PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
[Filed July 17, 2018, 9:39 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is considering a possible fee increase for the following rules: Contractor registration (chapter 296-200A WAC, Contractor certificate of registration renewals—Security—Insurance); elevators (chapter 296-96 WAC, Safety regulations and fees for all elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators and other conveyances); and factory assembled structures (chapter 296-150C WAC, Commercial coaches; chapter 296-150F WAC, Factory-built housing and commercial structures; chapter 296-150I WAC, Manufactured home installer training and certification program; chapter 296-150M WAC, Manufactured homes; chapter 296-150P WAC, Recreational park trailers; chapter 296-150R WAC, Recreational vehicles; chapter 296-150T WAC, Factory-built temporary worker housing structures; and chapter 296-150V WAC, Conversion vendor units and medical units).
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapters 18.27
, 70.87, 43.22, and 43.22A
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The purpose of this rule making is to consider increasing fees by 4.00 percent (office of financial management's maximum allowable fiscal growth factor for fiscal year 2019) for the contractor registration, elevator, and factory assembled structures programs. The department evaluated the programs' budgets and projected revenue and determined fee increases are necessary to help cover the cost of ongoing services.
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.
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, P.O. Box 44400, Olympia, WA 98504-4400, phone 360-902-6244, fax 360-902-5292, email Alicia.Curry@Lni.wa.gov, web site www.lni.wa.gov.
July 17, 2018