WSR 17-13-104
[Filed June 20, 2017, 10:28 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-45 WAC, Electric power generation, transmission and distribution.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule making is being done to comply with the division of occupational safety and health (DOSH) eRules initiative in addition to making necessary corrections to the rule that have been identified since the updated rule was effective May 3, 2016. The eRules portion of this rule making will provide a format consistent with all the other DOSH rules, and allow ease of access using the DOSH web site. Additional corrections include: Correct an error relating to hard hats, add a reference in the scope of this rule to chapter 296-32 WAC, and update notes inadvertently formatted as requirements. Incorporate additional housekeeping changes.
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 Cynthia Ireland, Administrative Regulations Analyst, Department of Labor and Industries, Division of Occupational Safety and Health, P.O. Box 44620, Olympia, WA 98504-4620, phone (360) 902-5522, fax (360) 902-5619, email
June 20, 2017
Joel Sacks