the installation work has not been performed, minus a processing fee, unless your permits have expired. No refunds will be issued for expired permits. All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to the elevator section and must identify the specific permits and the reasons for which the refunds are requested.


The processing fee for each refund is . . . . . . . . . . . . $((32.70)) 34.10

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW. 07-24-041, 296-96-01027, filed 11/30/07, effective 1/1/08. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.27, 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 07-11-128, 296-96-01027, filed 5/22/07, effective 6/30/07. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 06-10-066, 296-96-01027, filed 5/2/06, effective 6/30/06. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.27, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 05-12-032, 296-96-01027, filed 5/24/05, effective 6/30/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.87.020, 70.87.030, 70.87.034, 70.87.120, 70.87.185, 70.87.190, 2002 c 98, 2003 c 143 and 2004 c 66. 04-12-047, 296-96-01027, filed 5/28/04, effective 6/30/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.350, 43.22.434, 43.22.480, 43.22.500, 18.27.040, 18.27.070, 18.27.075, 70.87.030, 19.28.041, 19.28.051, 19.28.101, 19.28.121, 19.28.161, 19.28.201, 19.28.211, 19.28.341, 2001 c 7, 2002 c 249, and chapters 19.28, 43.22, 18.27, and 70.87 RCW. 02-12-022, 296-96-01027, filed 5/28/02, effective 6/28/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.350, 43.22.434, 43.22.480, 43.22.500, 18.27.070, 18.27.075, 70.87.030, 19.28.041, 19.28.051, 19.28.101, 19.28.121, 19.28.161, 19.28.201, 19.28.211, 19.28.341, 2001 c 159, and chapters 43.22, 19.28, 18.27, and 70.87 RCW. 01-12-035, 296-96-01027, filed 5/29/01, effective 6/29/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.87.020, 70.87.030, 70.87.034, 70.87.120, 70.87.185 and chapter 70.87 RCW. 01-02-026, 296-96-01027, filed 12/22/00, effective 1/22/01.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-24-041, filed 11/30/07, effective 1/1/08)

WAC 296-96-01030   What is the process for installation and alteration plan approval?   Prior to the start of construction, the applicant must submit to the department for approval two copies of plans for new installations or major alterations. To be approved, the plan must comply with the latest adopted edition of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the National Electrical Code (NEC) and applicable Washington Administrative Codes (WAC). In addition, the plans must include all information necessary in determining whether each installation/alteration complies with all applicable codes. The permit holder must keep a copy of the approved plan on the job site until the department has witnessed all acceptance tests. Any alterations to the approved plan must be submitted to the department for approval before a final inspection will be conducted. The nonrefundable fees for reviewing your plans are:


For each installation/major alteration . . . . . . . . . . . . $((27.20)) 28.30

If more than two sets of plans are submitted, the fee for each additional set . . . . . . . . . . . . $((10.80)) 11.20

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW. 07-24-041, 296-96-01030, filed 11/30/07, effective 1/1/08. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.27, 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 07-11-128, 296-96-01030, filed 5/22/07, effective 6/30/07. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 06-10-066, 296-96-01030, filed 5/2/06, effective 6/30/06. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.27, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 05-12-032, 296-96-01030, filed 5/24/05, effective 6/30/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.350, 43.22.434, 43.22.480, 43.22.500, 70.87.030, 18.106.070, 18.106.125, 2001 c 7, and chapters 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 03-12-045, 296-96-01030, filed 5/30/03, effective 6/30/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.350, 43.22.434, 43.22.480, 43.22.500, 18.27.040, 18.27.070, 18.27.075, 70.87.030, 19.28.041, 19.28.051, 19.28.101, 19.28.121, 19.28.161, 19.28.201, 19.28.211, 19.28.341, 2001 c 7, 2002 c 249, and chapters 19.28, 43.22, 18.27, and 70.87 RCW. 02-12-022, 296-96-01030, filed 5/28/02, effective 6/28/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.350, 43.22.434, 43.22.480, 43.22.500, 18.27.070, 18.27.075, 70.87.030, 19.28.041, 19.28.051, 19.28.101, 19.28.121, 19.28.161, 19.28.201, 19.28.211, 19.28.341, 2001 c 159, and chapters 43.22, 19.28, 18.27, and 70.87 RCW. 01-12-035, 296-96-01030, filed 5/29/01, effective 6/29/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.87.020, 70.87.030, 70.87.034, 70.87.120, 70.87.185 and chapter 70.87 RCW. 01-02-026, 296-96-01030, filed 12/22/00, effective 1/22/01.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-24-041, filed 11/30/07, effective 1/1/08)

