PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-400A WAC, Plumber certification rules.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 18.106 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 plumber certification rules for housekeeping changes in order to further clarify the rules. The plumber certification rules are reviewed on a regular basis to: Ensure the rules are consistent with the national consensus standards, industry practice, and to clarify the rules.
The changes will include:
|•||Amending the rule to be consistent with the plumber law;|
|•||Delete pump installer trainee requirements;|
|•||Clarify the continuing educational units that will be accepted by the department; and|
|•||General housekeeping changes.|
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 state advisory board of plumbers will be utilized to develop these rules. Parties interested in these rules 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 5, 2008