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Chapter 296-150T WAC

Last Update: 3/23/21

FACTORY-BUILT TEMPORARY WORKER HOUSING STRUCTURES

WAC Sections

HTMLPDF296-150T-0010Authority, purpose, and scope.
HTMLPDF296-150T-0020What definitions apply to this chapter?
HTMLPDF296-150T-0030How is this chapter enforced?
HTMLPDF296-150T-0040Will you keep my manufacturing information confidential?
HTMLPDF296-150T-0050Can you prohibit the installation of factory-built temporary worker housing structures?
HTMLPDF296-150T-0070Do you have reciprocal agreements with other states to inspect factory-built temporary worker housing structures?
HTMLPDF296-150T-0080Do you allow a local enforcement agency to inspect factory-built temporary worker housing at the manufacturing location?
HTMLPDF296-150T-0100What happens if I disagree with your decision regarding my compliance with this chapter?
HTMLPDF296-150T-0110Do you have an advisory board to address factory-built temporary worker housing structure issues?
HTMLPDF296-150T-0120Where can I obtain technical assistance regarding factory-built temporary worker housing structures?
HTMLPDF296-150T-0130How do I register a complaint?
HTMLPDF296-150T-0140Do you allow the use of alternate materials, alternate design and method of construction?
INSIGNIA
HTMLPDF296-150T-0200Who must purchase factory-built temporary worker housing insignia?
HTMLPDF296-150T-0210What are the insignia requirements?
HTMLPDF296-150T-0220How do I obtain insignia information and the required forms?
HTMLPDF296-150T-0230What are the insignia application requirements?
HTMLPDF296-150T-0250How do I replace lost or damaged insignia?
DESIGN PLAN
HTMLPDF296-150T-0300When is design plan approval required?
DESIGN-PLAN APPROVAL
HTMLPDF296-150T-0320What must I provide with my request for design-plan approval by the department?
HTMLPDF296-150T-0340What must an engineering analysis for design plans include?
HTMLPDF296-150T-0350What must the test procedures and results for design plans include?
HTMLPDF296-150T-0380What happens if you approve my design plan?
HTMLPDF296-150T-0390If my design plan is not approved, how much time do I have to submit a corrected design plan?
HTMLPDF296-150T-0400What happens after my design plan is approved?
HTMLPDF296-150T-0410When does my design plan expire?
HTMLPDF296-150T-0495Contractor deposit accounts.
INSPECTIONS PRIOR TO ISSUANCE OF AN INSIGNIA
HTMLPDF296-150T-0500When is an inspection required?
HTMLPDF296-150T-0510How do I request an inspection?
HTMLPDF296-150T-0520What happens if my factory-built temporary worker housing structure passes inspection?
HTMLPDF296-150T-0530Am I charged if I request an inspection but I am not prepared?
HTMLPDF296-150T-0540Who inspects factory-built temporary worker housing structures for installation at the temporary worker housing site?
HTMLPDF296-150T-0550Do you notify the department of health after your final inspection of factory-built structures at a manufacturing location?
USED FACTORY-BUILT STRUCTURES WITHOUT AN INSIGNIA
HTMLPDF296-150T-0580Must I obtain an insignia for used factory-built structures?
HTMLPDF296-150T-0590How do I obtain insignia for used factory-built structures?
CODES FOR FACTORY-BUILT TEMPORARY WORKER HOUSING
HTMLPDF296-150T-0600What manufacturing codes apply to factory-built temporary worker housing?
MANUFACTURER'S NOTICE TO THE DEPARTMENT
HTMLPDF296-150T-0700Must manufacturers of factory-built temporary worker housing structures notify you if they manufacture at more than one location?
HTMLPDF296-150T-0710Must manufacturers of factory-built temporary worker housing structures notify you of a change in business name or address?
HTMLPDF296-150T-0720Must manufacturers of factory-built temporary worker housing structures notify you of a change in business ownership?
FACTORY-BUILT TEMPORARY WORKER HOUSING FEES
HTMLPDF296-150T-3000Factory-built temporary worker housing fees.


PDF296-150T-0010

Authority, purpose, and scope.

