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Permit to Operate Radio Signal System in Designated Area

(Talkie-Tooter Permit)

What is the Purpose of this Permit?
To allow a business in the logging industry to operate a radio signal system in a designated area.
Who Issues this Permit?
Department of Labor and Industries
What Activities Require this Permit?
Logging activities which operate any cable logging machines.
How Much Will this Permit Cost?
No charge.
Where Can I Get the Application for this Permit?
The application which is called 'Application for Permit to Operate Radio System in Designated Area' is online and can be accessed at https://lni.wa.gov/forms-publications/f416-087-000.pdf.
Do I Need to Include Anything with my Application?
No.
Is the Decision on my Permit Dependent on Anything Besides the Information in my Application?
No.
How Long Will it Take to Review my Application?
Less than 1 week (2-5 days) after a complete application with all frequencies and serial numbers is received.
Where do I Submit my Application?
Email: talkietooter@lni.wa.gov
Mail: Department of Labor and Industries
Division of Occupational Safety and Health
P.O. Box 44655
Olympia, WA 98504-4655
How Long is my Permit Valid?
The permit is valid until the system is destroyed or sold.
Legal Authority:
Permit Timeliness Results

Permit Timeliness data collection is in response to a State Auditor’s Performance Audit and RCW 43.42A. Each regulatory agency developed a plan to improve permit clarity, predictability, and timeliness. Each agency considers the customers experience to ensure permit assistance is simple to use, easy to access, and designed in a customer-friendly manner. Agencies report progress to the Governor’s Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance (ORIA). ORIA prepares and distributes reports, with participation from the State Auditor’s Office and Results Washington. See latest report here: https://www.oria.wa.gov/ORIA-2018-PermitTimelinessProgressReport.pdf.

All permits submitted for reporting were entered into this Regulatory Handbook. Here are the results of the performance data:

Estimated Time Required By the Agency to Process a Permit Application (Definition)
Average number of days from Receipt to Complete: 3
Maximum number of days from Receipt to Complete: 13

Estimated Time Required By the Agency to Issue a Permit Decision (Definition)
Average number of days from Complete Application to Decision: 1
Maximum number of days from Complete Application to Decision: 1

(Summary results based on 12 submittals in 2020)

Where can I get permitting assistance?
Helpdesk phone: (360) 902-5563
Subject matter expert email: talkietooter@lni.wa.gov
Statewide Contact:
Department of Labor and Industries
Talkie-Tooters (Logging Radios)
7273 Linderson Way SW
PO Box 4400, Olympia WA 98504-4000
Tumwater, WA 98501-5414
Telephone: (800) 423-7233
Telephone: (360) 902-5563
Email: talkietooter@lni.wa.gov
Website: https://www.lni.wa.gov/
* Permit information last updated 1/13/2021
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