WSR 11-14-046

AGENDA

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed June 28, 2011, 1:23 p.m. ]

Pursuant to RCW 34.05.314, following is the department of labor and industries' semi-annual rules development agenda for July 1 through December 31, 2011.

There may be additional rule-making activities not on the agenda as conditions warrant.

Please contact Tamara Jones at (360) 902-6805 or Tamara.Jones@lni.wa.gov if you have any questions.


Semi-Annual Rules Development Agenda

July 1 - December 31, 2011



WAC

CHAPTER(S)

RULE SUBJECT AGENCY

CONTACT

PROPOSED TIMELINE BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CHANGES
CR-101 CR-102 CR-103
DIVISION: INSURANCE SERVICES
296-14 Wages. Sandi Haerling

Integrated Claims Services--Policies and Rules

(360) 902-5006

4/22/08

WSR

08-09-115

Suspended per

Executive Order 10-06

TBD This rule making will amend existing rules for consistency with RCW 51.08.178 (2007 SHB 1244). In addition, a new rule will be added to clarify when the value of health care benefits is included in determining the worker's monthly wage.
296-14 Industrial insurance definitions. Sandi Haerling

Integrated Claims Services--Policies and Rules

(360) 902-5006

5/3/05

WSR

05-10-073

Suspended per

Executive Order 10-06

TBD This rule making will define terms used in chapter 296-14 WAC and move definitions currently in chapter 296-20 WAC to chapter 296-14 WAC. The rule making will amend the definition of temporary partial disability.
296-14 Confidentiality of workers' compensation claim files. Sandi Haerling

Integrated Claims Services--Policies and Rules

(360) 902-5006

11/16/04

WSR

04-23-080

Suspended per

Executive Order 10-06

TBD This rule making will define the responsibility of employers, workers, and other parties who have access to workers' compensation claim files for confidentiality and release of claim information.
296-14 Worker employment patterns. Sandi Haerling

Integrated Claims Services--Policies and Rules

(360) 902-5006

8/21/02

WSR

02-17-108

Suspended per

Executive Order 10-06

TBD This rule making will provide clarification on how to determine a worker's employment pattern at the time of injury or on the date of disease manifestation for the purpose of calculating the worker's wage.
296-14 Pension discount rates and mortality assumptions. Sandi Haerling

Integrated Claims Services--Policies and Rules

(360) 902-5006

6/20/01

WSR

01-13-096

Suspended per

Executive Order 10-06

TBD This rule making will update the mortality assumptions used to determine pension reserves and actuarial benefit reductions.
296-14

296-15

Claim resolution structured settlement agreements. Sandi Haerling

Integrated Claims Services--Policies and Rules

(360) 902-5006

7/19/11 TBD TBD This rule making is necessary for the implementation of EHB 2123 (chapter 37, Laws of 2011) allowing claim resolution structured settlements for injured workers age fifty-five and older effective January 1, 2012, fifty-three and older effective January 1, 2015, and fifty and older effective January 1, 2016.
296-14

296-15

Suppressing workers' compensation claims. Sandi Haerling

Integrated Claims Services--Policies and Rules

(360) 902-5006

6/5/07

WSR

07-12-079

Suspended per

Executive Order 10-06

TBD Pursuant to RCW 51.28.010 and 51.28.025 (2007 SSB 5443), rules are needed to define "bona fide workplace safety," "accident prevention program" and "first aid," and establish the penalty structure for employers when there is a finding of claim suppression. Consideration will be given to when and how employers may be required to notify workers of a finding of claim suppression. In addition, the rule making may address additional issues identified in the rule development process.
296-15 Continuing education requirements for self-insurance claims administrators. Margaret Conley

Self-Insurance

(360) 902-6723

12/15/09

WSR

10-01-083

Suspended per Executive Order 10-06 TBD In response to a request from the Washington Self-Insurers Association, the purpose of this rule making is to simplify the requirements for recertification of department-approved claims administrators by reducing credit types.
Chapter 296-15 WAC Self-insurance--Housekeeping changes. Margaret Conley

