WSR 08-05-116

EXPEDITED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed February 19, 2008, 9:58 a.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 296-150R-0020 What definitions apply to this chapter?

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Josh Swanson, Legislative Liaison, Department of Labor and Industries, P.O. Box 44001, Olympia, WA 98504-4001 , AND RECEIVED BY April 21, 2008.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The purpose of this rule making is to update the definitions in WAC 296-150R-0020. Currently, the rule references the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), however, ANSI no longer regulates recreational vehicles except for low voltage systems in conversion and recreational vehicles and uniform plan approval for recreational vehicles. Recreational vehicles are regulated by the National Fire Protection Association. The rules will be updated to reflect the change.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See Purpose above.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 43.22 RCW.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 43.22 RCW.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Department of labor and industries, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Pete Schmidt, Tumwater, Washington, (360) 902-5571; Implementation and Enforcement: Patrick Woods, Tumwater, Washington, (360) 902-6348.

February 19, 2008

Judy Schurke

Director

OTS-1314.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 03-12-044, filed 5/30/03, effective 6/30/03)

WAC 296-150R-0020   What definitions apply to this chapter?   "Alteration" is the replacement, addition, modification, or removal of any equipment or material that affects the fire and life safety provisions, plumbing systems, fuel systems and equipment or electrical systems of a recreational vehicle.

The following changes are not considered alterations for purposes of this chapter:

Repairs with approved parts;

Modification of a fuel burning appliance according to the terms of its listing; and

Adjustment and maintenance of equipment.

"Alteration insignia" is an insignia which indicates a vehicle alteration was approved by the department.

"ANSI" is the American National Standards Institute, Inc., and the institute's rules applicable to Low Voltage Systems in Conversion and Recreational Vehicles and Uniform Plan Approval for Recreational Vehicles. For the purposes of this chapter, references to ANSI mean ((ANSI A119.2 Recreational Vehicles, 2002 edition)) ANSI/RVIA 12V Low Voltage Systems 2008 Edition and ANSI/RVIA UPA-1 Standard on Uniform Plan Approval for Recreational Vehicles 2003 Edition.

"Approved" is approved by the department of labor and industries.

"Audit" by the department can be either a comprehensive audit or a performance audit. A comprehensive audit is the department inspection of a manufacturer's quality control procedures, comprehensive plans, and vehicles. A performance audit is the department's review of the manufacturer's audit performed by the industry association or other independent auditor.

"Comprehensive design plan" consists of the design plans and copies of drawings such as:

Floor plans relating to fire and life safety, electrical, plumbing, liquefied petroleum (LP) and/or natural gas systems and appliances and air conditioning systems, if applicable to the plan of each vehicle.

Plumbing line drawings which describe the size, length and location of gas piping lines, liquid and body waste lines, liquid and body waste tanks, and potable water tanks.

Electrical drawings. (See WAC 296-150R-0330 and 296-150R-0820.)

"Consumer" is a person or organization who buys or leases recreational vehicles.

"Dealer" is a person or organization whose business is offering recreational vehicles for sale or lease.

"Department" is the department of labor and industries. The department may be referred to as "we" or "us" in this chapter. Note: You may contact us at: Department of Labor and Industries, Specialty Compliance, PO Box 44430, Olympia, WA 98504-4430.

"Equipment" is all material, appliances, fixtures, and accessories used in the manufacture or alteration of recreational vehicles or park trailers.

"Manual" is a reference containing instructions, procedures, responsibilities and other information used to implement and maintain the quality control program of a recreational vehicle manufacturer.

"National Electrical Code" see Chapter 2 of ((ANSI A119.2)) NFPA 1192 Standard on Recreational Vehicles, 2008 Edition, for reference to the appropriate edition to use for compliance.

"NFPA" is National Fire Protection Association, and the institute's rules applicable to recreation vehicles. For the purpose of this chapter, references to NFPA means NFPA 1192 Standard on Recreational Vehicles, 2008 Edition.

"Quality control" is the plan and method for ensuring that the manufacture, fabrication, assembly, installation, storing, handling, and use of materials complies with this chapter, ANSI, and ((ANSI)) NFPA.

"Recreational vehicle" is a vehicular type unit primarily designed as temporary living quarters for recreational camping, travel, or seasonal use that either has its own motive power or is mounted on, or towed by, another vehicle. Recreational vehicles include: Camping trailers, fifth-wheel trailers, motor homes, travel trailers, and truck campers.

"Self-certification insignia" is an insignia which is obtained under the self-certification approval process.

"State-plan insignia" is an insignia which is obtained under the state design-plan approval process.

"System" is a part of a recreational vehicle that is designed to serve a particular function such as plumbing, electrical, heating, or mechanical system.

"Vehicle" for the purposes of this chapter, is a recreational vehicle.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.340, 43.22.400, 43.22.432, 43.22.433, 43.22.434, 43.22.480, and 43.22.485, 2002 c 268, and chapter 43.22 RCW. 03-12-044, 296-150R-0020, filed 5/30/03, effective 6/30/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.340 and 43.22.480. 99-13-010, 296-150R-0020, filed 6/4/99, effective 7/5/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.340 and 43.22.420. 97-16-043, 296-150R-0020, filed 7/31/97, effective 12/1/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.340, [43.22.]355, [43.22.]360, [43.22.]432, [43.22.]440 and [43.22.]480. 96-21-146, 296-150R-0020, filed 10/23/96, effective 11/25/96.]

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