WSR 00-10-002

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

BOARD OF BOILER RULES


[ Filed April 20, 2000, 12:49 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Boilers and unfired pressure vessels law, WAC 296-104-010, 296-104-102, 296-104-180 - 296-104-249, 296-104-265, 296-104-502, 296-104-700, and 296-104-701.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 70.79.030 and 70.79.040.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To comply with actions taken by the Board of Boiler Rules to clarify and update current rules using clear rule writing.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Board of Boiler Rules study of existing rules for consistency with nationally accepted codes and standards, clarification, and clear rule writing incorporating suggestions and comments from stakeholders.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Dick Barkdoll, Chief Boiler Inspector, Secretary to the Board of Boiler Rules, P.O. Box 44410, Olympia, WA 98504-4410, (360) 902-5270, fax (360) 902-5272. Board of Boiler Rules regular meeting, May 16, 2000, at 10:00 a.m., Labor and Industries Building, 7273 Linderson Way S.W., Tumwater. Public Hearing, September 19, 2000, 10:00 a.m., Labor and Industries Building, 7273 Linderson Way S.W., Tumwater.

April 20, 2000

Frank Sanchez

Chair

Washington State Code Reviser's Office