Self-Insurance

(360) 902-6723

8/20/08

WSR

08-17-117

Suspended per

Executive Order

10-06

TBD The purpose of this rule making is to review chapter 296-15 WAC for any corrections and to ensure consistency with statute. Affected rules will also be rewritten using "plain talk."
Chapter 296-15 WAC Self-insurance electronic data reporting system (SIEDRS) requirements and penalties. Margaret Conley

Self-Insurance

(360) 902-6723

Suspended per

Executive Order

10-06

TBD TBD The purpose of this rule making is to clarify language regarding reporting requirements and penalties as they relate to SIEDRS.
Chapter 296-15 WAC Reporting option 2 vocational costs to L&I. Margaret Conley

Self-Insurance

(360) 902-6723

Suspended per

Executive Order

10-06

TBD TBD The purpose of this rule making is to clarify the process by which a self-insured employer reports retraining costs for any claims upon which option 2 benefits have been granted.
296-17

296-17A

TBD (new WAC chapter under TITLE 296 WAC)

Stay at work program. Sara Spiering

Insurance Services

(360) 902-5658

TBD TBD TBD

This rule making is necessary to implement part of EHB 2123 (chapter 37, Laws of 2011) for a program allowing employers to be reimbursed for a portion of wages and other allowed costs paid to injured workers on light duty.
296-17

296-17A

For-hire vehicle coverage. Bill Moomau

Employer Services

(360) 902-4774

Jo Anne Attwood

Employer Services

(360) 902-4777

5/31/11

WSR

11-12-070

8/23/11 11/8/11 Rules will be proposed to implement ESHB 1367 (chapter 190, Laws of 2011) requiring workers' compensation coverage for certain for-hire vehicle operators.
296-17A Horse racing industry. Bill Moomau

Employer Services

(360) 902-4774

Jo Anne Attwood

Employer Services

(360) 902-4777

An emergency CR-103 was filed on 6/21/11 and is effective 6/21/11.

WSR 11-13-101

The rule will create classifications to accommodate the Washington horse racing commission's rule for short-term duration licenses.
5/17/11

WSR

11-11-071

7/5/11

9/2/11
296-17

296-17A

Agricultural classes. Karen Chamberlain

Employer Services

(360) 902-4772

Suspended per Executive Order 10-06 TBD TBD This rule will clarify language and better organize subclassifications in the agricultural industries.
296-17

296-17A

Classifications for land surveyors. Karen Chamberlain

Employer Services

(360) 902-4772

Suspended per Executive Order 10-06 TBD TBD The department is evaluating the fairness and equality of rates in the land survey industry.
296-17

296-17A

Reporting for sports teams. Richard Bredeson

Employer Services

(360) 902-4985

2/15/11

WSR

11-05-072

4/5/11

WSR

11-08-043

TBD The department has been asked to review the appropriateness of our current practices for reporting sports team coaches.
296-17

296-17A

Reporting for schools. Jo Anne Attwood

Employer Services

(360) 902-4777

8/3/10

WSR

10-16-120

Suspended per

Executive Order 10-06

TBD This rule is to update the way school faculty may be reported.
296-17

296-17A

Tree topping industry. Julee Gronley

Employer Services

(360) 902-4726

Suspended per Executive Order 10-06 TBD TBD The department is evaluating the fairness and equality of rates in the tree topping industry.
296-17

296-17A

Employer services--Housekeeping changes. Jo Anne Attwood

Employer Services

(360) 902-4777

Suspended per Executive Order 10-06 TBD TBD Employer services files a yearly rule making to make housekeeping changes in reporting rules, classifications, and retrospective rating.
296-17

296-17B

2012 workers' compensation premium rates. Jo Anne Attwood

Employer Services

(360) 902-4777

6/21/11

WSR

11-13-100

9/20/11 11/30/11 L&I is required by law to establish and maintain a workers' compensation classification plan and to set premium rates that are the lowest necessary to maintain actuarial solvency of the accident and medical aid funds and are designed to attempt to limit fluctuations in premium rates. The plan must be consistent with recognized principles of insurance. L&I is also required by law to offer retrospective rating plans to employers as a further incentive to encourage workplace safety and prevent employee injury.
296-17B Retrospective rating. Jo Anne Attwood

