WSR 16-14-094
[Filed July 5, 2016, 11:53 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 16-02-090.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 296-127-01324 ElectricianMotor shop.
Hearing Location(s): Department of Labor and Industries (L&I), 7273 Linderson Way S.W., Room S119, Tumwater, WA 98501, on August 19, 2016, at 9 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: September 20, 2016.
Submit Written Comments to: Beverly Clark, P.O. Box 44400, Olympia, WA 98504-4400, e-mail, fax (360) 902-4988, by 5 p.m., August 19, 2016. Written comments submitted by fax must be ten pages or less.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Beverly Clark by 5 p.m. on August 1, 2016, at or (360) 902-6272.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The proposed rule is to adopt a new rule as a prevailing wage scope of work description for motor shop electricians. This trade and occupation classification has not previously had any scope of work description but does have published prevailing rates of wage. Prior to 2000, the prevailing wage scope of work descriptions (if any) were promulgated by the industrial statistician on an as needed basis (and not adopted as administrative rule). No scope was promulgated for motor shop electricians.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Clearly identifying the extent of this trade and occupation will assist in better identifying the exact universe [universal way] to survey in order to establish the prevailing rate of wage for this trade and occupation classification as well as having a defensible description of the trade for any wage compliance matters. The prevailing wage program notified hundreds of motor shop businesses by letter of its intention to proceed with a scope of work rule-making process and invited them to participate through the prevailing wage advisory committee (PWAC) meetings or their independent communications with L&I. The program worked with PWAC, and its representation from business, labor, public agencies, as well as participation from the public regarding development of this draft scope of work description for motor shop electricians. Consensus was obtained to move this draft forward into rule making.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 39.12 RCW.
Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 39.12 RCW.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: L&I, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Jim Christensen, Tumwater, Washington, (360) 902-5330; Implementation and Enforcement: Elizabeth Smith, Tumwater, Washington, (360) 902-6320.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The department's proposed rules are subject to the Regulatory Fairness Act, but they do not require a small business economic impact statement because the proposed changes do not impose more than a minor cost (see RCW 19.85.025 030 [19.85.030] (1)(a)). The changes in the proposed rule do not place any new obligations on employers and they do not require employers to incur additional costs.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The changes in the proposed rule will not alter any current agency practice or interpretation of law. The changes in the proposed rule do not place any new obligations on employers and they do not require employers to incur additional costs.
July 5, 2016
E. LaPalm
for Joel Sacks
WAC 296-127-01324 Electrician-motor shop.
For the purpose of the Washington state public works law, chapter 39.12 RCW, ElectricianMotor shop performs in-shop repair and maintenance on A.C. and D.C. electric motors and controllers. This work includes, but is not limited to:
Assembles and tests electric motor and generator stators, armatures, or rotors. Inspects cores for defects and aligns laminations, using hammer and drift. Files burrs from core slots, using hand file, portable power file, and scraper. Lines slots with sheet insulation and inserts coils into slots. Cuts, strips, and bends wire leads at ends of coils, using pliers and wire scrapers. Twists leads together to connect coils. Taps coil and end windings to shape, using hammer and fiber block. Tests windings for motor-housing clearance, grounds, and short circuits, using clearance gauge, growler, spring-steel blade, telephone receiver, insulation tester, and resistance bridge. Winds new coils on armatures, stators, or rotors of used motors and generators. May rewind defective coils. Turns armatures. Tests circuits, connections, controllers, and transformers. May be designated according to motor part wound as armature winder (electrical equipment); rotor winder (electrical equipment); stator winder (electrical equipment).
The work of the motor shop electrician is limited to in-shop work.