WSR 01-03-070

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed January 15, 2001, 11:27 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Factory assembled structures' rules (chapters 296-150C, 296-150F, 296-150M, 296-150P, 296-150R, 296-150T, and 296-150V WAC.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.22.340, 43.22.350, 43.22.355, 43.22.360, 43.22.400, 43.22.432, 43.22.434, 43.22.480, and 43.22.485.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The purpose of this project is to adopt the most recent state building codes and other nationally recognized codes and standards; make clarifying and housekeeping changes; and incorporate necessary policy into rule as directed by the Governor's Executive Order 97-02 on regulatory improvement.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: This subject is regulated by the Department of Labor and Industries and no other state or federal agencies were involved in this rule-making project.

Process for Developing New Rule: Parties interested in the formulation of these rules for proposal may contact the individuals listed below. The public may also participate by commenting after amendments are proposed 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 Josh 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 swaj235@lni.wa.gov.

January 15, 2001

Gary Moore

Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office