PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
[Filed March 5, 2019, 11:36 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-150F WAC, Factory built housing and commercial structures.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 43.22
RCW, Department of labor and industries.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department of labor and industries factory-assembled structures program is considering changes to existing rules in chapter 296-150F WAC. The changes include allowing for inspection and approval of manufactured panelized building components prior to the panels shipping to a building site in Washington state, where they would be erected into a building. This change has been requested by some manufacturers of panelized construction that want to ship wall, floor and roof panels with concealed construction to the building site.
The program is also performing a review of the existing rules to consider updates, clarification, housekeeping, and other changes.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt 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, email Alicia.Curry@Lni.wa.gov, web site www.lni.wa.gov.
March 5, 2019