(1) This chapter is authorized by RCW 43.22.420, 43.22.434 and 43.22.450 through 43.22.490 and 43.70.337, covering the construction and approval of factory-built temporary worker housing.
(2) This chapter applies to the approval:
(a) Of factory-built temporary worker housing structures; and
(b) After occupancy of a factory-built temporary worker housing structure, all inspections are done by the department of health.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.480. WSR 99-12-079, § 296-150T-0010, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99.]



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What definitions apply to this chapter?

"Approved" is approved by the department of labor and industries.
"Damaged in transit" is damage that effects the integrity of the structural design or damage to any other system referenced in the codes required by the temporary worker housing construction standard.
"Department" is the department of labor and industries. The department may also be referred to as "we" or "us" in this chapter. Note: You may contact us at: Department of Labor and Industries, Specialty Compliance, P.O. Box 44440, Olympia, WA 98504-4440.
"Department of health" is the state agency responsible for adopting by rule a "temporary worker housing construction standard." You may contact them for copies of the "temporary worker housing construction standards" at: Department of Health, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852.
"Design option" is a design that a manufacturer may use as an option to its design plan.
"Design plan" is a plan for the construction of factory-built temporary worker housing that includes floor plans, elevation drawings, specifications, engineering data, or test results necessary for a complete evaluation of the design. The design plan expires one year after approval or when a new temporary worker housing construction standard becomes effective or the electrical code as adopted by chapter 296-46 WAC adopts a new code. Electrical code changes if minor may be made by submitting an addendum.
"Equipment" is all material, appliances, devices, fixtures, fittings, or accessories used in the manufacture, assembly, installation, or alteration of factory-built temporary worker housing structures.
"Factory assembled structure (FAS) advisory board" is a board authorized to advise the director of the department regarding the issues and adoption of rules relating to factory-built temporary worker housing structures. (See RCW 43.22.420.)
"Factory-built temporary worker housing" is housing designed and constructed to the requirements in chapter 246-359 WAC, "temporary worker housing construction standard" as promulgated by the department of health for human occupancy. The structure which is entirely or substantially prefabricated or assembled at a place other than a building site. (See RCW 43.22.450(3).)
"Insignia" is a label that we attach to a structure to verify that a factory-built temporary worker housing structure meets the requirements of this chapter.
"Install" is to erect or set in place a structure at a building site. It may also be the construction or assembly of a component as part of a factory-built temporary worker housing.
"Listed" is a piece of equipment, a component, or an installation that appears in a list published by a testing or listing agency and is suitable for use in a specified manner.
"Listing agency" is an organization whose business is approving equipment, components, or installations for publication.
"Local enforcement agency" is the department of health with power to enforce regulations governing the installation of factory-built temporary worker housing.
"Manufacturing" is making, fabricating, forming, or assembling a factory-built temporary worker housing structure.
"Repair" is the replacement, addition, modification, or removal of any construction, equipment, system, or installation to correct damage in transit or during on-site installation before occupancy.
"Unit" is a factory-built temporary worker structure.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.480. WSR 99-12-079, § 296-150T-0020, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99.]



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How is this chapter enforced?

(1) To enforce this chapter, we or another governmental inspection agency will inspect each factory-built temporary worker housing structure that is sited in Washington. Inspections will be conducted during normal work hours or at other reasonable times. (See WAC 296-150T-0070.)
(2) We will inspect each unit as required by the temporary worker housing construction standard and the electrical code. (See WAC 296-150T-0500.)
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.480. WSR 99-12-079, § 296-150T-0030, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99.]



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Will you keep my manufacturing information confidential?

We will only release manufacturing information such as design plans, specifications, and test results according to the requirements of the Public Records Act (see RCW 42.17.310 (1)(h)) unless we are ordered to do so by a court or otherwise required by law.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.480. WSR 99-12-079, § 296-150T-0040, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99.]



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Can you prohibit the installation of factory-built temporary worker housing structures?

(1) We may prohibit the installation of factory-built temporary worker housing structures if they do not conform to the requirements of this chapter. (See RCW 43.22.465.)
(2) If an inspection reveals that a factory-built temporary worker hosing structure violates this chapter, we may obtain a temporary injunction enjoining the installation of any nonconforming structure. The injunction may be made permanent at the discretion of the court.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.480. WSR 99-12-079, § 296-150T-0050, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99.]



