WSR 05-12-029

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed May 24, 2005, 9:14 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-62 WAC, Part Q, Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is proposing to rewrite the requirements related to using hazardous chemicals in laboratories. Our intent is to identify unnecessary requirements and outdated terminology, integrate necessary policies and requirements, and rewrite and reorganize the rule for clarity.

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: Negotiated rule making.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Kimberly Johnson, 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.

May 24, 2005

Judy Schurke

for Gary K. Weeks

Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office