PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
[Filed July 2, 2019, 11:12 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Changes under consideration to the factory assembled structures (FAS) rules in 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 (L&I) is considering changes to the FAS rules in chapter 296-150F WAC. The changes under consideration would:
|•||Implement new legislation that passed the legislature in 2019. This includes:|
|o||E3SHB 1257 (chapter 285, Laws of 2019) concerning energy efficiency;|
|o||HB 1486 (chapter 165, Laws of 2019) concerning delegation of inspection duties for factory built housing and commercial structures; and|
|o||ESSB 5383 (chapter 352, Laws of 2019) concerning tiny houses.|
|•||Allow manufactured building panels to be inspected and approved before shipment to a construction site in Washington. 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.|
Additionally, L&I is reviewing 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 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, L&I, P.O. Box 44400, Olympia, WA 98504-4400, phone 360-902-6244, email Alicia.Curry@Lni.wa.gov, web site www.Lni.wa.gov.
July 2, 2019