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  • Safety Standards For Construction.

    2018 rulemaking – fee increase

    2018 contractors rule development
    The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries is considering fee increases for the Contractor Registration, Elevator, and Factory Assembled Structures (FAS) programs.

    The rule changes under consideration would increase fees by the fiscal-growth factor rate of 4%. This is the maximum increase allowed under the state Office of Financial Management. A fee increase is needed to cover operating expenses for inspections and other program public safety activities.

    The following are the rulemaking documents:

    Here's what happens next:

    • July 17, 2018: Preproposal (CR-101) filed with the Code Reviser's Office.
    • October 2018: Expected filing of the proposed rules (CR-102) with the Code Reviser's Office.
    • November 2018: Public hearing on the proposed rules.
    • November 2018: Expected filing of final rules (CR-103) with the Code Reviser's Office.
    • Jan. 1, 2019: Expected effective date of the rules.
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