PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-46B WAC, Electrical safety standards, administration, and installation.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 19.28 RCW, Electricians and electrical installations.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department plans to review the electrical rule for additions, revisions, and possible fee changes. The rule making will also incorporate amendments from the passage of SHB 1841 and SSB 6225, which passed the 2006 legislature. SHB 1841 requires electrical trainees to show sixteen hours of trainee continuing education prior to being allowed to renew their training certificate (two-year renewal). SSB 6225 requires the plumbing program to create specialties for domestic water and farm irrigation systems plumbers.
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 electrical board and the electrical technical advisory committee will be used to develop these rules.
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 email@example.com.
April 18, 2006