WSR 00-10-116




[ Filed May 3, 2000, 11:51 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-46 WAC, Safety standards -- Installing electric wires and equipment -- Administrative; chapter 296-401A WAC, Certification of competency for journeyman electricians; and chapter 296-403 WAC, Amusement rides or structures.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 19.28.060, 67.42.050, and 2SSB 5802 (chapter 238, Laws of 2000).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The purpose of this rule is to:

Establish a new regulatory framework for telecommunications as a result of legislation that passed the legislature this session and was signed into law (2SSB 5802);
Permanently adopt the HVAC/refrigeration emergency amendments of March 1, 2000;
Apply clear rule writing principles to the rules;
Make clarifying and housekeeping changes;
Address current policies relating to low voltage exemptions, automatic door openers, traffic signal and roadway illumination systems, and additional scope of work interpretations of electrical specialties - incorporate and/or eliminate these policies as directed by the Governor's Executive Order (97-02) on Regulatory Improvement; and
Make several other amendments, including changes to the carnival rules.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: This subject is solely regulated by the Department of Labor and Industries. No other state or federal agencies are involved.

Process for Developing New Rule: Parties interested in the formulation of these rules for proposal may contact the individuals listed below.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Josh Swanson, phone (360) 902-6411, fax (360) 902-5292, e-mail, Department of Labor and Industries, Speciality Compliance Services Division, P.O. Box 44400, Olympia, WA 98504-4400.

May 3, 2000

Gary Moore


Washington State Code Reviser's Office