PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
[Filed November 3, 2020, 8:36 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Fee increase under consideration for the following factory assembled structures (FAS) rules: WAC 296-150C-3000 Commercial coach fees, 296-150F-3000 Factory-built housing and commercial structure fees, 296-150I-3000 Penalties, fees, and refunds (Manufactured Home Installer Training and Certification Program), 296-150M-3000 Manufactured/mobile home fees, 296-150P-3000 Recreational park trailer fees, 296-150T-3000 Factory-built temporary worker housing fees, and 296-150V-3000 Conversion vendor units and medical units—Fees.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 43.22
RCW, department of labor and industries (L&I) and chapter 43.22A
RCW, Mobile and manufactured home installation.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The purpose of this rule making is to consider a fee increase of 5.91 percent for the FAS program to support operating expenses for inspections and other program public safety activities. This is the office of financial management's maximum allowable fiscal growth factor rate for fiscal year 2021. L&I evaluated the budget and projected revenue of the program and determined a fee increase is needed 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 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, L&I, Field Services and Public Safety Division, P.O. Box 44400, Olympia, WA 98504-4400, phone 360-902-6244, fax 360-902-5292, email Alicia.Curry@Lni.wa.gov, website https://www.lni.wa.gov/rulemaking-activity/?query=FAS.
November 3, 2020