PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
[Filed August 20, 2019, 10:32 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Changes under consideration to the factory assembled structures (FAS) rules in chapter 296-150I WAC, Manufactured home installer training and certification program, and chapter 296-150M WAC, Manufactured homes.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 43.22
RCW, Department of labor and industries and chapter 43.22A
RCW, Mobile and manufactured home installation.
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 FAS rules for manufactured homes and the manufactured home installer training and certification program.
The purpose of this rule making is to update existing rules to comply with United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations. In 2017, HUD reviewed the FAS rules and standards for manufactured housing installations to ensure the program's compliance with HUD regulations. This rule making addresses HUD's findings that require revisions to rules for L&I to meets [meet] its contractual obligations and be fully compliant. The changes under consideration include:
|•||Certified installers must approve the installation of new manufactured homes installed by homeowners;|
|•||Certified installers must verify and acknowledge site preparations for new manufactured homes;|
|•||Replacing the ANSI A225.1 standard with the HUD Model Installation Standards; and|
|•||Contractors and certified installers must obtain factory approval for alterations to new manufactured homes.|
Additionally, the program is reviewing all rules in chapter 296-150I WAC for updates, clarity, and housekeeping 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, Field Services and Public Safety Division, L&I, 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.
August 20, 2019