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Do you have reciprocal agreements with other states to inspect factory-built temporary worker housing structures?

(1) We may enter into reciprocal agreements with states who have construction standards that are equal to or greater than our standards for factory-built structures.
(2) When we have a reciprocal agreement with another state:
(a) The reciprocal state inspects factory-built temporary worker housing structures manufactured in that state before shipment into Washington to ensure compliance with our laws. After inspection, the reciprocal state applies our insignia.
(b) The department inspects factory-built structures manufactured in Washington before shipment into the reciprocal state to ensure compliance with their laws. After inspection, we apply the insignia of the reciprocal state.
(3) Reciprocal agreements shall remain on file.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.480. WSR 99-12-079, § 296-150T-0070, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99.]



PDF296-150T-0080

Do you allow a local enforcement agency to inspect factory-built temporary worker housing at the manufacturing location?

(1) A local enforcement agency (city or county), under contract with us, can inspect factory-built temporary worker housing. In some cases their contract may be limited to specific portions of an inspection at specified manufacturing locations.
(2) After approving a unit, the local enforcement agency will attach the insignia, which indicates the unit has passed inspection.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.480. WSR 99-12-079, § 296-150T-0080, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99.]



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What happens if I disagree with your decision regarding my compliance with this chapter?

(1) If we determine you are in violation of this chapter, you will receive a notice of noncompliance.
(2) If you disagree with our decision, you can send us a written request for a hearing, stating why you disagree.
(3) After we receive your hearing request, we will:
(a) Schedule a hearing within thirty days after we receive your request. The hearing and proceedings will be conducted according to the Administrative Procedure Act (chapter 34.05 RCW).
(b) Notify you of the time, date, and place for the hearing. If you fail to appear, your case will be dismissed.
(c) Hear your case.
(d) Send you written notice of our decision.
If you disagree with our decision, you may appeal it under the Administrative Procedure Act (chapter 34.05 RCW).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.480. WSR 99-12-079, § 296-150T-0100, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99.]



PDF296-150T-0110

Do you have an advisory board to address factory-built temporary worker housing structure issues?

The factory assembled structures (FAS) board advises us on issues relating to structural, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, installation, inspections, and rules for factory-assembled structures. (See RCW 43.22.420.)
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.480. WSR 99-12-079, § 296-150T-0110, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99.]



PDF296-150T-0120

Where can I obtain technical assistance regarding factory-built temporary worker housing structures?

We provide field technical service to factory-built temporary worker housing manufacturers for an hourly fee. Field technical service may include an evaluation, consultation, plan examination, interpretation, and clarification of technical data relating to the application of our rules. It does not include inspections.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.480. WSR 99-12-079, § 296-150T-0120, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99.]



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How do I register a complaint?

A person who believes that a structure or component does not meet the requirements of this chapter may register a complaint with the department. The complaint must be in writing and must specifically describe the alleged violations of this chapter. Upon receipt of the complaint, the department will forward a copy to the appropriate manufacturer and/or dealer and they shall have thirty days to respond to it. If the department determines that an inspection is necessary, the manufacturer/dealer shall pay the department for the cost of the inspection. The cost of the inspection is based upon the fee schedule in WAC 296-150T-3000 and includes the hourly inspection fee, travel costs and other expenses incurred as a result of the inspection.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.480. WSR 99-12-079, § 296-150T-0130, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99.]



PDF296-150T-0140

Do you allow the use of alternate materials, alternate design and method of construction?

