These washers are mandatory here in CA and are 3" by 3" so cutting may be an issue as it would reduce footprint on sill.I'm confused.
Reread your question.
I'd be cutting the washers before I'd be notching the rim joist.
The I joist are 11 7/8" so lvl rim matches height.Rim joist is 11 7/8" wide? You mean it's a 12x12 sitting on the sill plate? Or a 2x12, narrow face sitting on the sill plate, with the cheek (11 7/8") vertical?
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It's fine to cut little out and it's ok to cut 1/16 or so over the thickness of the washer. Don't go wild with the saw, just enough to make room. I'd think about it a little and see where the joists and beams may sit. Joists would be ok to cut, but I'm not sure about cutting anything from a beam, esp if the washers change the area of the bearing surface. If you are not sure, I'd consider recessing all washers. When you mark the bolt holes, set the saw depth and ride the blade over the area.