WSR 12-11-111

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed May 22, 2012, 9:19 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-200A WAC, Contractor certificate of registration renewals -- Security -- Insurance.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 18.27 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is initiating rule making to revise the insurance and bond filing requirements for contractors to reflect changes in new technology. Currently, the department is required to maintain a hard copy of the documents; however the department now has access to the information through an electronic system, which eliminates the need for paper.

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 or by providing written comments and/or testimony during the public hearing and comment process.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Alicia Curry, Department of Labor and Industries, Specialty Compliance Services Division, P.O. Box 44400, Olympia, WA 98504-4400, phone (360) 902-4281, fax (360) 902-5292, e-mail alicia.curry@lni.wa.gov.

May 22, 2012

Judy Schurke

Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office