WSR 19-16-131
[Filed August 6, 2019, 11:36 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: eRules Phase 11, chapter 296-32 WAC, Safety standards for telecommunications.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule making is part of the division of occupational safety and health (DOSH) eRules project. This rule making will not add or change requirements but will reformat rules to provide consistency in format and design and accessibility via mobile electronic devices. This rule making will accomplish the following:
Consistent format for all DOSH safety and health rules.
Ability to use the DOSH web site for safety and health rules.
Easy to access rules for smart phone and tablet users.
Bookmarks in the rules allow easy navigation in PDF files.
Bullets and dashes are removed and replaced with numbers and letters for easier referencing.
Enhances rule update efficiency for customers by allowing for faster updates through electronic postings.
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 Julie Osterberg, P.O. Box 44620, Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-902-5819, fax 360-902-5619, email
August 6, 2019
Joel Sacks