Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 34.05.310(4).
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 246-260-9901 Water recreation facilities -- Fees and 246-262-990 Recreational water contact facilities -- Fees.
Hearing Location(s): Department of Health, Town Center 2, 111 Israel Road S.E., Room 158, Tumwater, WA 98501, on July 11, 2006, at 1:30 p.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: July 14, 2006.
Submit Written Comments to: Gary Fraser, Office of Environmental Health and Safety, P.O. Box 47825, Olympia, WA 98504-7825, web site http://www3.doh.wa.gov/policyreview/, fax (360) 236-2261, by July 11, 2006.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Gary Fraser by July 5, 2006, TTY (800) 833-6388 or 711.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The proposed rules revise the fee structure for review of construction permits for water recreation facilities such as swimming pools, spa pools, wading pools and spray pools, as well as for recreational water park facilities such as water slides, wave pools and other innovative design features. The fee increases apply to the plan review process for proposed new facilities and to facilities that are proposing alterations, renovations, or modifications. The fee increases are intended to recover 100% of the cost of conducting the construction permit process. During the 2005 legislative session, the legislature authorized the department to increase fees beyond the fiscal growth factor in ESSB 6090 (section 221(1)), chapter 518, Laws of 2005).
Reasons Supporting Proposal: The proposed fees provide the revenue necessary for the department of health (DOH) to conduct the plan review program. This program is essential to public health protection by assuring that proposed facilities are designed in accordance with the standards set forth in either chapter 246-260 WAC or in chapter 246-262 WAC as well as industry standards. Although some local health jurisdictions use their own staff for plan review in accordance with local regulations, most counties rely on the department of health to conduct the plan review function.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 70.90.150.
Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 70.90 RCW.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Department of health, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Larry Kirchner, 20435 72nd Avenue South, Kent, WA 98302, (253) 395-6754; Implementation and Enforcement: Gray Fraser, P.O. Box 47825, Olympia, WA 98504-7825, (360) 236-3073.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Under RCW 19.85.025(3), a small business economic impact statement is not required for rules that set or adjust fees pursuant to legislative standards.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328, 34.05.328 (5)(b)(vi), "significant rule analysis" does not apply to rules that set or adjust fees pursuant to legislative standards, as this proposal does.
June 5, 2006
for Mary C. Selecky
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 03-14-146, filed 7/2/03, effective 8/2/03)
WAC 246-260-9901 Fees. (1) CONSTRUCTION PERMIT FEES. The department establishes the fees listed in Table 990.1 for construction permits for carrying out its duties under WAC ((
(a) The applicant must submit the base fee to the department prior to plan review initiation.
(b) Hourly charges for plan review will be charged regardless of whether the construction permit is issued or not.
(c) The department will issue the construction permit once full payment has been received.
(d) The applicant must pay the costs of a safety engineer to review plans when department determines need per WAC 246-260-021(4).
CONSTRUCTION PERMIT FEES
|TYPE OF FACILITY||CONSTRUCTION PERMIT PLAN|
$ 99/hr. for all hours of review time greater than 8 hours
|II.||Swimming Pools less than 100,000 gallons, Spa Pools, and Recirculating Spray Pools||((
$ 99/hr. for all hours of review time greater than 4 hours
|III.||Wading Pools and Nonrecirculating Spray Pools||((
$ 99/hr. for all hours of review time greater than 2 hours
||Alterations, renovations, or modifications to existing swimming, spa, wading or spray pools((
|Single Swim Pool||Single Spa Pool||Single Wading Pool||Spray Pool or Pools||Each Additional Swim, Spa, or Wading Pool|
|Operating Permit 0-6 month||$ 291.00||$ 255.00||$ 211.00||$ 105.00||$ 63.00|
|Operating Permit 6-12 months||$ 477.00||$ 424.00||$ 371.00||$ 159.00||$ 84.00|
||The department may charge an additional fee of $87 plus associated laboratory costs for any inspections beyond those provided under the annual operating permit when necessary due to violations of such items as (a) noncompliance with water quality standards, and (b) failure to comply with operational requirements for health and safety.|
||The department may charge an alternate annual fee for an operating permit based on direct and indirect costs associated with issuance of the permit when arrangements are made with local health jurisdictions to administer all or portions of the duties associated with the operating permit. Except, that the fee for this operating permit cannot exceed the cost established by the previous portions of this regulation, but the fee may be less.|
