WSR 05-12-113

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed May 31, 2005, 10:40 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Industrial insurance, chapter 296-14 WAC.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 51.04.010, 51.04.020, 51.36.020(7), and chapter 411, Laws of 2005 (EHB 2185).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To implement the provisions of EHB 2185, the proposed rules would establish guidelines and processes for providing residence modification assistance to workers who have sustained catastrophic injury.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: No other federal or state agencies regulate this subject.

Process for Developing New Rule: Labor and industries will share the proposal with stakeholders and other interested parties, including the Workers' Compensation Advisory Committee members. Parties interested in receiving a copy of the proposal may contact the person listed below. The public may also participate by providing written comments during the comment period or giving oral testimony at public hearings.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Department of Labor and Industries, Valerie Grimm, P.O. Box 44208, Olympia, WA 98504-4208, phone (360) 902-4583, fax (360) 902-4960, colb235@lni.wa.gov.

May 31, 2005

Gary Weeks

Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office