PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-127 WAC, Prevailing wage.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 39.12 RCW, RCW 43.22.270, and chapter 285, Laws of 2008 (EHB 3381).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The purpose of this rule making is to increase the filing fees for intents and affidavits. The legislature gave the department the authority to increase the filing fees from $25 to $40 during the 2008 legislative session. The rule making will make the rules consistent with the statute.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: No other state or federal agencies regulate this subject.
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 email@example.com.
April 22, 2008