||During the first year of development of the operating permit and for new pool facilities built hereafter, or pools temporarily closed (significant period of several months) and reopened, there are provisions for prorating the costs for the operating permits.|
||A reduction in fees, up to but not exceeding
thirty percent, may be granted by the department
when a facility operator can demonstrate a
satisfactory level of training in pool safety,
water quality, maintenance and operations. The
department will develop criteria for ((
||For limited use facilities requiring operating
permits which are serving less than fifteen
living units, the operating permit shall be
fifty percent of the fee. However, the
department may charge a reinspection fee((
||Fees for multiple facilities at the same
physical location shall have a maximum FEE CAP as
follows: Seasonal (0-6 months) WRF's: $774
NOTE: The third and subsequent pool/spa at the
same location will be charged $51 for each
|Year around (>6 months) WRF's $1032 NOTE: The
third and subsequent pool/spa at the same
physical location will be charged $67 for each
||If more than one pool at a facility and one is a year-round pool and another is a seasonal pool--year-round pool is base cost, seasonal pool is charged at additional fee charge. For example: Year-round spa = $424 plus seasonal swimming pool is $63 = $487 total operating permits.|
||If a single swimming pool and a single spa pool is used at the facility, the fee schedule will include fees as noted. For a 0-6 month permit, the primary fee for the single swimming would be $291 and the spa pool would be viewed as the second pool at the facility and would have a fee of $63, total operating permit fees would be $354.|
||If there are 12 pools/spas at a single year-around pool facility, the FEE CAP would apply and the maximum fee of $1032 would be charged. ($477 base fee, $84 for first additional pool/spa, $67 for the remaining ten year-around pools/spas (10 x $67 = $670)) Total fee before fee cap = $477 + $84 + $670 = $1231. After FEE CAP the total fee = $1032. If approved training were credited to this facility for the maximum 30% discount, the 30% would be applied to the FEE CAP fee of $1032; $1032 - 30% = $723.|
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.90.150 and 43.20B.250. 03-14-146, § 246-260-9901, filed 7/2/03, effective 8/2/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, 70.90.150, and 43.20B.250. 01-14-047, § 246-260-9901, filed 6/29/01, effective 7/30/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.90.150 and 43.20B.020. 94-11-056, § 246-260-9901, filed 5/11/94, effective 6/11/94.]
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 03-14-146, filed 7/2/03, effective 8/2/03)
WAC 246-262-990 Fees. (1) The fee for plan review of a new recreational water contact facility ((
containing a single
attraction)) shall be (( two)) four hundred (( six)) dollars
base fee plus an hourly rate of ninety-nine dollars for all
hours of review beyond four hours plus the safety engineer
reviewer's cost as billed.
(a) The base fee must be provided to the department prior to initiating plan review.
(b) Hourly fees for plan review will be charged regardless of whether the plans are approved or not.
(c) The construction permit will not be issued until after full payment is received.
The fee for plan review of a new recreational water
contact facility containing more than one attraction shall be
two hundred six dollars plus the cost of the safety engineer
reviewer's cost as billed plus seventy-seven dollars for each
(3))) The fee for review of plans for alterations or
modifications of an existing recreational water contact
facility shall be the ((
total of direct and indirect costs,
not to exceed one-half of the fee for review of a new
project)) hourly rate of ninety-nine dollars.
(4))) (3) The annual fee for an operating permit for a
recreational water contact facility containing one attraction
shall be one hundred eighty dollars.
(5))) (4) The annual fee for an operating permit for a
recreational water contact facility containing more than one
attraction shall be one hundred eighty dollars for the first
attraction plus fifty-one dollars for each additional
attraction up to a maximum fee of three hundred thirty-five
(6))) (5) The department may charge an additional fee
of fifty-one dollars plus associated laboratory costs for
inspections beyond those provided under the annual operating
permit when necessary due to violations of such items as:
(a) Noncompliance with water quality standards; and
(b) Failure to comply with operational requirements for health and safety.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.90.150 and 43.20B.250. 03-14-146, § 246-262-990, filed 7/2/03, effective 8/2/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-050 (Order 122), § 246-262-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91.]