WSR 14-13-089
[Filed June 17, 2014, 6:19 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-307 WAC, Part L, Temporary worker housing and Part L-1, Cherry harvest camps.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department of labor and industries (L&I) and the department of health (DOH) are required by RCW 70.114A.065 and 49.17.310 to have joint rules for the licensing, operation, and inspection of temporary worker and cherry harvest housing and for the enforcement of these rules. Currently, the joint rules are identical except as they relate to issues that fall under the jurisdiction of only one of the agencies. DOH filed a CR-101 Preproposal statement of inquiry on October 28, 2013 (WSR 13-22-014), to consider amending the temporary worker housing and cherry harvest camps operational and inspection processes. These rules will also consider reformatting and incorporating technical housekeeping updates. L&I is initiating rule making to participate with DOH in a joint rule-making process as required.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: DOH, both agencies will be coordinating rule making so that any updated rules are consistent.
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 Tari Enos, Administrative Regulations Analyst, L&I, Division of Occupational Safety and Health, P.O. Box 44620, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 902-5541, e-mail
June 17, 2014
Joel Sacks