PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
[Filed August 16, 2022, 8:56 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amendments for consideration to the factory assembled structures (FAS) rules under chapter 296-150C WAC, Commercial coaches; chapter 296-150F WAC, Factory-built housing and commercial structures; chapter 296-150P WAC, Recreational park trailers; chapter 296-150R WAC, Recreational vehicles; and chapter 296-150V WAC, Conversion vendor units and medical units.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 43.22
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department of labor and industries (L&I) is considering amendments to FAS rules for design plan reviews by licensed professional engineers, architects, and firms for commercial coach trailers, factory-built housing and commercial structures, recreational park trailers, recreational vehicles, and conversion vendor units (food trucks and trailers). L&I has adopted emergency rules to clarify the procedures for review and approval of design plans for commercial coaches and factory-built and commercial structures by licensed professional engineers, architects, or firms under chapters 296-150C and 296-150F WAC. The emergency rule also allows those professionals to review and approve design plans for conversion vendor units, recreational vehicles (RVs), and park model RVs under chapters 296-150P, 296-150R, and 296-150V WAC. This rule making considers the adoption of permanent rules. L&I will be soliciting input from stakeholders in development of the permanent rules.
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://lni.wa.gov/licensing-permits/manufactured-modular-mobile-structures/laws-rules#rule-development.
August 16, 2022