WSR 00-04-075

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed February 1, 2000, 11:12 a.m. ]

Continuance of WSR [99-23-067].

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 98-24-093.

Title of Rule: Ergonomics.

Purpose: This continuance is needed to extend the written comment period deadline from February 14, 2000, to February 24, 2000. This will allow additional time for public input to the proposed ergonomics rule.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, [49.17].050.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 49.17 RCW.

Summary: The written comment period is being extended to allow greater time for public comment on the proposed ergonomics rule. The comment period is being extended from February 14, 2000, to February 24, 2000.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Tracy Spencer, Tumwater, (360) 902-5530; Implementation and Enforcement: Michael A. Silverstein, Tumwater, (360) 902-5495.

Name of Proponent: Department of Labor and Industries, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Submit Written Comments to: Jennie Hays, Project Manager, WISHA Services Division, P.O. Box 44620, Olympia, WA 98504-4620, by 5:00 p.m. on February 24, 2000. In addition to written comments, the department will accept comments submitted to fax (360) 902-5529 or by e-mail at ergorule@lni.wa.gov. Comments submitted by fax must be ten pages or less.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 1, 2000.

January 31, 2000

Gary Moore

Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office