WSR 02-09-091

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed April 17, 2002, 10:34 a.m. ]

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

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: Currently, cranes, derricks and rigging requirements exist in both chapters 296-24 and 296-155 WAC. The department is proposing to combine these crane requirements, incorporating both existing chapters and related ANSIs. Our intent is to identify unnecessary requirements and outdated terminology, integrate necessary policies and requirements, rewrite and reorganize for clarity, and make one general cranes, derricks and rigging rule.

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: The department is rewriting the rules relating to cranes, derricks and rigging for clarity and ease of use. The new rules will be at-least-as-effective-as OSHA. Parties interested in the formulation of these rules for proposal may contact the individual 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 Kimberly Rhoads, Project Manager, Department of Labor and Industries, WISHA Services Division, P.O. Box 44620, Olympia, WA 98504-4620, phone (360) 902-5008, fax (360) 902-5529.

April 17, 2002

Gary Moore

Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office