Employer Services

(360) 902-4777

Tim Smolen

Retrospective Rating

(360) 902-4835

TBD TBD TBD

This rule will accommodate requirements made by EHB 2123 (chapter 37, Laws of 2011).
296-17B Retrospective rating. Jo Anne Attwood

Employer Services

(360) 902-4777

Tim Smolen

Retrospective Rating

(360) 902-4835

TBD TBD TBD

This rule will accommodate requirements made by ESHB 1725 (chapter 290, Laws of 2011).
296-17B Retrospective rating. Jo Anne Attwood

Employer Services

(360) 902-4777

Tim Smolen

Retrospective Rating

(360) 902-4835

TBD TBD TBD

This placeholder is for potential rule changes resulting from recommendations from the retrospective rating advisory committee.
296-19A Vocational rehabilitation. Keith Klinger

Integrated Claims Services--Return-to-Work Services

(360) 902-6362

N/A 8/2/11

(CR-105)

10/25/11 Rules will be proposed to implement HB 1726 (chapter 291, Laws of 2011) which addresses recommendations from the vocational rehabilitation subcommittee.
296-20 Missed medical appointment policy. Aaron Huff

Health Services Analysis

(360) 902-4259

12/22/09

WSR

10-01-171

TBD TBD This rule will clarify if medical providers can charge injured workers for missed appointments.
296-20

296-23

Medical aid conversion factors and occupational and physical therapy rules. Erik Landaas

Health Services Analysis

(360) 902-4244

Tom Davis

Health Services Analysis

(360) 902-6687

12/20/11 TBD TBD This rule making is to update conversion factors used to determine payments to medical providers. It will also update the maximum daily fees payable to physical therapists and occupational therapists.
296-20 Clarifying "minimum standards" and "risk of harm" as used in SSB 5801 (chapter 6, Laws of 2011). Diane Reus

Office of the Medical Director

(360) 902-4996

5/31/11

WSR

11-12-071

11/2/11 12/30/11 This rule will: (1) Establish minimum standards for credentials of medical providers and other requirements for medical provider network participation; and (2) clarify what constitutes patterns of risk of physical or psychiatric harm or death that determines when the department may remove a provider from the network.
296-20 Other WACs that may be in conflict with SSB 5801. Diane Reus

Office of the Medical Director

(360) 902-4996

5/31/11

WSR

11-12-071

11/2/11 12/30/11 In the process of promulgating rules for SSB 5801 as described above, we may identify other WACs that are in conflict with SSB 5801. The timing for the adoption of these rules may or may not be the same as that for the "minimum standards" and "risk of harm," but we can reach for that goal.
296-20 Additional WACs that may be outside the scope of the CR-101 filed on May 31, 2011, in response to SSB 5801. Diane Reus

Office of the Medical Director

(360) 902-4996

TBD

(CR-101 may be filed prior to 12/31/11)

TBD TBD We may need a second round of rules to implement SSB 5801, in case we need to modify or expand the initial set of rules on minimum qualifications/risk of harm beyond what was written on the first CR-101. For instance, we may want to start the rule-making process to clarify the second tier network. It's possible that we will or won't file another CR-101 before the end of December.
296-20 Health technology clinical committee (HTCC) decisions. Jami Lifka

Office of the Medical Director

(360) 902-4941

TBD TBD TBD As the HTCC makes decisions, the agency may need to make rule changes to come in line with the decisions.
296-20 Clarify medication coverage in general and in response to E2SSB 5073 (chapter 181, Laws of 2011). Jaymie Mai

Office of the Medical Director

(360) 902-6792

TBD TBD TBD This rule would clarify that we do not cover non-FDA approved medications (i.e., medical cannabis) and add a statement about drugs regulated outside of the country.
296-20 Pain management for chronic pain. Jami Lifka

