WSR 15-24-101
[Filed December 1, 2015, 9:46 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: eRules Phase VII; chapter 296-32 WAC, Safety standards for telecommunications; chapter 296-36 WAC, Safety standardsCompressed air work; chapter 296-37 WAC, Standards for commercial diving operations; chapter 296-52 WAC, Safety standards for possession, handling and use of explosives; chapter 296-59 WAC, Safety standards for ski area facilities and operations; chapter 296-63 WAC, Right to know fee assessment; chapter 296-67 WAC, Safety standards for process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals; chapter 296-79 WAC, Safety standards for pulp, paper and paperboard mills and converters; chapter 296-78 WAC, Safety standards for sawmills and woodworking operations; chapter 296-99 WAC, Grain handling facilities; and chapter 296-115 WAC, Safety requirements for charter boats.
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: When the agency updated its web site, template division of occupational safety and health (DOSH) rules in HTML were broken and DOSH began forwarding rule users to the office of the code reviser web site, causing more confusion among customers. The preproposal package will resolve stakeholder issues that have caused confusion for rule users by bringing one clear and consistent format to all of our rules. This preproposal will accomplish the following:
No requirements are changing because of this preproposal.
Consistent format for all DOSH safety and health rules.
Easy to access rules for smart phone and tablet users.
Bookmarks in the rules allow easy navigation in PDF files.
Bullets and dashes are removed and replaced with numbers and letters for easier referencing.
Enhances rule update efficiency for customers by allowing for faster updates through electronic postings.
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 Tari Enos, Administrative Regulations Analyst, Department of Labor and Industries, DOSH, P.O. Box 44620, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 902-5541, e-mail
December 1, 2015
Joel Sacks