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Rule Development

2017 Boiler Rule Development (Fee Increase Proposal)

The Board of Boiler Rules is planning to increase fees in WAC 296-104-700 (212 KB PDF) by the fiscal-growth factor of 4.16% for fiscal year 2018 (Office of Financial Management’s (OFM) maximum allowable fiscal growth rate). The Boiler Program’s budget and projected revenue indicate a fee increase is necessary to cover the program’s operating expenses.

The schedule for this rulemaking is as follows (subject to change):

February 2017

Preproposal (CR-101)

April 2017

Proposed Rule-Making (CR-102)

May 2017

Public Hearing at Tacoma L&I Office

June 2017

Adoption (Rule-Making Order CR-103)

The tentative effective date of the rules is July 31, 2017.

 


2016 boiler rule adopted

The Board of Boiler Rules adopted amendments to WAC 296-104-700 "What are the inspection fees - Examination fees - Certificate fees - Expenses?" to increase fees by the fiscal-growth factor of 4.32% for fiscal year 2017 (OFM's maximum allowable fiscal growth rate).

The Boiler Program's budget and projected revenue indicate a fee increase is necessary to cover the program's operating expenses.

The following is the proposed rule changes that were adopted: WAC 296-104-700 Proposed Language (224 KB PDF).

The rules became effective on October 1, 2016.

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