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Boiler laws and rules

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2016 boiler rule development

The Board of Boiler Rules is proposing 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: WAC 296-104-700 Proposed Language (224 KB PDF).

May 17, 2016 Preproposal (CR-101)
July 5, 2016 Proposed Rule-Making (CR-102)
August 24, 2016 Public Hearing at Tacoma L&I Office Information Packet
August 25, 2016 Adoption (Rule-Making Order CR-103)


The tentative adoption date for the rules is August 25, 2016. The rules would become effective on October 1, 2016.

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