WSR 00-18-091

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed September 5, 2000, 1:24 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 00-15-011.

Title of Rule: WAC 308-125-200.

Purpose: Incorporation by reference of the 2001 edition of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, the generally recognized national organized standards of real estate appraisal. Incorporation by reference is required because to incorporate the whole text would be unduly cumbersome and expensive.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.140.030 (16), (17).

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 18.140 RCW.

Summary: Incorporate the 2001 edition of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice into WAC 308-125-200.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: That real estate appraisals in Washington be performed in accordance with current generally accepted appraisal standards as evidenced by the most recent amendments to appraisal standards promulgated by the Appraisal Standards Board of the Appraisal Foundation. This is required by Section 1110, Title XI of the Financial Institutions Recovery, Reform and Enforcement Act of 1989 (12 U.S.C. 3339).

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Cleotis Borner, Jr., Olympia, (360) 753-1062.

Name of Proponent: Department of Licensing, Real Estate Appraiser Program, governmental.

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

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: WAC 308-125-200 will incorporate by reference the 2001 edition of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice as promulgated by the Appraisal Standards Board of the Appraisal Foundation.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: [No information supplied by agency.]

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This proposed change only adopts the 2001 edition of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.

Section 201, chapter 403, Laws of 1995, does not apply to this rule adoption.

Hearing Location: Department of Social and Health Services, Blake Building, 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, on November 8, 2000, at 9:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Ralph Birkedahl by November 1, 2000, TDD (360) 753-1966, or (360) 753-1062.

Submit Written Comments to: Cleotis Borner, Jr., Real Estate Appraiser Program, P.O. Box 9015, Olympia, WA 98507-9015, fax (360) 586-0998, by November 1, 2000.

Date of Intended Adoption: November 9, 2000.

August 21, 2000

Cleotis Borner, Jr.

Program Manager

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 00-04-057, filed 1/28/00, effective 2/28/00)

WAC 308-125-200
Standards of practice.

(1) The standard of practice governing real estate appraisal activities will be the ((2000)) 2001 edition of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice of the Appraisal Foundation. A copy of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice is available for review and inspection at the office of the Real Estate Appraiser Unit Office, Olympia, Washington. The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice is a copyright document. Copy of the full text may be obtained from the Appraisal Foundation at The Appraisal Foundation, P.O. Box 96734, Washington, DC 20090-6734.

(2) Expert review appraisers as defined by RCW 18.140.010(11) while performing expert reviews pursuant to chapter 18.140 RCW are exempt from the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, Standard 3 review provisions while performing expert reviews for the director.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 00-04-057, 308-125-200, filed 1/28/00, effective 2/28/00; 99-04-074, 308-125-200, filed 2/2/99, effective 3/5/99; 98-17-083, 308-125-200, filed 8/18/98, effective 9/18/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030. 91-04-074, 308-125-200, filed 2/5/91, effective 3/8/91.]

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