WAC 296-96-01035   Are there inspection fees?   Yes. The initial inspection(s) of a conveyance or for the initial inspection of construction, alteration or relocation of a conveyance is included with your permit fee. Once the department has approved the initial installation of the conveyance you will be issued a temporary operating certificate that is valid for 30 days. Prior to the expiration of the 30-day temporary operating certificate the application for an annual operating certificate and the appropriate fees must be paid to the department. Once the department has received the appropriate fees and application the owner will be issued the first annual operating certificate. The owner or owners' representative will receive an invoice from the department for renewal. The owner is required to renew the annual operating certificate yearly.

The following inspections require an additional inspection fee:

(1) Reinspection. If a conveyance does not pass an initial inspection and an additional inspection is required, the fee for each reinspection of a conveyance is $((109.40)) 114.10 per conveyance plus $((53.10)) 55.40 per hour for each hour in addition to the first hour.

The department may waive reinspection fees.

(2) Inspecting increases in the height (jumping) of personnel and material hoists.

The fee for inspecting an increase in the height (jumping) of each personnel hoist or material hoist is $((109.40)) 114.10 plus $((54.60)) 56.90 per hour for each hour in addition to 2 hours. This fee is for inspections occurring during regular working hours.

The permit holder may be allowed to operate a hoist prior to the jump inspection if:

(a) The electrical limits will not allow the lift to operate above the previously inspected landing.

(b) The state elevator inspector is contacted, agrees and can schedule within 3 days.

(3) Variance inspections.

(a) The fee for an on-site variance inspection is $((164.10)) 171.20 per conveyance plus $((54.60)) 56.90 per hour for each hour in addition to 2 hours. This fee is for inspections occurring during regular working hours.

(b) The fee for a variance that does not require an on-site inspection is $((54.60)) 56.90 per conveyance. The individual requesting the variance must provide the department with pictures, documentation, or other information necessary for the department to review the variance. The department may conduct an on-site variance inspection to verify the information provided or if it determines that an inspection is necessary. If an on-site variance inspection is performed, the fees in (a) of this subsection will apply.

(4) "Red tag" status fee. The annual fee for a conveyance in "Red tag" status is $((27.20)) 28.30.


Note: You must provide the department with written approval from the building official, indicating that the conveyance is not required for building occupancy, when you apply to have the conveyance placed in voluntary red tag status.

(5) Decommission inspection. The fee for performing a decommission inspection is $((54.60)) 56.90. Once the decommission inspection has been performed and approved, the conveyance will no longer require annual inspections until such time that the conveyance is brought back into service. Prior to operating the conveyance, a new inspection and annual operating permit must be obtained.

