WSR 13-13-045
[Filed June 17, 2013, 9:35 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Licensing scrap metal recyclers.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 19.290 RCW, RCW 43.24.086.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: ESHB 1552 was passed during the 2013 legislative session giving the department authority to establish licensing requirements, adopt reasonable rules and regulations for the proper operation and enforcement of chapter 19.290 RCW, and to set all license and renewal fees in accordance with RCW 43.24.086.
The need for rule making meets the exemption criteria outlined in Executive Order 10-06 and will not impact local government.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Law enforcement – a grant program will be created to support additional enforcement efforts targeting metal theft. Amends provisions relating to law enforcement information and hold requests and recordkeeping of metal transactions.
Process for Developing New Rule: Collaborate rule development between department of licensing (DOL), Washington state patrol (WSP) and scrap metal recyclers.
Notice will be made to: Vehicle wreckers and wrecking yards; scrap processors and hulk haulers stakeholders; and the WSP under chapters 46.80 and 46.79 RCW. Communication with the public will be made through the web site and listserv. DOL welcomes the public to take part in developing rules.
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Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Heidi Graham, Scrap Metal Recycler Program, Business and Professions Division, Department of Licensing, P.O. Box 9039, Olympia, WA 98507-9039, phone (360) 664-6455, e-mail, fax (360) 586-6703. Additional information will be posted on the scrap metal recycler web site as it becomes available at
June 17, 2013
Damon Monroe
Rules Coordinator