WSR 20-05-073
[Filed February 18, 2020, 11:35 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: A new chapter will be created for rules that will comply with the provisions of chapter 49.80 RCW, High hazard facilitiesWorkforce.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, and 49.80.060.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is initiating rule making to implement the advanced safety training requirements under chapter 49.80 RCW, High hazard facilitiesWorkforce. Chapter 49.80 RCW, enacted in 2019, requires owners of petroleum refining or petrochemical manufacturing facilities use a skilled and trained workforce when contracting for construction, alteration, demolition, installation, repair, or maintenance work. By January 1, 2022, all workers in the skilled and trained workforce must have completed within the past three calendar years at least twenty hours of approved advanced safety training for workers at high hazard facilities. This rule making will include requirements for advanced safety training certification for workers, curriculum for in-person classroom and laboratory instruction, and approval of training providers.
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 rules 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 Tari Enos, P.O. Box 44620, Olympia, WA 98504-4620, phone 360-902-5541, fax 360-902-5619, email, website
February 18, 2020
Joel Sacks