PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Elevators (chapter 296-96 WAC), factory assembled structures (chapters 296-150C, 296-150F, 296-150M, 296-150P, 296-150R, 296-150T, and 296-150V WAC), and plumber certification (chapter 296-400A WAC).
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapters 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department will review the current fees for the elevators, factory assembled structures and plumber certification programs. A 2.82% fee increase may be proposed, which is the office of financial management's maximum allowable fiscal growth rate factor for fiscal year 2006. The fee increase would help cover the cost of the ongoing services for these programs.
Process for Developing New Rule: The department will solicit input from the elevator advisory committee, factory assembled structures advisory board, and the plumber's advisory board. Other interested parties and the public may also participate by providing written comments or giving oral testimony during the public hearing and comment process.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Sally Elliott, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 20, 2005