WSR 02-05-080

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed February 20, 2002, 10:22 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 01-05-115.

Title of Rule: Safety standards for telecommunications, chapter 296-32 WAC; Safety standards for electrical workers, chapter 296-45 WAC; and Safety standards for construction workers, chapter 296-155 WAC.

Purpose: Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 02-06 issue of the Register.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 49.17 RCW.

Summary: See Purpose above.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See Purpose above.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Tracy Spencer, Tumwater, (360) 902-5530; Implementation and Enforcement: Michael A. Silverstein, Tumwater, (360) 902-5495.

Name of Proponent: Department of Labor and Industries, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: See Purpose above.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: See Purpose above.

A small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW.

Small Business Economic Impact Statement

Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 02-06 issue of the Register.

A copy of the statement may be obtained by writing to Greg Nothstein, Economic Analyst, Department of Labor and Industries, P.O. Box 44001, Olympia, WA 98504-4001, phone (360) 902-6805, fax (360) 902-4202.

RCW 34.05.328 applies to this rule adoption. The department has determined that the proposed rules are "significant legislative rules."

Hearing Location: Department of Labor and Industries Building, Auditorium, 7273 Linderson Way S.W., Tumwater, WA, on April 22, 2002, at 1:30 p.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Sally Elliott by March 19, 2002, (360) 902-5484.

Submit Written Comments to: Tracy Spencer, Standards Manager, WISHA Services Division, P.O. Box 44620, Olympia, WA 98507-4620, fax (360) 902-5529, or electronically to Tracy Spencer, Standards Manager, WISHA Services Division, spet235@lni.wa.gov, by 5:00 p.m. on May 3, 2002. Comments submitted by fax must be ten pages or less.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 15, 2002.

February 20, 2002

Gary Moore

Director

Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 02-06 issue of the Register.

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