WSR 02-20-046

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed September 25, 2002, 4:23 p.m. ]

Supplemental Notice to WSR 02-19-101.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 02-13-117.

Title of Rule: Chapter 296-17 WAC, General reporting rules, classifications, audit and recordkeeping, rates and rating system for Washington workers' compensation insurance.

Purpose: Three additional public hearings will be held in Washington on October 31st in Yakima, November 4th in Tacoma, and November 6th in Vancouver.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Bill Vasek/Ken Woehl, Tumwater, Washington, (360) 902-5015/902-4775; Implementation: Doug Connell/Kathy Kimbel, Tumwater, Washington, (360) 902-4209/902-4739; and Enforcement: Kathy Kimbel/Doug Mathers, Tumwater, Washington, (360) 902-4739/902-4750.

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: Not applicable. This is a supplemental rule filing to add additional hearings.

Proposal does not change existing rules.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. Not applicable. This is a supplemental rule filing to add additional hearings.

Hearing Location: Yakima Labor and Industries Office, 15 West Yakima Avenue, Suite 100, Yakima, WA, on October 31, 2002, at 10 a.m.; at the Tacoma Labor and Industries Office, 950 Broadway, Suite 503 (Vashon Room), Tacoma, WA, on November 4, 2002, at 10 a.m.; and at the Vancouver Labor and Industries Office, 312 S.E. Stonemill Drive, Suite 120, Vancouver, WA, on November 6, 2002, at 10 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Office of Information and Assistance by November 6, 2002, TDD (360) 902-5797.

Submit Written Comments to: Department of Labor and Industries, Douglas Connell, Assistant Director for Insurance Services, P.O. Box 4100, Olympia, WA 98504, fax (360) 902-4729 or e-mail GUNT235@LNI.WA.GOV, by November 6, 2002.

Date of Intended Adoption: November 20, 2002.

September 25, 2002

Gary Moore

Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office