(1) This chapter applies only to temporary worker housing as:
(a) Defined in chapter 70.114A
(b) Licensed under chapter 246-358
WAC (temporary worker housing rules) according to RCW 43.70.340
(Farmworker housing inspection fund -- fee on labor camp operating license).
(2) Existing structures built as nonresidential buildings, according to the state building code, may be licensed as temporary worker housing by complying with the specific requirements of WAC 246-359-600
, alternate construction, and approved under the authority of this chapter.
(3) Alterations to residential housing constructed according to the state building code and approved by the authority having jurisdiction must apply to:
(a) The authority having jurisdiction for issuing building permits; or
(b) The department in compliance with this chapter.
(4) Temporary worker housing meeting the requirements of subsection (1) of this section must:
(a) Be located on a rural worksite; and
(b) Comply with:
(i) WISHA labor camp provisions;
(ii) Chapter 246-358
WAC (temporary worker housing rules); and
(iii) The electrical code, chapter 296-46
(5) Temporary worker housing built in compliance with this chapter is exempt from state building code accessibility laws, RCW 19.27.031
(6) Temporary worker housing built in compliance with this chapter which is subsequently converted to another use becomes subject to all local requirements for such use as enforced by the authority having jurisdiction.
(7) This chapter does not apply to:
(a) Housing built for use by the general public which is governed by chapter 59.18
RCW (Residential Landlord-Tenant Act) or chapter 59.20
RCW (Mobile Home Landlord-Tenant Act);
(b) Factory assembled structures as defined in this chapter, except for the requirements in subsection (8) of this section; and
(c) The construction of structures governed by the state building code and enforced by the authority having jurisdiction.
(8) This chapter is limited to issuing a construction permit for factory assembled structures to meet the following requirements:
(a) On-site installation; and
(b) Inspection of the site, foundation, and hook-ups, including, but not limited to: Potable water, sewage disposal systems, or gas connections.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.114A.081. 99-03-065, § 246-359-005, filed 1/18/99, effective 2/18/99.]