(6) Voluntary inspections by request. The owner or potential purchaser of a building within the department's jurisdiction may request a voluntary inspection of a conveyance. The fee for this inspection will be $((109.40)) 114.10 per conveyance and $((54.60)) 56.90 per hour for each hour in addition to 2 hours plus the standard per diem and mileage allowance granted to department inspectors. The owner/potential purchaser requesting the voluntary inspection will not be subject to any penalties based on the inspector's findings.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW. 07-24-041, 296-96-01035, filed 11/30/07, effective 1/1/08. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.27, 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 07-11-128, 296-96-01035, filed 5/22/07, effective 6/30/07. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 06-10-066, 296-96-01035, filed 5/2/06, effective 6/30/06. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.27, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 05-12-032, 296-96-01035, filed 5/24/05, effective 6/30/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.87.020, 70.87.030, 70.87.034, 70.87.120, 70.87.185, 70.87.190, 2002 c 98, 2003 c 143 and 2004 c 66. 04-12-047, 296-96-01035, filed 5/28/04, effective 6/30/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.350, 43.22.434, 43.22.480, 43.22.500, 18.27.040, 18.27.070, 18.27.075, 70.87.030, 19.28.041, 19.28.051, 19.28.101, 19.28.121, 19.28.161, 19.28.201, 19.28.211, 19.28.341, 2001 c 7, 2002 c 249, and chapters 19.28, 43.22, 18.27, and 70.87 RCW. 02-12-022, 296-96-01035, filed 5/28/02, effective 6/28/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.350, 43.22.434, 43.22.480, 43.22.500, 18.27.070, 18.27.075, 70.87.030, 19.28.041, 19.28.051, 19.28.101, 19.28.121, 19.28.161, 19.28.201, 19.28.211, 19.28.341, 2001 c 159, and chapters 43.22, 19.28, 18.27, and 70.87 RCW. 01-12-035, 296-96-01035, filed 5/29/01, effective 6/29/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.87.020, 70.87.030, 70.87.034, 70.87.120, 70.87.185 and chapter 70.87 RCW. 01-02-026, 296-96-01035, filed 12/22/00, effective 1/22/01.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-11-128, filed 5/22/07, effective 6/30/07)

WAC 296-96-01040   What is the fee for testing and inspecting regular elevators used as temporary elevators to provide transportation for construction personnel, tools, and materials only?   (1) The fee for the inspecting and testing of regular elevators used as temporary elevators is $((87.50)) 91.20, in addition to any other fees required in this chapter. This fee purchases a 30-day temporary use permit that may be renewed at the department's discretion.

(2) When this temporary use permit is purchased, a notice declaring that the equipment has not received final approval from the department must be conspicuously posted in the elevator.

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.27, 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 07-11-128, 296-96-01040, filed 5/22/07, effective 6/30/07. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 06-10-066, 296-96-01040, filed 5/2/06, effective 6/30/06. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.27, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 05-12-032, 296-96-01040, filed 5/24/05, effective 6/30/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.350, 43.22.434, 43.22.480, 43.22.500, 18.27.040, 18.27.070, 18.27.075, 70.87.030, 19.28.041, 19.28.051, 19.28.101, 19.28.121, 19.28.161, 19.28.201, 19.28.211, 19.28.341, 2001 c 7, 2002 c 249, and chapters 19.28, 43.22, 18.27, and 70.87 RCW. 02-12-022, 296-96-01040, filed 5/28/02, effective 6/28/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.350, 43.22.434, 43.22.480, 43.22.500, 18.27.070, 18.27.075, 70.87.030, 19.28.041, 19.28.051, 19.28.101, 19.28.121, 19.28.161, 19.28.201, 19.28.211, 19.28.341, 2001 c 159, and chapters 43.22, 19.28, 18.27, and 70.87 RCW. 01-12-035, 296-96-01040, filed 5/29/01, effective 6/29/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.87.020, 70.87.030, 70.87.034, 70.87.120, 70.87.185 and chapter 70.87 RCW. 01-02-026, 296-96-01040, filed 12/22/00, effective 1/22/01.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-24-041, filed 11/30/07, effective 1/1/08)

WAC 296-96-01045   What are the inspection requirements and fees for conveyances in private residences?   (1) Chapter 70.87 RCW requires the department to inspect all new, altered or relocated conveyances operated exclusively for single-family use in private residences. Prior to installation, a licensed elevator contractor must complete a permit application as described in WAC 296-96-01005 and pay the appropriate fee listed in WAC 296-96-01010.

(2) Chapter 70.87 RCW allows the department to inspect conveyances operated exclusively for single-family use in private residences when the department is investigating an accident or an alleged or apparent violation of the statute or these rules.

