PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 365-230 WAC, Lead-based paint abatement and renovation, repair, and painting rules, and the prerenovation information distribution requirements.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 70.103.010, 70.103.020, 70.103.030, 70.103.040, 70.103.050, 70.103.080, 70.103.090.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: These rules are adopted from federal statute 40 C.F.R. Part 745 Subpart E Residential Property Renovation. In addition to the lead-based paint abatement rules, these rules provide for the accreditation of renovation training firms, the certification of individual renovators, and the certification of firms conducting renovations in homes throughout Washington state. These rules provide lead-safe residential renovation practices that help protect Washington state's most vulnerable population, children under the age of six, from the developmental setbacks from lead toxicity.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Lead in construction rules regulating lead worker safety are regulated and enforced by department of labor and industries. Waste disposal issues concerning lead are regulated and enforced by department of ecology.
Process for Developing New Rule: Department staff will consult with stakeholders and take input in developing rule language. Members of the public are encouraged to provide feedback orally at the public hearing or in writing through the regular rule-making process.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Questions and input should be directed to Cynthia Sanderson, Lead Program Manager, Department of Commerce, P.O. Box 42525, Olympia, WA 98504-2525.
July 7, 2010
Director of Government Affairs