WSR 13-17-102
[Filed August 21, 2013, 9:21 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-96 WAC, Safety regulations and fees for all elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators and other conveyances.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 70.87 RCW and chapter 4, Laws of 2013 (3ESSB 5034).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The elevator program was given the authority by 3ESSB 5034, which passed the legislature in 2013, to increase the elevator fees by 13.1 percent. The Legislature gave the elevator program an additional six new FTEs as requested by the department. The elevator program's budget and projected revenue were evaluated and the 13.1 percent fee increase was necessary to support the program's expenditures.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Parties interested in these rules may contact the individual listed below. The public may also participate by commenting after amendments are proposed by providing written comments and/or testimony during the public hearing and comment process. Public hearings will be held after the proposal is filed.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Alicia Curry, Department of Labor and Industries, Field Services and Public Safety Division, P.O. Box 44400, Olympia, WA 98504-4400, phone (360) 902-6244, fax (360) 902-5292, e-mail
August 21, 2013
Joel Sacks