Rulemaking

This page lists rule changes, hearings schedules, and supporting documents.

Get an overview of the L&I rulemaking process. See a glossary of terms to help understand the rulemaking/code adoption process.

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2018 Rulemaking – ASME A17.3 Safety Codes

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries is considering rule changes to adopt additional requirements from the 2015 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) A17.3 safety codes for existing elevators and escalators. The changes would affect Washington Administrative Code chapter 296-96. These changes were originally proposed as part of the elevator rule changes adopted on August 31, 2018.  A separate rulemaking is being done specific to these changes to ensure building owners and other interested parties understand the impacts of these requirements and to provide for an additional opportunity for public comment.

The following are the rulemaking documents:

Acrobat PDF file Pre-proposal (CR-101)

Here's what happens next:

  • TBD: The proposed rules (CR-102) are expected to be submitted to the state Code Reviser's Office.
  • TBD: Public hearing(s) on the proposed rules is tentatively scheduled.
  • TBD: The final rules (CR-103) are expected to be adopted.
  • TBD: The new rules are expected to take effect.

 

 

2018 Rulemaking – Fee Increase

2018 Elevator Rule Development
A 4% increase in fees the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries charges for services from the Contractor Registration, Elevator, and Factory Assembled Structures programs will take effect Jan. 4, 2019.

The rule changes affect the following:

  • Chapter 296-200A WAC - Contractor Certificate of Registration Renewals – Security - Insurance.
  • Chapter 296-96 WAC - Safety Regulations and fees for all elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators and other conveyances
  • Chapter 296-150C WAC - Commercial coaches
  • Chapter 296-150F WAC - Factory-built housing and commercial structures
  • Chapter 296-150I WAC - Manufactured home installer training and certification program
  • Chapter 296-150M WAC - Manufactured homes
  • Chapter 296-150P WAC - Recreational park trailers
  • Chapter 296-150R WAC - Recreational vehicles
  • Chapter 296-150T WAC - Factory-built temporary worker housing structures
  • Chapter 296-150V WAC - Conversion vendor units and medical units

 

 

2018 Rulemaking - Rule Changes for Safety Codes

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has adopted new safety codes from the 2016 edition of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and other related codes; and additional changes to update and clarify existing rules, along with housekeeping changes. The changes affect Washington Administrative Code chapter 296-96, excluding rules around licensing (see below). The new rules take effect Oct. 1, 2018.

Here's what happens next:

  • Aug. 31, 2018: The final rules (CR-103) filed with the Code Reviser's Office.
  • Oct. 1, 2018: Effective date of the rules.


 

2018 Rulemaking - Rule Changes for Licensing Regulations

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has adopted changes to the elevator licensing rules. The department performed a formal review of the licensing rules to update and clarify the rules and make housekeeping changes. The adopted rules include changes to Washington Administrative Code 296-96. The new rules take effect Oct. 1, 2018. See a complete list of categories and learn how to obtain a license.

Here's what happens next:

  • Aug. 31, 2018: The final rules (CR-103) filed with the state Code Reviser's Office.
  • Oct. 1, 2018: Effective date of the rules.

 

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