PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
(Board of Boiler Rules)
[Filed October 19, 2021, 8:32 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Consideration of boiler and pressure vessel fee increase under WAC 296-104-700 What are the inspection fees—Examination fees—Certificate fees—Expenses?
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 70.79
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The board of boiler rules and department of labor and industries is considering a 5.58 percent fee increase for boiler and pressure vessel inspections and other boiler program public safety activities. This is the office of financial management's maximum allowable fiscal growth factor rate for fiscal year 2023. The current fee levels are not enough to cover current program expenses. A fee increase is needed to ensure the programs' revenues match expenditures; otherwise, service levels may need to be reduced.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: The board of boiler rules reviews and approves all rule changes. Interested parties can participate in the adoption process for 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.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Kimmie Stringfellow, Department of Labor and Industries, P.O. Box 44400, Olympia, WA 98504-4400, phone 360-902-5039, fax 360-902-5292, email Kimmie.Stringfellow@Lni.wa.gov, website https://www.lni.wa.gov/rulemaking-activity/?query=boiler.
October 19, 2021
Terry Chapin, Chair
Board of Boiler Rules