(3) No annual inspection and operating certificate is required for a private residence conveyance operated exclusively for single-family use unless the owner requests it. When an owner requests an inspection and an annual operating certificate, the following fee must be paid prior to an inspection:


TYPE OF CONVEYANCE FEE
Each inclined stairway chair lift in private residence . . . . . . . . . . . . $((25.50)) 26.60
Each inclined wheel chair lift in a private residence . . . . . . . . . . . . $((25.50)) 26.60
Each vertical wheel chair lift in a private residence . . . . . . . . . . . . $((32.20)) 33.50
Each dumbwaiter in a private residence . . . . . . . . . . . . $((25.50)) 26.60
Each inclined elevator at a private residence . . . . . . . . . . . . $((91.00)) 94.90
Each private residence elevator . . . . . . . . . . . . $((58.60)) 61.10
Duplication of a lost, damaged or stolen operating permit . . . . . . . . . . . . $((10.80)) 11.20

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW. 07-24-041, 296-96-01045, filed 11/30/07, effective 1/1/08. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.27, 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 07-11-128, 296-96-01045, filed 5/22/07, effective 6/30/07. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 06-10-066, 296-96-01045, filed 5/2/06, effective 6/30/06. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.27, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 05-12-032, 296-96-01045, filed 5/24/05, effective 6/30/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.350, 43.22.434, 43.22.480, 43.22.500, 18.27.040, 18.27.070, 18.27.075, 70.87.030, 19.28.041, 19.28.051, 19.28.101, 19.28.121, 19.28.161, 19.28.201, 19.28.211, 19.28.341, 2001 c 7, 2002 c 249, and chapters 19.28, 43.22, 18.27, and 70.87 RCW. 02-12-022, 296-96-01045, filed 5/28/02, effective 6/28/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.350, 43.22.434, 43.22.480, 43.22.500, 18.27.070, 18.27.075, 70.87.030, 19.28.041, 19.28.051, 19.28.101, 19.28.121, 19.28.161, 19.28.201, 19.28.211, 19.28.341, 2001 c 159, and chapters 43.22, 19.28, 18.27, and 70.87 RCW. 01-12-035, 296-96-01045, filed 5/29/01, effective 6/29/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.87.020, 70.87.030, 70.87.034, 70.87.120, 70.87.185 and chapter 70.87 RCW. 01-02-026, 296-96-01045, filed 12/22/00, effective 1/22/01.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-11-128, filed 5/22/07, effective 6/30/07)

WAC 296-96-01050   How do I get a supplemental inspection?   Any person, firm, corporation or governmental agency can request a supplemental inspection from the department by paying a fee of $((65.60)) 68.40 per hour (including travel time) plus the standard per diem and mileage allowance granted to department inspectors. This fee is for inspections occurring during regular working hours.

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.27, 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 07-11-128, 296-96-01050, filed 5/22/07, effective 6/30/07. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 06-10-066, 296-96-01050, filed 5/2/06, effective 6/30/06. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.27, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 05-12-032, 296-96-01050, filed 5/24/05, effective 6/30/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.350, 43.22.434, 43.22.480, 43.22.500, 70.87.030, 18.106.070, 18.106.125, 2001 c 7, and chapters 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 03-12-045, 296-96-01050, filed 5/30/03, effective 6/30/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.350, 43.22.434, 43.22.480, 43.22.500, 18.27.040, 18.27.070, 18.27.075, 70.87.030, 19.28.041, 19.28.051, 19.28.101, 19.28.121, 19.28.161, 19.28.201, 19.28.211, 19.28.341, 2001 c 7, 2002 c 249, and chapters 19.28, 43.22, 18.27, and 70.87 RCW. 02-12-022, 296-96-01050, filed 5/28/02, effective 6/28/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.350, 43.22.434, 43.22.480, 43.22.500, 18.27.070, 18.27.075, 70.87.030, 19.28.041, 19.28.051, 19.28.101, 19.28.121, 19.28.161, 19.28.201, 19.28.211, 19.28.341, 2001 c 159, and chapters 43.22, 19.28, 18.27, and 70.87 RCW. 01-12-035, 296-96-01050, filed 5/29/01, effective 6/29/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.87.020, 70.87.030, 70.87.034, 70.87.120, 70.87.185 and chapter 70.87 RCW. 01-02-026, 296-96-01050, filed 12/22/00, effective 1/22/01.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-11-128, filed 5/22/07, effective 6/30/07)

WAC 296-96-01055   Are technical services available and what is the fee?   You may request elevator field technical services from the department by paying a fee of $((65.60)) 68.40 per hour (including travel time) plus the standard per diem and mileage allowance granted to department inspectors. These field technical services may include code evaluation, code consultation, plan examination, code interpretation and clarification of technical data relating to the application of the department's conveyance rules. Field technical services do not include inspections.