Office of the Medical Director

(360) 902-4941

TBD TBD TBD During the 2010 legislative session, the department of health (DOH) boards and commissions were mandated to adopt rules that relate to pain management for chronic pain. There may be a need for L&I to amend its opioid rules in response to the DOH rules.
296-20 Permanent partial disability (PPD) impairment--Partial amputation of the finger. Jami Lifka

Office of the Medical Director

(360) 902-4941

Suspended per

Executive Order 10-06

TBD TBD Currently, RCW 51.32.080(1) specifies the PPD value of an amputation at the joint for upper extremities and lower extremities. It also specifies PPD values for amputation between the joints for upper extremities and lower extremities, but it does not list PPD values for amputation between the joints of the fingers. This leads to inconsistent PPD awards by claim managers. The new rule would specify how examiners determine impairment and specify how the department and self-insurers award PPD.
296-20 Mental health impairment ratings. Jami Lifka

Office of the Medical Director

(360) 902-4941

Suspended per

Executive Order 10-06

TBD TBD There has been some discussion with external stakeholders for the mental health impairment ratings. However, the department has not yet filed a CR-101, nor has the department made any decisions on what direction to go.
296-20 Psychiatric services. Jami Lifka

Office of the Medical Director

(360) 902-4941

Suspended per

Executive Order 10-06

TBD TBD The focus of amending the psychiatric services WAC is to lead to:

Better medical outcomes; shorter treatment timeframes; and earlier return to work. There has been no discussion on this possible rule change with external stakeholders. The department has not filed a CR-101, nor has the department made any decisions on what direction to go.

DIVISION: CRIME VICTIMS COMPENSATION PROGRAM
296-30 Administration of the crime victims compensation program. Maty Brimmer

Crime Victims Compensation

(360) 902-6707

6/21/11

WSR

11-13-099

8/23/11 10/31/11 This rule making will update four rules under chapter 296-30 WAC and will add one rule to be consistent with SSB 5691 (chapter 346, Laws of 2011). The updates include removal of references to Title 51 RCW, addition or clarification of some definitions, an explanation of new medical cap, fee schedule changes, and fee schedule change notification methods.
DIVISION: DIVISION OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (DOSH)
All DOSH WACs DOSH rules overhaul. Beverly Clark

DOSH Standards

(360) 902-5516

Suspended per

Executive Order 10-06

TBD TBD This rule making will consist of reorganization, renumbering, and plain language changes. The Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA) advisory committee is urging DOSH to proceed with this work.
296-24 General safety and health standards--Electrical rules. Kimberly Johnson

DOSH Standards

(360) 902-5008

TBD TBD TBD DOSH is required to have rules at-least-as-effective-as the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). DOSH was notified that there are areas in our electrical section of chapter 296-24 WAC that are considered to be "not-at-least-as-effective-as" OSHA. While it will be necessary to make these changes, we have proposed to OSHA that this be done once the moratorium is lifted.
296-32 Telecommunications. Beverly Clark

DOSH Standards

(360) 902-5516

Suspended per

Executive Order 10-06

TBD TBD In 2009, DOSH began working with a telecommunications stakeholder group to develop draft language to update our current telecommunications standard and bring it up to date with industry standards.
296-36

296-155, Part Q

Compressed atmospheres. Cindy Ireland

DOSH Standards

(360) 902-5522

TBD TBD TBD This rule making will address requirements relating to compressed atmospheres. The current requirements have not been amended since 1962 resulting in multiple variances that had to be issued to deal with these outdated requirements. A stakeholder group has been formed to assist the department with this rule making.
296-54 Safety standards for logging. Kimberly Johnson

DOSH Standards

(360) 902-5008

11/16/10

WSR

10-23-096

Suspended per

Executive Order 10-06

TBD The department received several petitions for rule making for the logging standard. The department has accepted the petitions, but will postpone further formal rule making during the moratorium.
296-62 Hazardous drugs. Beverly Clark

DOSH Standards

(360) 902-5516

7/19/11 10/2011 1/2012 ESSB 5594 (chapter 39, Laws of 2011) requires the department to adopt rules implementing the 2004 National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) guidelines on safe handling of hazardous drugs. The legislation requires the rules be consistent with the requirements set forth in NOISH [NIOSH]'s alert and states that the rules may not exceed these requirements. The department may incorporate Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updates and changes to the alert.
296-155 Crane construction

(Phase II).

