Department of Labor & Industries
7273 Linderson Way SW
Tumwater, WA 98501
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Meeting ID: 864-7704-0744
The hearing will start at 9:00 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 April 4, 2023.
The purpose of this rulemaking is to adopt amendments to the factory assembled structures rules for review and approval of design plans by licensed professional engineers, architects, and firms for commercial coach trailers, factory-built housing and commercial structures, recreational park trailers (also known as park model recreational vehicles and park trailers), recreational vehicles, and conversion vendor units. Since 2021, L&I has adopted emergency rules, most recently on December 13, 2022, under WSR 23-01-038, allowing third party reviews by approved licensed professionals to reduce a backlog of design plans for review and approval in the Factory Assembled Structures (FAS) Program. The emergency rule clarified the procedures for review and approval of design plans for commercial coaches and factory-built and commercial structures by licensed professional engineers, architects, or firms under chapters 296-150C and 296-150F WAC. The emergency rules also allowed licensed professionals or firms to review and approve design plans for recreational park trailers, recreational vehicles, and conversion vendor units under chapters 296-150P, 296-150R, and 296-150V WAC. This rulemaking adopts the standards in the emergency rule as permanent rules. The adopted rules are in two parts. The first part, adopts amendments that update and clarify existing rules for review and approval of design plans for commercial coaches (chapter 296-150C WAC) and factory-built housing and commercial structures (chapter 296-150F WAC). The second part, adopts amendments that add new requirements for review and approval of design plans for recreational park trailers (chapter 296-150P WAC), recreational vehicles (chapter 296-150R WAC), and conversion vending units and medical units (chapter 296-150V WAC), among other changes.