An applicant may apply for the use of alternate materials, alternate design and methods of construction different from the requirements of this chapter by filing a written request with the department.
(1) Responsibilities of applicant. The applicant must submit in writing the following information and sign and date the request.
(a) The applicant's name, address and phone number;
(b) The specific requirement or requirements from which the alternate material, alternate design or method of construction is requested;
(c) Adequate justification that the requirements of this chapter cannot be met without using alternate materials, alternate design or method of construction;
(d) How the use of alternate materials, alternate design or method of construction will achieve the same result as the requirement and any specific alternative measures to be taken to show the alternate provides the same level of protection to life, safety and health as the requirements.
The department has a form that you may use for your request. Contact the department at the address shown in the definition section.
(2) Responsibilities of the department. The department will provide a written response to the applicant within thirty days of receipt of the written request. The written response will state the acceptance or denial of the request, including the reasons for the department's decision. At a minimum the department will base its decision based on:
(a) The applicant's request as described in subsection (1) of this section;
(b) Research into the request;
(c) Expert advice.
(3) Applicant's response to denials. The applicant may appeal the departments decision by following the procedure in WAC 296-150T-0100.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.480. WSR 99-12-079, § 296-150T-0140, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99.]



PDF296-150T-0200

Who must purchase factory-built temporary worker housing insignia?

(1) You must obtain insignia from us for each factory-built temporary worker housing unit sited in Washington state.
(2) You must have an approved design plan and have passed inspection before an insignia can be attached to your factory-built temporary worker housing structure by us or our authorized agent.
(3) If a unit is damaged in transit after leaving the manufacturing location or during an on-site installation, and a repair is necessary, you must purchase a new insignia from us. The new insignia indicates that the unit was repaired.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.22 RCW. WSR 12-15-061, § 296-150T-0200, filed 7/17/12, effective 9/1/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.480. WSR 99-12-079, § 296-150T-0200, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99.]



PDF296-150T-0210

What are the insignia requirements?

(1) If you are applying for insignia for factory-built temporary worker housing structures you must have your design plan approved and your units inspected and approved by us.
(2) We will attach the insignia after:
(a) We receive the required forms and fees from you (see WAC 296-150T-3000); and
(b) Your unit or component has passed final inspection. (See WAC 296-150T-0500.)
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.480. WSR 99-12-079, § 296-150T-0210, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99.]



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How do I obtain insignia information and the required forms?

Upon request, we will provide you with a packet of information that includes the required forms.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.480. WSR 99-12-079, § 296-150T-0220, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99.]



PDF296-150T-0230

What are the insignia application requirements?

(1) If you are requesting insignia for units that you intend to manufacture under a new design plan, your completed application must include:
(a) A completed design plan approval request form;
(b) One complete set of design plans, specifications, engineering analysis if required, test procedures and results if required, plus one additional set for each manufacturing location where the design plan will be used;
(c) If required, at least one set of design plans must have an original wet stamp from a professional engineer or architect licensed in Washington state. We will retain the set with the original wet stamp; and
(d) A one-time initial filing fee, the design plan fee (if we approve your design plan) and the fee for each insignia. (See WAC 296-150T-3000.)
(2) If you are requesting insignia under an approved design plan, your completed application must include:
(a) A completed application for insignia form; and
(b) The fee for each insignia requested. (See WAC 296-150T-3000.)
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.480. WSR 99-12-079, § 296-150T-0230, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99.]



PDF296-150T-0250

How do I replace lost or damaged insignia?

(1) If an insignia is lost or damaged after it is attached to your factory-built temporary worker housing structure you may obtain a replacement insignia.
(2) You should contact us and provide the following information:
(a) Your name, address, and telephone number;
(b) The name of the manufacturer;
(c) The serial number;
(d) The manufacturer number (T#), if available;
(e) The insignia number, if available; and
(f) The required fee. (See WAC 296-150T-3000.)
(3) If we can determine that your unit previously had an insignia, we will attach an insignia to your unit once we receive your insignia fee. (See WAC 296-150T-3000.)
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.480. WSR 99-12-079, § 296-150T-0250, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99.]



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When is design plan approval required?

Design plans for factory-built temporary worker housing structures prior to installation at the building site in Washington must be approved when:
(1) You build a new unit;
(2) You modify an approved design plan through an addendum; or
(3) You add options to an approved design plan through an addendum.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.480. WSR 99-12-079, § 296-150T-0300, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99.]



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What must I provide with my request for design-plan approval by the department?