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.27, 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 07-11-128, 296-96-01055, filed 5/22/07, effective 6/30/07. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 06-10-066, 296-96-01055, filed 5/2/06, effective 6/30/06. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.27, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 05-12-032, 296-96-01055, filed 5/24/05, effective 6/30/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.350, 43.22.434, 43.22.480, 43.22.500, 70.87.030, 18.106.070, 18.106.125, 2001 c 7, and chapters 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 03-12-045, 296-96-01055, filed 5/30/03, effective 6/30/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.350, 43.22.434, 43.22.480, 43.22.500, 18.27.040, 18.27.070, 18.27.075, 70.87.030, 19.28.041, 19.28.051, 19.28.101, 19.28.121, 19.28.161, 19.28.201, 19.28.211, 19.28.341, 2001 c 7, 2002 c 249, and chapters 19.28, 43.22, 18.27, and 70.87 RCW. 02-12-022, 296-96-01055, filed 5/28/02, effective 6/28/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.350, 43.22.434, 43.22.480, 43.22.500, 18.27.070, 18.27.075, 70.87.030, 19.28.041, 19.28.051, 19.28.101, 19.28.121, 19.28.161, 19.28.201, 19.28.211, 19.28.341, 2001 c 159, and chapters 43.22, 19.28, 18.27, and 70.87 RCW. 01-12-035, 296-96-01055, filed 5/29/01, effective 6/29/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.87.020, 70.87.030, 70.87.034, 70.87.120, 70.87.185 and chapter 70.87 RCW. 01-02-026, 296-96-01055, filed 12/22/00, effective 1/22/01.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-24-041, filed 11/30/07, effective 1/1/08)

WAC 296-96-01057   Does the department charge a fee to perform investigations and what is the fee?   An elevator inspector may charge at a rate of $((65.50)) 68.40 per hour (including travel time) plus the standard per diem and mileage allowance granted to department inspectors. These services shall include accident investigation relating to any and all accidents. This fee would include an inspection as required during the accident investigation.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW. 07-24-041, 296-96-01057, filed 11/30/07, effective 1/1/08.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-11-128, filed 5/22/07, effective 6/30/07)

WAC 296-96-01060   Can I request an after hours inspection and what is the fee?   You may request an inspection outside of normal business hours, which are 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., if an inspector is available and the inspection is authorized by the department. The minimum fee for an after-hours inspection is $((81.90)) 85.40 and $((81.90)) 85.40 per hour for each hour in addition to the first hour plus the standard per diem and mileage allowance granted to department inspectors. This fee is in addition to any other fees required for your project.

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.27, 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 07-11-128, 296-96-01060, filed 5/22/07, effective 6/30/07. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 06-10-066, 296-96-01060, filed 5/2/06, effective 6/30/06. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.27, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 05-12-032, 296-96-01060, filed 5/24/05, effective 6/30/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.350, 43.22.434, 43.22.480, 43.22.500, 18.27.040, 18.27.070, 18.27.075, 70.87.030, 19.28.041, 19.28.051, 19.28.101, 19.28.121, 19.28.161, 19.28.201, 19.28.211, 19.28.341, 2001 c 7, 2002 c 249, and chapters 19.28, 43.22, 18.27, and 70.87 RCW. 02-12-022, 296-96-01060, filed 5/28/02, effective 6/28/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.350, 43.22.434, 43.22.480, 43.22.500, 18.27.070, 18.27.075, 70.87.030, 19.28.041, 19.28.051, 19.28.101, 19.28.121, 19.28.161, 19.28.201, 19.28.211, 19.28.341, 2001 c 159, and chapters 43.22, 19.28, 18.27, and 70.87 RCW. 01-12-035, 296-96-01060, filed 5/29/01, effective 6/29/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.87.020, 70.87.030, 70.87.034, 70.87.120, 70.87.185 and chapter 70.87 RCW. 01-02-026, 296-96-01060, filed 12/22/00, effective 1/22/01.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-24-041, filed 11/30/07, effective 1/1/08)

