WSR 08-05-115

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed February 19, 2008, 9:55 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Review the current fees that exist in the rules for elevators (chapter 296-96 WAC), factory assembled structures (chapters 296-150C, 296-150F, 296-150M, 296-150T, and 296-150V WAC), and plumber certification (chapter 296-400A WAC) for possible increases.

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 purpose of this rule making is to review the fees for the elevator, factory assembled structures, and plumber certification programs for possible increases. Fee increases for these programs is necessary to cover the costs for ongoing services and delivery.

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 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 yous235@lni.wa.gov.

February 19, 2008

Judy Schurke

Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office