WSR 16-23-128
[Filed November 21, 2016, 12:54 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Electrical rules, chapter 296-46B WAC, Electrical safety standards, administration, and installation.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 19.28 RCW, Electricians and electrical installations.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The electrical program is developing permanent rules for the issuance of temporary permits in lieu of certificates of competency for electricians coming from another state as authorized by RCW 19.28.231 and the eligibility of Canadian Red Seal endorsed journeyperson construction electricians to qualify for the Washington journey level electrician competency examination. The electrical program will be seeking input on the development of the permanent rules including, but not limited to: Eligibly [Eligibility] for temporary permits; requirements for temporary permit holders; requirements for hiring general electrical contractors; and temporary permits time frames.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Other [no further information supplied by agency].
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Alicia Curry, 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
November 21, 2016
Joel Sacks