Elevator Fee Corrections
Public Hearing on Proposed Rules
Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Department of Labor & Industries - Tukwila Office
12806 Gateway Dr. S
Tukwila, WA 98168
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Meeting ID: 896 6219 4843
The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. and continue until all oral comments are received.
L&I encourages the submittal of written comments, due by 5:00 p.m. on August 23, 2023.
The purpose of this rulemaking is to correct the elevator fees under chapter 296-96 WAC, Safety regulations and fees for all elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators and other conveyances. On October 18, 2022, L&I adopted two, 8.5% increases to all elevator fees effective January 1, 2023, and January 1, 2024 (WSR 22-21-118). The fee increase supports funding for a new Conveyance Management System. As a result of a typographical error, some of the fee effective dates were incorrect. The fees affected include permits, inspections, and other services for conveyances. This rulemaking proposes corrections, along with other housekeeping amendments. Proposed amendments: Correct the fee effective dates from July 1, 2024, to January 1, 2024; Remove obsolete fees; Correct the fee amount for inspecting and testing of elevators used for construction; and Modify rules for clarity and general housekeeping, such as renumbering, formatting, etc.