WSR 12-16-063

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed July 31, 2012, 9:06 a.m. , effective September 1, 2012 ]


Effective Date of Rule: September 1, 2012.

Purpose: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently adopted changes to the acetylene standard, effective March 5, 2012. This rule making addresses the change to WAC 296-24-31001 Cylinders (acetylene). This rule making updates the reference to a Compressed Gas Association standard in the existing acetylene standard by removing CGA G-1-2003 and replacing it with CGA G-1-2009. This rule making ensures that employers have the latest safety requirements for managing acetylene.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 296-24-31001 Cylinders.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060.

Other Authority: Chapter 49.17 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 12-09-059 on April 17, 2012.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: July 31, 2012.

Judy Schurke

Director

OTS-4678.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 10-09-089, filed 4/20/10, effective 7/1/10)

WAC 296-24-31001   Cylinders.   Employers must ensure that the in-plant transfer, handling, storage, and use of acetylene in cylinders comply with the provisions of CGA Pamphlet ((G-1-2003)) G-1-2009 (Acetylene) (Compressed Gas Association, Inc., ((11th)) 12th ed., ((2003)) 2009).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. 10-09-089, 296-24-31001, filed 4/20/10, effective 7/1/10; Order 73-5, 296-24-31001, filed 5/9/73 and Order 73-4, 296-24-31001, filed 5/7/73.]

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