PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-24 WAC, General safety and health standards; chapter 296-32 WAC, Safety standards for telecommunications; chapter 296-36 WAC, Safety standards for compressed air work; chapter 296-45 WAC, Safety standards for electrical work; chapter 296-54 WAC, Safety standards for logging operations; chapter 296-56 WAC, Safety standards for longshore, stevedore and related waterfront operations; chapter 296-62 WAC, General occupational health standards; chapter 296-78 WAC, Safety standards for sawmills and woodworking operations; chapter 296-155 WAC, Safety standards for construction work; chapter 296-307 WAC, Safety standards for agriculture, chapter 296-350 WAC, WISHA administrative rules; and chapter 296-800 WAC, Safety and health core rules.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, [49.17].050.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The purpose of this rule making is to make clarifying and housekeeping changes as a result of the safety and health core rules that will be adopted on May 9, 2001; and incorporate the updated rules from the safety and health core rules into the agriculture standard, chapter 296-307 WAC.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: This subject is regulated by the Department of Labor and Industries and no other state or federal agencies (other than OSHA) were involved in this rule-making project.
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 Cindy Ireland, Department of Labor and Industries, WISHA Services Division, P.O. Box 44635, Olympia, WA 98504-4635, phone (360) 902-5522, fax (360) 902-5529, e-mail email@example.com.
April 18, 2001