WSR 02-12-167




[ Filed July 23, 2002, 3:17 p.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: Practice and procedure -- Electrical board (chapter 296-13 WAC); Safety standards -- Installing electric wires and equipment -- Administrative rules (chapter 296-46A WAC); Certification of competency for journeyman electricians (chapter 296-401B WAC); and Electrical evaluation/certification laboratory accreditation (chapter 296-402A WAC).

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 19.28 RCW and chapter 249, Laws of 2002 (ESB 6630).

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

•     Implement changes resulting from legislation enacted in 2002;

•     Combine all of these rules into a single chapter of the Washington Administrative Code;

•     Adopt the latest edition of the National Electrical Code; and

•     Make substantive, clarifying, and housekeeping changes to these rules.

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

     Process for Developing New Rule: An advisory committee and the state Electrical Board (as established by RCW 19.28.311) will be utilized in the development of these rules. Other interested parties and the public may also participate 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 Josh Swanson, Department of Labor and Industries, Specialty Compliance Services Division, P.O. Box 44400, Olympia, WA 98504-4400, phone (360) 902-6411, fax (360) 902-5292, e-mail

July 22, 2002

Gary Moore


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