WSR 14-09-090
[Filed April 22, 2014, 9:08 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-900 WAC, Administrative rules.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) changed its policies for calculating penalties in October 2010. In October 2012, OSHA updated the state activities mandated measures (SAMM) report to require state plan states to meet new measures for calculating penalties. Failure to adopt rules to respond to the change in OSHA policies and to meet the new SAMM measures could result in the suspension of Washington's state plan approval and/or federal funding.
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 the formulation of these rules for proposal may contact the individual listed below. The public may also participate by commenting after amendments are proposed by providing written comments or giving oral testimony during the public hearing process.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Cynthia Ireland, Administrative Regulations Analyst, Department of Labor and Industries, Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), P.O. Box 44620, Olympia, WA 98504-4620, phone (360) 902-5522, fax (360) 902-5619, e-mail
April 22, 2014
Joel Sacks