PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
[Filed July 23, 2019, 10:39 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-05 WAC, Apprenticeship rules.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 49.04
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The federal update to apprenticeship equal employment opportunity (EEO) guidelines, 29 C.F.R. 30, requires our state system to make updates to EEO guidelines in our rule.
The apprentice utilization requirements take full effect January 1, 2020. EHB 1849 (chapter 244, Laws of 2018) assigns the duty of verifying compliance to the supervisor of apprenticeship and requires the department to adopt rules to implement this process.
In addition, key language was omitted during the 2018 revision that needs clarification or to be placed back into rule.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The United State Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship, Employer and Labor Services, which has federal apprenticeship oversight responsibility, will be proved [provided] a copy of the proposed rules.
Process for Developing New Rule: The department will develop the rule language with input from the Washington state apprenticeship and training council (WSATC) and other interested parties. Interested parties may participate in the decision to adopt the amended rules and formulation of the rules before publication by contacting the individual below. The public may also participate, after amendments are proposed by providing written comments and/or testimony during the public hearing and comment period.
For more information on this rule making, visit the department of labor and industries' (L&I) laws and rules web site at http://www.lni.wa.gov/LawRule/ or contact the individual below.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Beverly Clark, L&I, Fraud Prevention and Labor Standards Division, P.O. Box 44400, Olympia, WA 98504-4400, phone 360-902-6272, fax 360-902-5292, email Beverly.Clark@Lni.wa.gov.
July 23, 2019