PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 296-46B-900 Electrical work and permits and fees, 296-46B-905 Inspection, 296-46B-915 Civil penalty schedule, 296-46B-925 Electrical/telecommunications contractor's license, and 296-46B-970 Continuing education. General requirements - continuing education classes requirements for administrator, master electrician, and electrician renewal.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 19.28 RCW, Electricians and electrical installations.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The purpose of this rule making is to:
• Create a provisional electrical permit to allow electrical contractors some flexibility with permitting when doing service work. This provision will allow a simpler method for an electrical contractor to be compliant with the requirements for permitting electrical work when the scope of the work is unknown when the service worker is dispatched to the jobsite.
• Upon direction by the Electrical Board, this will clarify the definition of an independent power producer by placing the department's Electrical Board approved policy into rule.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: The state Electrical Board will be used to develop 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 Christine 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 6, 2004