PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
[Filed December 1, 2020, 7:49 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Changes under consideration to WAC 296-46B-995 Electrical board—Appeal rights and hearings.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 19.28
RCW, Electricians and electrical installations, including RCW 19.28.031
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The purpose of this rule making is to consider amendments to the electrical rules governing appeals and the appeal process under WAC 296-46B-995. The state's electrical board petitioned the department of labor and industries (L&I) to amend the rules for the purpose of clarifying, simplifying, and making the procedures for appeals to the board easier to understand and navigate. This rule making considers the proposed amendments to bring the rules up-to-date and help to eliminate confusion for persons that appeal decisions to the board.
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/or testimony during the public hearing and comment process. All rule changes will be reviewed by the state's electrical board.
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://lni.wa.gov/licensing-permits/electrical/laws-rules-policies.
December 1, 2020