All requests for design-plan approval must include:
(1) A completed design-plan approval request form;
(2) One complete set of design plans, specifications, engineering analysis when required, test procedures and results plus one additional set for each manufacturing location where the design plan will be used (see WAC 296-150T-0340 and 296-150T-0350);
(3) If required, at least one set of design plans must have an original wet stamp from a professional engineer or architect licensed in Washington state. All new, renewed, and resubmitted plans, specifications, reports and structural calculations prepared by or prepared under his or her direct supervision shall be signed, dated and stamped with their seal. Specifications, reports, and structural calculations may be stamped only on the first sheet, provided this first sheet identifies all of the sheets that follow are included and identified in the same manner. Plans that have not been prepared by or under the engineer's or architect's supervision shall be reviewed by them and they shall prepare a report concerning the plans reviewed. This report shall:
(a) Identify which drawings have been reviewed by drawing number and date;
(b) Include a statement that the plans are in compliance with current Washington state regulations; and
(c) The report shall be stamped and signed by the reviewer.
Any deficiencies shall be corrected on the drawings before submitting to the department or be included in the report and identify as to how they are to be corrected. This report shall be attached to the plan(s) that were reviewed. We will retain the set with the original wet stamp;
(4) A one-time initial filing fee and the design-plan fee (see WAC 296-150T-3000); and
(5) A "key drawing" to show the arrangement of modules if the plan covers three or more modules.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.480. WSR 99-12-079, § 296-150T-0320, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99.]



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What must an engineering analysis for design plans include?

(1) The engineering analysis if required must show that the structural design meets the requirements of this chapter.
(2) An engineering analysis if required must be conducted according to accepted engineering practices and must be signed by a professional engineer or architect licensed in Washington state.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.480. WSR 99-12-079, § 296-150T-0340, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99.]



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What must the test procedures and results for design plans include?

(1) Tests to a design for a factory-built temporary worker housing structure must be witnessed by a professional engineer or architect licensed in Washington state.
(2) Test reports must contain the following items:
(a) A description of the methods or standards that applied to the test;
(b) Drawings and a description of the item tested;
(c) A description of the test set-up;
(d) The procedure used to verify the correct load;
(e) The procedure used to measure each condition;
(f) Test data, including applicable graphs and observations of the characteristics and behavior of the item tested; and
(g) Analysis, comments, and conclusion.
(3) The written test procedures, results and conclusions must reference the applicable design plan.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.480. WSR 99-12-079, § 296-150T-0350, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99.]



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What happens if you approve my design plan?

(1) Your design plan will be approved if it meets the requirements of this chapter.
(2) We will send you an approved copy of the design plan with the design-plan approval number.
(3) You must keep copies of the approved design plan at each location where a factory-built temporary worker housing structure is built.
(4) If your design plan is not approved, you will be notified in writing of plan deficiencies. You may send a corrected design plan to us. (See WAC 296-150T-3000.)
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.480. WSR 99-12-079, § 296-150T-0380, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99.]



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If my design plan is not approved, how much time do I have to submit a corrected design plan?

(1) You have ninety days to correct and resubmit your original design plan and send us the resubmittal fee after we notify you of plan deficiencies. After ninety days, your initial design plan is returned to you.
(2) If you submit your corrected design plan after ninety days, you must send the initial design plan fee instead of the resubmittal fee. (See WAC 296-150T-3000.)
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.480. WSR 99-12-079, § 296-150T-0390, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99.]



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What happens after my design plan is approved?

Once your design plan is approved, we will inspect each related factory-built temporary worker housing structure.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.480. WSR 99-12-079, § 296-150T-0400, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99.]



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When does my design plan expire?

Your factory-built temporary worker housing design plan expires either one year after approval or when there is a code change. You must submit new design plans for approval when there is a change to the temporary worker housing construction standard. You may use your design plan to order insignia as long as they comply with the applicable codes.
All National Electrical Code amendments may be incorporated by an addendum to your design plan.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.480. WSR 99-12-079, § 296-150T-0410, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99.]



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Contractor deposit accounts.

Manufacturers are required to open and maintain, for the purpose of inspection payments, a deposit account. Funds, for the purpose of inspections performed by the department, must be withdrawn from the account and all inspections paid in full prior to an insignia being placed on the manufactured unit.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.22 RCW. WSR 12-15-061, § 296-150T-0495, filed 7/17/12, effective 9/1/12.]