Cindy Ireland

DOSH Standards

(360) 902-5522

9/16/08

WSR

08-19-073

7/26/11 11/22/11 OSHA recently adopted a crane construction rule, effective November 8, 2010. This rule making is to address the requirements that employers must follow with regard to inspection, maintenance, and operation of cranes used in the construction industry. This phase will also include updates to the department's current rigging and personnel lifting requirements. The department may suspend some portions of the rule making that are not required by the federal government or requested by the affected entities.
296-155 Fall protection. Kimberly Johnson

DOSH Standards

(360) 902-5008

4/4/06

WSR

06-08-085

Suspended per

Executive Order 10-06

TBD DOSH has been working with a fall protection ad hoc committee to consolidate the fall protection requirements of the construction safety rules into one coherent set of requirements. In addition, DOSH asked the committee to help identify any technical changes needed due to industry developments and to ensure that any gap in current fall protection would be addressed and rectified by the rule update.
296-304 Shipyards. Kimberly Johnson

DOSH Standards

(360) 902-5008

TBD TBD TBD OSHA is changing their rules on working conditions in shipyards, which updates existing requirements to reflect advances in industry practices and technology and provides new protections from hazards that were not previously addressed, including the control of hazardous energy. The department will be required to modify our rules to ensure they are "at-least-as-effective-as" OSHA's new policies.
296-305 Firefighting. Kimberly Johnson

DOSH Standards

(360) 902-5008

11/4/08

WSR

08-22-082

8/31/10

WSR

10-18-078

(withdrawn on 3/15/11)

Suspended per

Executive Order 10-06

TBD OSHA advised the department of a couple areas in the firefighter standards where we are not as-effective-as the federal rules. Stakeholders asked us to look at our firefighter standards and bring them up-to-date with current consensus standards and practices.
296-307 Safety standards in agriculture--REDON fit testing. Devin Proctor

DOSH Standards

(360) 902-5541

N/A 8/31/10

(CR-105)

WSR

10-18-081

(withdrawn on 3/15/11)

Suspended per

Executive Order 10-06

TBD The department will put respirator requirements for the controlled negative pressure REDON fit testing protocol into the agriculture rule.
296-800 Accident prevention program. Cathy Julian

DOSH Standards

(360) 902-5401

Suspended per

Executive Order 10-06

TBD TBD This rule making is to address an inconsistency that currently exists among several rules. Each call for an employer to create an accident prevention program, but have differing requirements for that program. The rule making will clarify the requirements for an accident prevention program, and will provide a single location where these requirements are stated. This will create consistency across the rules, and make it easier for employers to comply.
296-800 Emergency washing facilities. Devin Proctor

DOSH Standards

(360) 902-5541

N/A 8/31/10

(CR-105)

WSR

10-18-082

(withdrawn on 3/15/11)

Suspended per

Executive Order 10-06

TBD This rule making will change the definition of "corrosive" in chapter 296-800 WAC, Safety and health core rules, so that it is identical to the definition of "corrosive" in Table 5 of chapter 296-839 WAC, Content and distribution of material safety data sheets (MSDSs) and label information. A reference also needs updating to reflect the most current American National Standards Institute's emergency eyewash and shower equipment standard.
296-900 Abatement. Devin Proctor

DOSH Standards

(360) 902-5541

7/19/11 10/2011 1/2012 ESSB 5068 (chapter 91, Laws of 2011) relates to abatement of violations of the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act during an appeal, which amends RCW 49.17.140. ESSB 5068 directs an appeal of any violations classified and cited as serious, willful, repeat serious, or failure to abate serious violations does not stay abatement dates and requirements, except under certain circumstances. The department will not grant a stay when it can determine that the preliminary evidence shows a substantial probability of death or serious harm to workers.
296-900 Safety and health investment project (SHIP) grants. Beverly Clark

