WSR 12-04-093

EXPEDITED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed February 1, 2012, 8:16 a.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 296-155 WAC, Part L, Cranes, derricks, hoists, elevators, and conveyors.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Tamara Jones, Department of Labor and Industries, P.O. Box 44001, Olympia, WA 98504-4001 , AND RECEIVED BY April 3, 2012.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The department is proposing to repeal two sections in chapter 296-155 WAC, Part L. The two sections being repealed are WAC 296-155-526 Crane attached personnel platforms and 296-155-528 Crane or derrick suspended personnel platforms.

These sections should have been repealed in the recent adoption of the Cranes - Phase II filing, which was adopted on December 20, 2011 (WSR 12-01-086). These sections are now covered under the personnel lifting requirements located in WAC 296-155-547 through 296-155-55405.

The department is also proposing to change the title of chapter 296-155 WAC, Part L, from "cranes, derricks, hoists, elevators, and conveyors" to "cranes, rigging, and personnel lifting."

Reasons Supporting Proposal: These proposed revisions will eliminate confusion. Personnel lifting requirements will now be found in one location instead of two.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 49.17 RCW.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Department of labor and industries, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Tracy Spencer, Tumwater, (360) 902-5530; Implementation and Enforcement: Michael Silverstein, Tumwater, (360) 902-4805.

February 1, 2012

Judy Schurke

Director

OTS-4551.1

PART L

CRANES, ((DERRICKS, HOISTS, ELEVATORS,

AND CONVEYORS)) RIGGING, AND PERSONNEL LIFTING
REPEALER

     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
WAC 296-155-526 Crane attached personnel platforms.
WAC 296-155-528 Crane or derrick suspended personnel platforms.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office