WSR 15-15-148
[Filed July 21, 2015, 7:52 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Factory assembled structures (FAS) rules, chapter 296-150M WAC, Manufactured homes.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 43.22 RCW, Department of labor and industries and chapter 43.22A RCW, Mobile and manufactured home installation.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The FAS program is planning amendments to sections of chapter 296-150M WAC for manufactured homes. The program reviews the rules on a regular basis to ensure consistency with federal and national safety code requirements and industry standards, to clarify the existing rules, perform housekeeping, etc. Rule making is needed to:
Adopt the latest code requirements and industry standards for manufactured and mobile homes in the state of Washington;
Amend the rules for clarity, to improve safety and reflect current processes, for example:
Allowing the department to handle consumer complaints regarding manufactured homes;
Process change for submittal of approved fire safety certificates to the county treasurer's office, as opposed to the department; and
Clarify that awnings and/or carports must be constructed without blocking egress doors or windows.
Update the rules for permits, insignias, plan review, and inspections;
Amend language for consistency with statutory requirements; and
Amend language for general housekeeping, grammatical and reference corrections, etc.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: There are no other federal and/or state agencies regulating this subject that required coordination of the rules.
Process for Developing New Rule: Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rules and formulation of the proposed rules before publication by contacting the individual listed below. The public can also participate, after amendments are proposed by providing written comments and/or testimony during the public hearing and comment process.
For more information on this rule making, visit the L&I web site at or contact the individual below.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Alicia Curry, Rules Coordinator, Department of Labor and Industries, Field Services and Public Safety Division, P.O. Box 44400, Olympia, WA 98504-4400, phone (360) 902-6244, fax (360) 902-5292, e-mail
July 21, 2015
Joel Sacks