WSR 14-12-075
[Filed June 3, 2014, 9:01 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Apprenticeship rules, WAC 296-05-007 Rules of procedure and 296-05-321 Apprenticeship agreement—Cancellation.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 49.04 RCW and RCW 19.285.040.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The apprenticeship system in this state is authorized under the federal system of apprenticeship, specifically 29 C.F.R. Part 29 and 30. The apprenticeship program needs to proceed with rule making in response to the need for continued federal recognition of our state system of apprenticeship. The United States Department of Labor recently informed the department that there were a couple of areas the department needs to correct in order to be in full compliance with federal regulations. The department is proposing language to mitigate the concerns of the United States Department of Labor.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The United States Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship, Employer and Labor Services, which has federal apprenticeship oversight responsibility, will be provided a copy of the proposed rules.
Process for Developing New Rule: Interested parties may participate in the decision to adopt the new rules and formulation of the rules before publication by contacting the individual below. The public may also participate, after amendments are proposed by providing written comments and/or testimony during the public hearing and comment period.
For more information on this rule making, visit L&I's laws and rules web site at or contact the individual below.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Beverly Clark, Department of Labor and Industries, Fraud Prevention and Labor Standards Division, P.O. Box 44400, Olympia, WA 98504-4400, phone (360) 902-6272, fax (360) 902-5292, e-mail
June 3, 2014
Joel Sacks