LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
[Filed April 7, 1997, 11:06 a.m.]
We request chapter 296-306A WAC, Safety standards for agriculture, be
recodified as chapter 296-307 WAC. It is our understanding that we can
recodify our chapter without the requirement of a public hearing, based
on our conversation with Lynda Ostrom on March 24, 1997.
In November 1996 we repealed chapter 296-306 WAC and replaced it with chapter 296-306A WAC. At the time we were confident that this change would not present any computer-system related problems. After adopting chapter 296-306A WAC, we discovered that our IMIS system, which creates safety and health citations, cannot accept a four-digit chapter number. Therefore, we must request the recodification to chapter 296-307 WAC.