State of Washington
The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is considering changes to the factory assembled structures rules. The changes affect L&I’s Factory Assembled Structures (FAS) Advisory Board, and distributing inspection insignia to manufacturers of recreational vehicles. These changes are necessary after passage of two bills in 2023 that took effect July 23: House Bill 1514 (HB 1514), and Senate Bill 5089 (SB 5089).
About the new laws
HB 1514 streamlines the plan review process. It allows manufacturers of recreational vehicles (RV) and recreational park trailers to request and purchase insignia while their plans are under review by L&I’s FAS Program. The metal labels mark the structure as meeting construction requirements.
SB 5089 was an L&I request bill that amends membership for the FAS Advisory Board. Changes include:
The rule amendments under consideration include:
The changes would affect the following Washington Administrative Code (WAC) rules:
Opportunities to comment
The agency filed a Pre-proposal Statement of Inquiry (CR-101) on Sept. 19. This formally starts the rulemaking process. L&I will seek input in the rule development from the FAS Advisory Committee and will consider other input from other interested parties.
You can find information about this rulemaking at https://www.lni.wa.gov/rulemaking-activity/?query=&ruleTopic=Factory+Assembled+Structures&ruleStatus=Open or https://lni.wa.gov/licensing-permits/manufactured-modular-mobile-structures/laws-rules#rule-development.
We welcome your participation in this rulemaking process. If you have any questions or want to know how to participate in the rule development, please contact us at FAS1@Lni.wa.gov or call 1-800-705-1411, Option 3.
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