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Bob Ferguson

AGO 1953 NO. 59 > Jun 1 1953

Under the provisions of Chapter 32, Laws of 1951, RCW 70.79, certain powers have been delegated to the Director of the Department of Labor and Industries and he is given authority to direct the chief inspector to enforce the provisions contained in sec. 11, RCW 70.79.110. The cost of inspections of boilers and unfired pressure vessels heretofore made under the provisions of RCW 43.22.050 (1) (cf. Rem. Rev. Stat., sec.10838 (2)), would be properly chargeable against the accident and medical aid funds, but the cost of such inspections under chapter 32, Laws of 1951, RCW 70.79, on operations not deemed to be extrahazardous must be paid for by an appropriation from the general fund.