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Rules Under Development

Elevators

Chapter 296-96, WAC

All updates for this rule:

Elevator Fees

The purpose of this rulemaking is to increase the elevator fees by 13.1% to cover the additional six FTEs given to the Department's Elevator Program by the Legislature. The changes were adopted 2/26/2014 and became effective on 4/1/2014.686.

4/1/2014

Rule Changes Effective

2/26/2014

PDF: Adoption (Rule-Making Order CR-103)

PDF: Adopted Rule Language

1/22/2014

Public Hearing

1/22/2014

Comments Due

12/17/2013

PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language

8/21/2013

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

Elevator Rules

The elevator program reviews their rules for additions and revisions on a regular basis to ensure the rules are consistent with the national conveyance safety standards and industry practice. The rulemaking will adopt: The current national conveyance safety standards for elevators and escalators, platform lifts and chair lifts, belt man lifts, and personnel hoists; Exceptions to the national conveyance safety standards to ensure public, worker, and building safety; Language to clarify statutory requirements for conveyance owners, mechanics and contractors; Proposals requested by stakeholders, such as requiring withdraw notices to be submitted to the department, if a mechanic leaves to work in another state and plans to return to work in the state of Washington; Rules to provide clarification for existing conveyance safety standards; and, Language for general housekeeping, grammatical and reference corrections to bring the rules up to date. The changes were adopted 11/27/2013 and became effective on 1/1/2014.670.

1/1/2014

Rule Changes Effective

11/27/2013

PDF: Adoption (Rule-Making Order CR-103)

PDF: Adopted Rule Language

10/14/2013

Public Hearing

10/14/2013

Comments Due

9/3/2013

PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language

11/20/2012

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

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