WSR 02-04-105

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed February 6, 2002, 9:36 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Review the current fees that exist in the Board of Boiler Rules (chapter 296-104 WAC) for possible increases.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 70.79 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: A 2.79% fee increase, which is the Office of Financial Management's maximum allowable fiscal growth rate factor for fiscal year 2002, may be necessary to help offset inflation and to maintain the operational effectiveness of the boiler program.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: The Board of Boiler Rules will review and approve all rule changes. Other interested parties and the public may also participate 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.

February 6, 2002

Craig Hopkins

Chair, Board of Boilers

Washington State Code Reviser's Office