PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Clarification of reporting requirements when a worker performs work in multiple classifications.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: There is a need for clarity in the current reporting requirements for employees working in or performing work incidental to two risk classifications. This rule making is meant to distinguish between the two applications and include some situations not currently addressed.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: No other agency regulates this issue.
Process for Developing New Rule: 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. Public hearings will be held after the proposal is filed.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Information about this process is available at the web site www.lni.wa.gov/insuranceservices/employerservices. Comments can be submitted to Richard Bredeson, P.O. Box 44140, Olympia, WA 98504-4140, e-mail email@example.com, phone (360) 902-4985, fax (360) 902-4988.
September 1, 2009