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 boiler program reviews their rules for additions and revisions on a regular basis to ensure the rules are consistent with the national consensus standards and industry practice. Due to the rule making moratorium the program did not adopt rules in 2011 and 2012 and did not update any of the national boiler safety standards used to regulate the boiler industry.
The board of boiler rules will proceed with rule making:
|•||Review the current edition of the national safety standards for boiler and pressure vessels.|
|•||Consider amendments that are beneficial to or requested and supported by the regulated entities or small businesses they affect.|
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.
December 4, 2012
Robert Olson, Chair
Board of Boiler Rules