DOSH Standards

(360) 902-5516

TBD TBD TBD This rule making will address the criteria for the distribution of SHIP grants fund awards required by EHB 2123 (chapter 37, Laws of 2011).
296-900 Monetary penalties. Kimberly Johnson

DOSH Standards

(360) 902-5008

11/16/10

WSR

10-23-095

TBD TBD OSHA is changing their policies and procedures for how they assess penalties. The department will be required to modify its rules to ensure they are "at-least-as-effective-as" OSHA's new policies.
TBD (new WAC chapter under TITLE 296 WAC) Employment standards--Wage violations. Sally Elliott

Specialty Compliance Services

(360) 902-6411

Suspended per

Executive Order 10-06

TBD TBD This rule making is a result of 2006 SHB 3185. RCW 49.48.082 through 49.48.087 authorize civil penalties and interest for unpaid wages for violations of certain wage violations, including minimum wage, overtime, illegal deductions, nonpayment of final paycheck, and willful violations of agreed wages.
296-05 Apprenticeship rules. Sally Elliott

Specialty Compliance Services

(360) 902-6411

6/1/10

WSR

10-12-088

8/2/11 11/1/11 This rule making is a result of 2009 ESSB 5873, which made changes to RCW 39.04.320, 39.04.350, and 39.12.055. It phases in apprentice utilization requirements (AURs) for four-year institutions of higher education for contracts advertised for bid on or after January 1, 2010. It also establishes penalties for contractors found to be working apprentices out of ratio, with inappropriate supervision, or outside their work process scope of the approved apprenticeship program. Contractors who are found out of compliance in any of these areas may have their responsible bidder status revoked for the first violation and be barred from bidding on any public works contract for five years upon the second violation.
296-96 Elevator rules. Sally Elliott

Specialty Compliance Services

(360) 902-6411

Suspended per

Executive Order 10-06

TBD TBD This rule making is a result of 2009 SHB 1055, which made changes to RCW 70.87.230 and 70.87.250. The rule making will also review the elevator rules for additions and revisions. The elevator rules are reviewed on a regular basis to ensure the rules are consistent with the national consensus standards and industry practice and to clarify the rules as needed.
296-104 Board of boiler rules. Sally Elliott

Specialty Compliance Services

(360) 902-6411

7/20/10

WSR

10-15-102

10/5/10

WSR

10-20-135

(withdrawn on 4/19/11)

Suspended per

Executive Order 10-06

TBD The rule making amends the board of boiler rules by making clarifying and technical changes. The changes will: Add a definition of a "pool heater" to eliminate confusion for inspectors, owner/users, manufacturers and installers regarding what units are acceptable for service by the jurisdiction.

Adopt the current edition of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code.

296-125

Employment standards--Child labor rules. Sally Elliott

Specialty Compliance Services

(360) 902-6411

2/19/08

WSR

08-05-107

TBD TBD The rule making reviews the child labor rules in order to incorporate current administrative policies and federal law. The rules are also being reviewed and amended for clarity and ease of use. A number of changes are necessary to update the state regulations to be compatible with federal law and to remove the jeopardy of noncompliance with federal law for Washington employers. Pursuant to Executive Order 10-06, the program will file a new CR-101 to clarify the amendments will reflect federal law.
296-126 Employment standards--Meal and rest break rules. Sally Elliott

Specialty Compliance Services

(360) 902-6411

5/19/10

WSR

10-11-121

Suspended per

Executive Order 10-06

TBD The rule making is to clarify the meal and rest break rules as a result of existing law such as Wingert v. Yellow Freight, 146 Wn.2d 841 (2002) and Alvarez v. IBP, 339 F.3d 894 (9th Cir. 2003).
296-127 Prevailing wage--Scope of work descriptions for dredge workers, truck drivers, and ready mix truck drivers. Sally Elliott

