PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
[Filed May 23, 2023, 8:41 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Elevator fee corrections; WAC 296-96-00922, 296-96-01005, 296-96-01010, 296-96-01025, 296-96-01027, 296-96-01030, 296-96-01035, 296-96-01040, 296-96-01045, 296-96-01055, 296-96-01057, 296-96-01060, and 296-96-01065.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 70.87
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The purpose of this rule making is to consider corrections to the elevator fees under chapter 296-96 WAC. On October 18, 2022, the department of labor and industries (L&I) adopted an 8.5 percent increase to all elevator fees effective January 1, 2023, and January 1, 2024 (WSR 22-21-118). The fee increase was needed to support funding for a new conveyance management system. As a result of a typographical error, some of the fee implementation dates were incorrect. The fees affected include permits, inspections, and other services for conveyances. This rule making considers amendments to make corrections and for general housekeeping.
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.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Meagan Edwards, L&I, Field Services and Public Safety, P.O. Box 44400, Olympia, WA 98504-4400, phone 360-522-0125, fax 360-902-6134, email Meagan.Edwards@Lni.wa.gov, website https://lni.wa.gov/licensing-permits/elevators/laws-rules-policies#rule-development.
May 23, 2023