WAC 296-96-01065   What are the annual operating certificate fees?   An annual operating certificate will be issued to you upon payment of the appropriate fee. The owner of record will be invoiced by the department. If a change of owner has occurred, it is the new owner's responsibility to ensure the department has the corrected information. Below is the fee structure table:

TYPE OF CONVEYANCE FEE
Each hydraulic elevator . . . . . . . . . . . . $((109.40)) 114.10
Each roped-hydraulic elevator . . . . . . . . . . . . $((136.70)) 142.60
plus for each hoistway opening in excess of two . . . . . . . . . . . . $((10.80)) 11.20
Each cable elevator . . . . . . . . . . . . $((136.70)) 142.60
plus for each hoistway opening in excess of two . . . . . . . . . . . . $((10.80)) 11.20
Each cable elevator traveling more than 25 feet without an opening--for each 25 foot traveled . . . . . . . . . . . . $((10.80)) 11.20
Each limited-use/limited-application

(--LULA) elevator . . . . . . . . . . . .

$((109.40)) 114.10
Each escalator . . . . . . . . . . . . $((90.90)) 94.80
Each dumbwaiter in other than a private residence . . . . . . . . . . . . $((58.60)) 61.10
Each material lift . . . . . . . . . . . . $((109.40)) 114.10
Each incline elevator in other than a private residence . . . . . . . . . . . . $((117.60)) 122.70
Each belt manlift . . . . . . . . . . . . $((109.40)) 114.10
Each stair lift in other than a private residence . . . . . . . . . . . . $((58.60)) 61.10
Each wheel chair lift in other than a private residence . . . . . . . . . . . . $((58.60)) 61.10
Each personnel hoist . . . . . . . . . . . . $((109.40)) 114.10
Each grain elevator personnel lift . . . . . . . . . . . . $((90.90)) 94.80
Each material hoist . . . . . . . . . . . . $((109.40)) 114.10
Each special purpose elevator . . . . . . . . . . . . $((109.40)) 114.10
Each private residence elevator installed in other than a private residence . . . . . . . . . . . . $((109.40)) 114.10
Each casket lift . . . . . . . . . . . . $((90.90)) 94.80
Each sidewalk freight elevator . . . . . . . . . . . . $((90.90)) 94.80
Each hand-powered manlift or freight

elevator . . . . . . . . . . . .

$((61.60)) 64.20
Each boat launching elevator . . . . . . . . . . . . $((90.90)) 94.80
Each auto parking elevator . . . . . . . . . . . . $((90.90)) 94.80
Each moving walk . . . . . . . . . . . . $((90.90)) 94.80
Duplication of a damaged, lost or stolen operating permit . . . . . . . . . . . . $((10.80)) 11.20

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW. 07-24-041, 296-96-01065, filed 11/30/07, effective 1/1/08. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.27, 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 07-11-128, 296-96-01065, filed 5/22/07, effective 6/30/07. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 06-10-066, 296-96-01065, filed 5/2/06, effective 6/30/06. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.27, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 05-12-032, 296-96-01065, filed 5/24/05, effective 6/30/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.350, 43.22.434, 43.22.480, 43.22.500, 18.27.040, 18.27.070, 18.27.075, 70.87.030, 19.28.041, 19.28.051, 19.28.101, 19.28.121, 19.28.161, 19.28.201, 19.28.211, 19.28.341, 2001 c 7, 2002 c 249, and chapters 19.28, 43.22, 18.27, and 70.87 RCW. 02-12-022, 296-96-01065, filed 5/28/02, effective 6/28/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.350, 43.22.434, 43.22.480, 43.22.500, 18.27.070, 18.27.075, 70.87.030, 19.28.041, 19.28.051, 19.28.101, 19.28.121, 19.28.161, 19.28.201, 19.28.211, 19.28.341, 2001 c 159, and chapters 43.22, 19.28, 18.27, and 70.87 RCW. 01-12-035, 296-96-01065, filed 5/29/01, effective 6/29/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.87.020, 70.87.030, 70.87.034, 70.87.120, 70.87.185 and chapter 70.87 RCW. 01-02-026, 296-96-01065, filed 12/22/00, effective 1/22/01.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-24-041, filed 11/30/07, effective 1/1/08)

