PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 212-80 WAC, Fire sprinkler system contractors.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapters 43.43 and 18.160 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To add an additional category of fire sprinkler contractor designed to allow work exclusively on the inspection and testing of water based fire sprinkler systems, and to require a person performing the inspection and testing of water based fire sprinkler systems to be certified at a minimum level of competency by the State Fire Marshal's Office.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.
Process for Developing New Rule: Recommendation and study by the Fire Sprinkler Technical Advisory Group of the State Fire Marshal's Office.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Deputy State Fire Marshal Larry Glenn, P.O. Box 42600, Olympia, WA 98504-2600, (360) 570-3133, fax (360) 570-3136, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
John R. Batiste