WSR 98-15-019



(Board of Registration for Professional

Engineers and Land Surveyors)

[Filed July 6, 1998, 12:22 p.m.]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 98-11-025.

Title of Rule: Organization and jurisdiction, chapter 196-04 WAC.

Purpose: To repeal entire chapter.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.43.035.

Summary: This existing chapter contains provisions dealing with the disposition of the licensing of marine surveyors, the qualifications for the board executive officers (registrar and assistant registrar). The provisions for marine surveyor are obsolete and unnecessary. The provisions dealing with the registrar and assistant registrar do not reflect the current preferences of the board from the standpoint of what licensing credential is, or is not, needed for these positions. This proposal is to repeal the entire chapter (containing five sections).

Reasons Supporting Proposal: This repeal will remove provisions that are either obsolete, unnecessary or in conflict with the current and proposed practices of the board. This repeal will not have a fiscal impact upon the Board of Registration, the Department of Licensing or the licensed engineers and land surveyors of the state.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: George A. Twiss, 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Olympia, WA 98502, 586-3361.

Name of Proponent: Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: This proposal is to repeal chapter 196-04 WAC, that is no longer needed or useful for the business practices of the board. The repeal will have only a positive effect since it will eliminate rules that are obsolete and provide needed flexibility to the board on their recruitment and hiring for its executive staff positions.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: It will repeal chapter 196-04 WAC. No new chapter or amendments are proposed.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This is a rule dealing with internal agency procedures. There is no small business impact.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption.

Hearing Location: Department of Licensing, Business and Professions Division, 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Conference Room No. 4, Olympia, WA 98502, on August 25, 1998, at 11:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Shanan Gillespie, (360) 586-7568, by August 20, 1998, TDD (360) 586-2788.

Submit Written Comments to: Rick Notestine, Board of Registration, P.O. Box 9649, Olympia, WA 98507-9649.

Date of Intended Adoption: August 25, 1998.

July 6, 1998

George A. Twiss

Executive Director



The following chapter of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:

WAC 196-04-010 Marine surveyors.

WAC 196-04-020 Branch of marine surveyor discontinued.

WAC 196-04-025 Board of registration for professional engineers and land surveyors--Powers and duties.

WAC 196-04-030 Chief executive of the board of registration for professional engineers and land surveyors--Duties, qualifications.

WAC 196-04-040 Assistant registrar for board of registration for professional engineers and land surveyors--Duties, qualifications.

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