WSR 17-17-075
[Filed August 15, 2017, 10:45 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amendments to WAC 296-46B-920 Electrical/telecommunications license/certificate types and scope of work.
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 considering amendments to WAC 296-46B-920 Electrical/telecommunications/license/certificate types and scope of work. The amendments for consideration will modify the scope of work for residential (02) and signs (04) electrician specialties. The department received a petition for rule making on June 2, 2017, to modify the (04) work scope to include energy efficient retrofitting of exterior luminaires that are mounted on a pole or other structure. A second petition for rule making was received on August 9, 2017, to modify the residential (02) specialty to allow electrical work in multifamily occupancies of buildings up to seven stories. The department has accepted these petitions. This rule making will review the existing rule for possible modifications to both electrician specialty scopes of work.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
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. All rule proposals will be reviewed by the electrical board.
For more information on this rule making, visit the labor and industries web site at or contact the individual below. Interested parties can sign up for email updates at
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Alicia Curry, P.O. Box 44400, Olympia, WA 98504-4400, phone 360-902-6244, fax 360-902-5292, email, web site
August 15, 2017
Joel Sacks