PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
[Filed August 15, 2019, 7:28 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Implementation of 2019 legislation (E3SHB 1257, chapter 285, Laws of 2019) directing commerce to establish a state energy performance standard, early adoption incentive program, and compliance requirements for covered commercial buildings
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Sections 3 and 4, chapter 285, Laws of 2019.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The 2019 legislation requires the department to establish a state energy performance standard for commercial buildings. It requires that the standard must include energy use intensity targets by building type and methods of conditional compliance, and that commerce develop administrative procedures for the early adopter incentive program and mandatory compliance program.
Process for Developing New Rule: Standard rule-making process.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Emily Salzbergl [Salzberg], P.O. Box 42525, Olympia, WA 98504, phone 360-561-8182, email firstname.lastname@example.org, web site www.commerce.wa.gov/buildings/.
Additional comments: Commerce maintains an email distribution list for communication with stakeholders. Interested parties may add their names to the distribution list by visiting the web page listed above.
August 15, 2019