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When is an inspection required?

(1) Before we issue an insignia, each factory-built temporary worker housing structure must be inspected at the manufacturing location as many times as are required by the temporary worker housing construction standard. (See WAC 296-150T-0600.) Inspections may include:
(a) A "cover" inspection during construction of the unit before the electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and structural systems are covered;
(b) Insulation inspection, if installed;
(c) A final inspection after the factory-built temporary worker housing structure is complete;
Note:
Each factory-built temporary worker housing structure must have a serial number to enable us to track inspections.
(2) If we discover a violation during inspection, we will issue a notice of noncompliance. You can correct the violation during the inspection. If you cannot correct the violation during inspection, you must leave the item uncovered until we approve your correction.
(3) After a unit is manufactured but before occupancy, we must inspect a factory-built temporary worker housing structure if it is damaged in transit to the building site or during on-site installation. This is considered a repair inspection. (See WAC 296-150T-0540.)
(4) Approved design plans must be available for all inspections.
(5) Once your unit is inspected and approved we will attach the insignia.
Note:
We only inspect factory-built temporary worker housing structures before occupancy. After occupancy, the department of health agency is the inspection agency.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.480. WSR 99-12-079, § 296-150T-0500, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99.]



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How do I request an inspection?

(1) You must contact us, and we will let you know where your request for inspection should be submitted. Our address is noted in the definition of department.
(2) We must receive in-state inspection requests at least seven calendar days prior to the date that you want the inspection.
(3) We must receive out-of-state inspection requests at least fourteen calendar days prior to the date that you want the inspection.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.480. WSR 99-12-079, § 296-150T-0510, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99.]



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What happens if my factory-built temporary worker housing structure passes inspection?

(1) If your factory-built temporary worker housing structure passes inspection and you have met the other requirements of this chapter, we will attach the insignia.
(2) After our final inspection, we will send a notice to the local enforcement agency (NLEA) indicating whether further inspection is necessary. (See WAC 296-150T-0550.)
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.480. WSR 99-12-079, § 296-150T-0520, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99.]



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Am I charged if I request an inspection but I am not prepared?

(1) If you ask us to inspect a factory-built temporary worker housing structure within Washington state but you are not prepared when we arrive, you must pay the minimum inspection fee and travel. (See WAC 296-150T-3000.)
(2) If you ask us to inspect a factory-built home, commercial structure, or component outside Washington state but you are not prepared when we arrive, you must pay the minimum inspection fee, travel, and per diem expenses. (See WAC 296-150T-3000.)
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.480. WSR 99-12-079, § 296-150T-0530, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99.]



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Who inspects factory-built temporary worker housing structures for installation at the temporary worker housing site?

(1) The department of health must approve the installation.
(2) The department of health may also request a set of design plans and specifications for the unit from you.
(3) After the unit is manufactured but before occupancy, we must inspect a factory-built temporary worker housing structure if it is damaged in transit to the temporary worker housing site or during on-site installation. This is considered a repair inspection.
Note:
The department of health may not open the concealed construction of a factory-built temporary worker housing structure to inspect if our insignia is attached.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.480. WSR 99-12-079, § 296-150T-0540, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99.]



PDF296-150T-0550

Do you notify the department of health after your final inspection of factory-built structures at a manufacturing location?

After we perform a final inspection of a factory-built temporary worker housing structure we will send a notice to the department of health that:
(1) Specifies what connections, standards, and incomplete items the department of health must check when the unit is installed; and/or
(2) Estimates the expected time of arrival of the factory-built temporary worker housing structure to the site.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.480. WSR 99-12-079, § 296-150T-0550, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99.]



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Must I obtain an insignia for used factory-built structures?

All used factory-built housing and commercial structures that are to be for temporary worker housing must have an insignia of approval from us prior to being installed as temporary worker housing.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.480. WSR 99-12-079, § 296-150T-0580, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99.]



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How do I obtain insignia for used factory-built structures?

