WSR 00-10-046

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed April 26, 2000, 10:19 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-24 WAC, General safety and health standards: Part E, Hazardous Materials, Flammable and Combustible Liquids, Spray Finishing, Dip Tanks; chapter 296-62 WAC, General occupational health standards: Part L, Atmospheres, Ventilation, Emergency Washing; and chapter 296-307 WAC, Safety standards for agriculture: Part U-3 -- Other hazardous materials (specifically WAC 296-307-450).

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: Introduce OSHA clearly written rules, with no change in requirements, pertaining to dip and coating tank operations.

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) are known that regulate this subject.

Process for Developing New Rule: Questions, suggestions or comments should be addressed to the project manager, identified below. All interested parties may provide written comments, or 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 Jim Hughes, Project Manager, phone (360) 902-4504, fax (360) 902-5529, Department of Labor and Industries, WISHA Services Division, P.O. Box 44620, Olympia, WA 98504-4620.

April 26, 2000

Gary Moore

Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office