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WAC 296-400A-300

What procedures does the department follow when issuing a notice of infraction?

(1) If an authorized representative of the department determines that an individual has violated plumber certification requirements, including medical gas piping installer endorsement requirements, the department must issue a notice of infraction describing the reasons for the infraction.
(2) For plumber certification violations, the department may issue a notice of infraction to:
(a) An individual who is plumbing without a current plumber certificate; and
(b) The employer of the individual who is plumbing without a current plumber certificate; and
(c) The employer's authorizing agent or foreman that made the work assignment to the individual who is plumbing without a current plumber certificate; and
(d) An individual for not having their department issued certification card and governmental issued photo identification in their possession on the job site.
(3) For medical gas piping installer endorsement violations, the department may issue a notice of infraction to:
(a) An individual who is installing medical gas piping systems without a current plumber certificate and a current medical gas piping installer endorsement; and
(b) The employer of the individual who is installing medical gas piping systems without a current plumber certificate and a current medical gas piping installer endorsement; and
(c) The employer's authorizing agent or foreman that made the work assignment to the individual who is installing medical gas piping systems without a current plumber certificate and a current medical gas piping installer endorsement; and
(d) An individual for not having their department issued certification card and governmental issued photo identification in their possession on the job site.
(4) The department may issue an infraction to a contractor advertising or performing work under this chapter or chapter 18.27 RCW who is not properly registered under chapter 18.27 RCW.
(5) An individual may appeal a notice of infraction by complying with the appropriate provisions of RCW 18.106.220.
(6) If good cause is shown, an administrative law judge may waive, reduce or suspend any monetary penalties resulting from the infraction.
(7) Any monetary penalties collected under this chapter, must be deposited in the plumbing certificate fund.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.106.040 and 18.106.140. WSR 10-06-051, § 296-400A-300, filed 2/24/10, effective 4/1/10; WSR 09-10-080, § 296-400A-300, filed 5/5/09, effective 6/5/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.106.040, 18.106.140, 2002 c 82, and 2003 c 399. WSR 04-12-046, § 296-400A-300, filed 5/28/04, effective 6/30/04. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.106 RCW. WSR 98-13-126, § 296-400A-300, filed 6/17/98, effective 7/20/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.106.050, [18.106.]070, [18.106.]110, [18.106.]125, [18.106.]140 and [18.106.]270. WSR 97-11-052, § 296-400A-300, filed 5/20/97, effective 6/30/97.]
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