We consider used factory-built housing and commercial structures as new structures for purposes of use as temporary worker housing and an insignia approval as temporary worker housing must be obtained. To obtain insignia, you must:
(1) Have the design plan approved by us (see WAC 296-150T-0300 through 296-150T-0480);
(2) Purchase insignia (see WAC 296-150T-0200 through 296-150T-0230); and
(3) Pass a unit inspection (see WAC 296-150T-0500 through 296-150T-0550).
Note:
You will be required to open up as much of the construction of the unit as is necessary for inspection to show compliance with your approved design plan.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.480. WSR 99-12-079, § 296-150T-0590, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99.]



PDF296-150T-0600

What manufacturing codes apply to factory-built temporary worker housing?

(1) All design, construction, installations, and alterations of factory-built temporary worker housing structures must conform with the following codes and the requirements of this chapter:
(a) The temporary worker housing construction code, chapter 246-359 WAC;
(b) The National Electrical Code as referenced in chapter 19.28 RCW and in chapter 296-46B WAC.
(2) All construction methods and installations must comply with chapter 246-359 WAC and use accepted engineering practices when used, provide minimum health and safety to the occupants of factory-built temporary worker housing structures and the public, and demonstrate journeyperson quality of work of the various trades.
(3) Requirements for any size, weight, or quality of material modified by the terms "minimum," "not less than," "at least," and similar expressions are minimum standards. The manufacturer may exceed these standards, provided the deviation does not result in inferior installation or defeat the purpose and intent of the standard.
Note:
The codes, RCWs, and WACs referenced in this rule are available for reference at the Washington State Library, the Washington State Law Library, and may be available at your local library.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.22 RCW. WSR 12-15-061, § 296-150T-0600, filed 7/17/12, effective 9/1/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.480. WSR 99-12-079, § 296-150T-0600, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99.]



PDF296-150T-0700

Must manufacturers of factory-built temporary worker housing structures notify you if they manufacture at more than one location?

(1) If you are manufacturing factory-built temporary worker housing structures at more than one location, approved design plans must be available at each manufacturing location.
(2) You are required to send us the following information for each manufacturing location:
(a) Company name;
(b) Mailing and physical address; and
(c) Phone and fax number if available.
(3) You must update this information as it changes.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.480. WSR 99-12-079, § 296-150T-0700, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99.]



PDF296-150T-0710

Must manufacturers of factory-built temporary worker housing structures notify you of a change in business name or address?

(1) If you are moving, notify us in writing prior to a change of business name or address.
(2) Your notice must include the change of name and address.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.480. WSR 99-12-079, § 296-150T-0710, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99.]



PDF296-150T-0720

Must manufacturers of factory-built temporary worker housing structures notify you of a change in business ownership?

(1) When a manufacturer changes ownership, the new owner must notify us in writing immediately.
(2) A new owner may continue to manufacture the units according to a prior approved design plan if the prior owner releases the design plan.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.480. WSR 99-12-079, § 296-150T-0720, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99.]



PDF296-150T-3000

Factory-built temporary worker housing fees.

 
INITIAL FILING FEE
$60.80
 
DESIGN PLAN FEES:
 
 
 
INITIAL ONE YEAR DESIGN
$176.60
 
 
RENEWAL FEE
$60.80
 
 
RESUBMIT FEE
$87.90
 
 
ADDENDUM (Approval expires on same date as original plan)
$87.90
 
 
ELECTRONIC PLAN SUBMITTAL FEE $6.00 per page for the first set of plans and $1.00 per page for each additional set of plans. These fees are in addition to any applicable design plan fees required under this section.
 