Specialty Compliance Services

(360) 902-6411

7/20/10

WSR

10-15-107

11/2/10

WSR

10-22-104

(withdrawn on 12/2/10)

Suspended per

Executive Order 10-06

TBD The department has wage rates for dredge workers, truck drivers, and ready mix drivers, but no corresponding scope of work descriptions. The rule making will adopt scope of work descriptions for those worker classifications.
296-127 Prevailing wage. Sally Elliott

Specialty Compliance Services

(360) 902-6411

6/16/09

WSR

09-13-077

5/18/10

WSR

10-11-116

(withdrawn on 12/1/10)

Suspended per

Executive Order 10-06

TBD The rule making reviews prevailing wage rules, which have not gone through a comprehensive review since the early 90s. Amendments will be made to reflect: Court decisions; integrate administrative policies; streamline current processes; create consistency with the statute; and make housekeeping changes.
296-127 Prevailing wage--Scope of work descriptions for utilities construction and laborers in utilities construction. Sally Elliott

Specialty Compliance Services

(360) 902-6411

8/16/10

WSR

10-17-087

Suspended per

Executive Order 10-06

TBD The department received rule-making petitions to repeal the scope of work definitions for utilities construction and laborers in utilities construction. The petitions state the repeal of these scopes of work would eliminate confusion for wage survey respondents, would allow the department to calculate a more accurate wage rate, and would be consistent with references from the federal Davis Bacon Act.
296-127 Prevailing wage--Scope of work description for fabricated precast concrete products. Sally Elliott

Specialty Compliance Services

(360) 902-6411

Suspended per

Executive Order 10-06

TBD TBD The department is currently working with the prevailing wage advisory committee on the scope of work definition for fabricated precast concrete products.
296-150C

296-150F

296-150I

296-150M

296-150P

296-150R

296-150T

296-150V

Factory assembled structures. Sally Elliott

Specialty Compliance Services

(360) 902-6411

8/23/11 10/18/11 1/2012 The purpose of this rule making is to increase the factory assembled structure fees in order to cover the costs for ongoing services for the program.
296-150C

296-150F

296-150I

296-150M

296-150P

296-150R

296-150T

296-150V

Factory assembled structures. Sally Elliott

Specialty Compliance Services

(360) 902-6411

9/22/09

WSR

09-19-121

9/1/10

WSR

10-18-103

(withdrawn on 3/15/11)

Suspended per

Executive Order 10-06

TBD The rule making reviews the factory assembled structure rules on a regular basis to ensure the rules are consistent with industry practice, for clarification, and for possible housekeeping changes. The rules need to be amended to reflect current code references and in response to internal audit findings.
296-200A Contractor certificate of registration. Sally Elliott

Specialty Compliance Services

(360) 902-6411

7/6/10

WSR

10-14-103

Suspended per

Executive Order 10-06

TBD The rule making reviews the contractor registration rules to ensure consistency with industry practice and clarity of language. The rule making will make housekeeping changes and update language for clarity and consistency with industry practices.
296-200A Contractor certificate of registration. Sally Elliott

Specialty Compliance Services

(360) 902-6411

7/19/11 9/20/11 11/22/11 This rule making is a result of ESHB 1055 (chapter 15, Laws of 2011). The bill change[s] the time period to appeal contractor infractions from twenty to thirty days.
296-200A

296-400A

Contractor certificate of registration.

Plumber certification.

Sally Elliott

Specialty Compliance Services

(360) 902-6411

TBD

TBD TBD This rule making is a result of SSB 5067 (chapter 301, Laws of 2011). The bill allows the programs to use alternative methods for mailing certified and registered mail.
296-400A Plumber certification. Sally Elliott

Specialty Compliance Services

(360) 902-6411

7/19/11 9/20/11 11/22/11 The purpose of this rule making is to increase the plumber certification fees in order to cover the costs for ongoing services for the program.

Tamara Jones

Assistant Director for

Legislative and Government Affairs

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office