Event Details

Clean Energy: Labor Standards Certification for Tax Incentives

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
2 p.m.


To join on your computer or mobile app:
Meeting ID: 822-7046-7354
Passcode: FPLS2023!

To join by phone (audio only):
Meeting ID: 822-7046-7354
Passcode: 872736513

Find your local number here: https://lni-wa-gov.zoom.us/u/keGmYEQ4p

The hearing will start at 2:00 p.m. and continue until all oral comments are received.

L&I encourages the submittal of written comments, due by 5:00 p.m. on April 14, 2023.

Public hearings held virtually have proven effective in allowing greater public access, eliminating the burden of physical travel, and maintaining public safety. Accordingly, this public hearing will not be held in person.


This rulemaking implements the Labor Standard Certification requirements for clean and renewable energy tax incentives under Second Substitute House Bill 1988 (2SHB 1988) and Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5714 (ESSB 5714) under chapter 296-140 WAC. 2SHB 1988 and ESSB 5714 allow for tax deferrals on investment projects in clean technology manufacturing, clean alternative fuels production, and renewable energy storage, as well as solar canopies when the project meets certain labor standards and is certified by L&I, supporting Washington’s clean energy economy and transitioning to a clean, affordable, and reliable energy future. This adoption: Reorganizes and add terms to the definition section; Identifies which definitions apply to different sections of the chapter; Provides clarity on each type of qualifying clean energy project identified under the rules; and Expands language regarding good faith efforts to align with federal and Washington State Department of Transportation’s good faith efforts standards.