WSR 08-05-107

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed February 19, 2008, 8:57 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-126 WAC, Standards of labor for the protection of the safety, health and welfare of employees for all occupations subject to chapter 49.12 RCW.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 49.12 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The purpose of the rule making is to incorporate current administrative policies into the child labor rules at the request of the employment law advisory committee (ELAC). The rules were also reviewed and amended for clarity of [and] ease of use. A number of changes are necessary to update the state regulations to be compatible with federal law and to remove jeopardy for Washington employers.

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

Process for Developing New Rule: 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 yous235@lni.wa.gov.

February 19, 2008

Judy Schurke

Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office