WSR 00-05-057

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed February 15, 2000, 10:28 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-155 WAC, Safety standards for construction work and chapter 296-24 WAC, General safety and health standards.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The Department of Labor and Industries is proposing to review requirements for temporary heating devices (commonly known as salamanders), with the intent of revising language to reflect current technology, rewriting for clarity, and updating requirements.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: No other state or federal agencies (other than OSHA) regulate this subject.

Process for Developing New Rule: Parties interested in the formulation of these rules for proposal may contact the individuals listed below. The public may also participate by commenting after amendments are proposed by providing written comments or giving oral testimony during the public hearing process.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Michael McCauley, Project Manager, Department of Labor and Industries, WISHA Services Division, P.O. Box 44620, Olympia, WA 98504-4620, phone (360) 902-5779, fax (360) 902-5529.

February 15, 2000

Gary Moore

Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office