PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-46B WAC, Electrical safety standards, administration, and installation.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 19.28 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The purpose of this rule making is to amend language in chapter 296-46B WAC, pertaining to scope of work requirements for generator load bank testing and preventative maintenance. This rule making will amend the 07-scope of work requirements for electrical licensing to allow 07-level maintenance specialty electricians the ability to perform installation and removal of new electrical cabling between a temporary load bank and facility generators. Currently, the law requires this type of work to be performed by a 01-general electrical contractor, using 01-general journey level electricians.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: 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 Alicia Curry, Department of Labor and Industries, Field Services and Public Safety Division, P.O. Box 44400, Olympia, WA 98504-4400, phone (360) 902-6244, fax (360) 902-5292, e-mail Alicia.Curry@Lni.wa.gov.
May 21, 2013