PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
[Filed January 22, 2019, 1:32 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amendments under consideration to the boiler rules, specifically WAC 296-104-010 Administration—What are the definitions of terms used in this chapter?, 296-104-040 Administration—When should inspectors submit inspection reports and on what forms?, and 296-104-700 What are the inspection fees—Examination fees—Certificate fees—Expenses?
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 70.79
RCW, Boilers and unfired pressure vessels.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The board of boiler rules and department of labor and industries is considering amending the boiler rules. The amendments under consideration:
|•||Amend the definition of "places of public assembly or assembly hall" to clarify the meaning of assisted living facility as seven or more residents.|
|•||Amend language to require inspectors to submit reports of inspections of boilers and unfired pressure vessels directly into the state's electronic inspection reporting system or pay applicable processing fees to the department for processing of the reports.|
|•||Establish a new fee for processing of reports of inspections by the department.|
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: There are no other federal and/or state agencies regulating this subject that requires coordination of the rules.
Process for Developing New Rule: The board of boiler rules reviews and approves all rule changes. Interested parties can participate in the adoption process for the new rules and formulation of the proposed rules before publication by contacting the individual listed below. The public can also participate, 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, P.O. Box 44400, Olympia, WA 98504-4400, phone 360-902-6244, fax 360-902-5292, email Alicia.Curry@Lni.wa.gov, web site www.lni.wa.gov.
January 22, 2019
Terry Chapin, Chair
Board of Boiler Rules