WSR 06-10-065

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed May 2, 2006, 11:01 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Electronic technicians scope, WAC 296-127-01322.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 39.12 RCW and RCW 43.22.270.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Prevailing wage rates on public work projects are determined and enforced according to the trade or occupation or "classification" of work. These classifications are described in the "scopes of work." The electronic technician regulation is a preexisting scope of work rule. The purpose of this rule making is to work with interested parties to amend the scope for electronic technicians.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Parties interested in the formulation of these rules for proposal may contact the individual listed below. The public may also participate by commenting after amendments are proposed by providing written comments and/or 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 yous235@lni.wa.gov.

May 2, 2006

Gary Weeks

Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office