LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 296-24-31001 Cylinders (acetylene).
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 4001, Olympia, WA 98504-4001 , AND RECEIVED BY June 19, 2012.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently adopted changes to the acetylene standard, effective March 5, 2012. This rule making is to address the change to WAC 296-24-31001 Cylinders (acetylene). This rule making will update the reference to a Compressed Gas Association standard in the existing acetylene standard by removing CGA G-1-2003 and replacing it with CGA G-1-2009. This rule making will ensure that employers have the latest safety requirements for managing acetylene.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: The division of occupational safety and health is required to have rules as-effective-as those promulgated by federal OSHA.
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 necessary because of federal law, 29 C.F.R. 1910.
Name of Proponent: Department of labor and industries, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Maggie Leland, Tumwater, Washington, (360) 902-4504; Implementation and Enforcement: Anne Soiza, Tumwater, Washington, (360) 902-5090.
April 17, 2012
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 10-09-089, filed 4/20/10, effective 7/1/10)
WAC 296-24-31001 Cylinders. Employers must ensure that the in-plant transfer, handling, storage, and use of acetylene in cylinders comply with the provisions of CGA Pamphlet ((
G-1-2003)) G-1-2009 (Acetylene) (Compressed Gas Association,
Inc., (( 11th)) 12th ed., (( 2003)) 2009).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and chapter 49.17 RCW. 10-09-089, § 296-24-31001, filed 4/20/10, effective 7/1/10; Order 73-5, § 296-24-31001, filed 5/9/73 and Order 73-4, § 296-24-31001, filed 5/7/73.]