WAC 296-96-01070   What are the civil (monetary) penalties for violating the conveyance permit and operation requirements of chapter 70.87 RCW and this chapter?   (1) Any licensee, installer, owner or operator of a conveyance who violates a provision of chapter 70.87 RCW or this chapter shall be subject to the following civil penalties:


(a) Operation of a conveyance without a permit:
First violation . . . . . . . . . . . . $((164.10)) 171.20
Second violation . . . . . . . . . . . . $((328.40)) 342.60
Each additional violation . . . . . . . . . . . . $500.00
(b) Installation of a conveyance without a permit:
First violation . . . . . . . . . . . . $((164.10)) 171.20
Second violation . . . . . . . . . . . . $((328.40)) 342.60
Each additional violation . . . . . . . . . . . . $500.00
(c) Relocation of a conveyance without a permit:
First violation . . . . . . . . . . . . $((164.10)) 171.20
Second violation . . . . . . . . . . . . $((328.40)) 342.60
Each additional violation . . . . . . . . . . . . $500.00
(d) Alteration of a conveyance without a permit:
First violation . . . . . . . . . . . . $((164.10)) 171.20
Second violation . . . . . . . . . . . . $((328.40)) 342.60
Each additional violation . . . . . . . . . . . . $500.00
(e) (i) Operation of a conveyance for which the department has issued a red tag or has revoked or suspended an operating permit or operation of a decommissioned elevator . . . . . . . . . . . . $500.00
(ii) Removal of a red tag from a conveyance . . . . . . . . . . . . $500.00
(f) Failure to comply with a correction notice:
After 90 days . . . . . . . . . . . . $((109.40)) 114.10
After 180 days . . . . . . . . . . . . $((273.60)) 285.40
After 270 days . . . . . . . . . . . . $((438.00)) 457.00
After 360 days . . . . . . . . . . . . $500.00
Each 30 days after 360 days . . . . . . . . . . . . $500.00
Note: Penalties are cumulative
(g) Failure to submit official written notification that all corrections have been completed:
After 90 days . . . . . . . . . . . . $((109.40)) 114.10
After 180 days . . . . . . . . . . . . $((273.60)) 285.40
After 270 days . . . . . . . . . . . . $((438.00)) 457.00
After 360 days . . . . . . . . . . . . $500.00
Each 30 days after 360 days . . . . . . . . . . . . $500.00
Note: Penalties are cumulative
(h) Failure to notify the department of each accident to a person requiring the services of a physician or resulting in a disability exceeding one day may result in a $500.00 penalty per day. The conveyance must be removed from service until the department authorizes the operation of the conveyance. This may require an inspection and the applicable fees will be applied. Failure to remove the conveyance from service may result in an additional $500.00 penalty per day. $500.00 Plus WAC 296-96-

01057

(i) Falsifying official written documentation submitted to the department. Each day is a separate violation. $500.00

(2) A violation as described in subsection (1)(a), (b), (c), and (d) of this section will be a "second" or "additional" violation only if it occurs within one year of the first violation.

(3) The department must serve notice by certified mail to an installer, licensee, owner, or operator for a violation of chapter 70.87 RCW, or this chapter.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.87 RCW. 07-24-041, 296-96-01070, filed 11/30/07, effective 1/1/08. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.27, 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 07-11-128, 296-96-01070, filed 5/22/07, effective 6/30/07. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 06-10-066, 296-96-01070, filed 5/2/06, effective 6/30/06. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.27, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 05-12-032, 296-96-01070, filed 5/24/05, effective 6/30/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.87.020, 70.87.030, 70.87.034, 70.87.120, 70.87.185, 70.87.190, 2002 c 98, 2003 c 143 and 2004 c 66. 04-12-047, 296-96-01070, filed 5/28/04, effective 6/30/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.87.020, 70.87.030, 70.87.034, 70.87.120, 70.87.185 and chapter 70.87 RCW. 01-02-026, 296-96-01070, filed 12/22/00, effective 1/22/01.]

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