WSR 11-21-082

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed October 18, 2011, 9:29 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-96 WAC, Safety regulations and fees for all elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators and other conveyances.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 70.87 RCW and chapter 50, Laws of 2011 (2ESHB 1087).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The purpose of this rule making is to increase fees 4.34 percent, which is the office of financial management's maximum allowable fiscal growth rate factor for fiscal year 2012. The program's budget and projected revenue were evaluated and a fee increase is necessary to help cover the cost of ongoing services for the program.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

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 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 sally.elliott@lni.wa.gov.

October 18, 2011

Judy Schurke

Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office