 
Supplemental submissions of plans (resubmittals, addendums, renewals, code updates, etc.) shall be charged per hour or fraction of an hour*
$104.20
 
APPROVAL OF EACH SET OF DESIGN PLANS BEYOND FIRST TWO SETS
$16.20
 
DEPARTMENT INSPECTION FEES:
 
 
 
INSPECTION/REINSPECTION (Per hour* plus travel time* and mileage**)
$87.90
 
 
TRAVEL (Per hour)*
$87.90
 
 
PER DIEM**
 
 
 
HOTEL***
 
 
 
MILEAGE**
 
 
 
RENTAL CAR***
 
 
 
PARKING***
 
 
 
AIRFARE***
 
 
DEPARTMENT AUDIT FEES:
 
 
 
AUDIT (Per hour*)
$87.90
 
 
TRAVEL (Per hour*)
$87.90
 
 
PER DIEM**
 
 
 
HOTEL***
 
 
 
MILEAGE**
 
 
 
RENTAL CAR***
 
 
 
PARKING***
 
 
 
AIRFARE***
 
 
INSIGNIA FEES:
 
 
 
FIRST SECTION
$247.80
 
 
EACH ADDITIONAL SECTION
$23.80
 
 
REISSUED-LOST/DAMAGED
$60.80
 
ELECTRICAL COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL
 
 
 
Electrical Service/feeders 200 Amperage plus
 
 
 
Service/feeder
$256.70
 
 
Additional Feeder
$48.60
 
ELECTRICAL MULTIFAMILY RESIDENTIAL
 
 
 
Electrical Service/feeders 200 Amperage plus
 
 
 
Service/feeder
$136.00
 
 
Additional Feeder
$34.40
 
OTHER FEES:
 
 
 
FIELD TECHNICAL SERVICE (Per hour* plus travel time* and mileage**)
$87.90
 
 
PUBLICATION PRINTING AND DISTRIBUTION OF RCWs AND WACs (One free per year)
$16.20
 
REFUND FEE
$28.90
*
Minimum charge of 1 hour; time spent greater than 1 hour is charged in 1/2 hour increments.
**
Per state guidelines.
***
Actual charges incurred.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 43.22 and 43.22A RCW. WSR 21-07-126, § 296-150T-3000, filed 3/23/21, effective 4/23/21; WSR 20-04-081, § 296-150T-3000, filed 2/4/20, effective 3/6/20. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.27, 70.87, 43.22, and 43.22A RCW. WSR 18-24-102, § 296-150T-3000, filed 12/4/18, effective 1/4/19. Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.22 RCW and 2011 1st sp.s. c 50. WSR 12-06-069, § 296-150T-3000, filed 3/6/12, effective 4/30/12. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.106, 43.22 RCW, 2008 c 285 and c 329. WSR 08-12-042, § 296-150T-3000, filed 5/30/08, effective 6/30/08. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.27, 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. WSR 07-11-128, § 296-150T-3000, filed 5/22/07, effective 6/30/07. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. WSR 06-10-066, § 296-150T-3000, filed 5/2/06, effective 6/30/06. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.27, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. WSR 05-12-032, § 296-150T-3000, filed 5/24/05, effective 6/30/05. Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.22 RCW and 2003 c 291. WSR 05-01-102, § 296-150T-3000, filed 12/14/04, effective 2/1/05. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.27 and 43.22 RCW. WSR 04-12-048, § 296-150T-3000, filed 5/28/04, effective 6/30/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.350, 43.22.434, 43.22.480, 43.22.500, 70.87.030, 18.106.070, 18.106.125, 2001 c 7, and chapters 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. WSR 03-12-045, § 296-150T-3000, filed 5/30/03, effective 6/30/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.350, 43.22.434, 43.22.480, 43.22.500, 18.27.040, 18.27.070, 18.27.075, 70.87.030, 19.28.041, 19.28.051, 19.28.101, 19.28.121, 19.28.161, 19.28.201, 19.28.211, 19.28.341, 2001 c 7, 2002 c 249, and chapters 19.28, 43.22, 18.27, and 70.87 RCW. WSR 02-12-022, § 296-150T-3000, filed 5/28/02, effective 6/28/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.350, 43.22.434, 43.22.480, 43.22.500, 18.27.070, 18.27.075, 70.87.030, 19.28.041, 19.28.051, 19.28.101, 19.28.121, 19.28.161, 19.28.201, 19.28.211, 19.28.341, 2001 c 159, and chapters 43.22, 19.28, 18.27, and 70.87 RCW. WSR 01-12-035, § 296-150T-3000, filed 5/29/01, effective 6/29/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.480. WSR 99-12-079, § 296-150T-3000, filed 5/28/99, effective 6/28/99.]