WSR 99-15-053

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed July 15, 1999, 4:35 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: June 22, 1999.

Purpose: Amend the rule to more clearly define the terms "branch office," "project office," "resident professional engineer" and "resident professional land surveyor"; and clearly state that each branch office must have a resident professional engineer and/or a resident professional land surveyor employed there. Repeal the amended rule, WAC 196-24-090, from chapter 196-24 WAC and move it to chapter 196-25 WAC. The rules' new section number is WAC 196-25-050.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 196-24-090.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.43.035.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 99-10-082 on May 4, 1999.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

July 15, 1999

George A. Twiss

Executive Director

OTS-3073.1


NEW SECTION
WAC 196-25-050
Branch offices and places of business.

(1) An engineering firm or land surveying firm maintaining branch offices shall have a resident professional engineer or resident professional land surveyor, as applicable, for each branch office as well as the parent location. A branch office of an engineering or land surveying firm shall be defined as an office established to solicit and/or provide engineering and/or land surveying services. A resident professional engineer or professional land surveyor shall be defined as a person who:

(a) Holds a valid license in this state;

(b) Maintains said branch office or parent location as his/her normal place of employment; and

(c) Is in responsible charge of said engineering and/or land surveying services.

(2) A project office shall be defined as an extension of a firm that is used:

(a) For supervision for construction of a project designed elsewhere.

(b) As a convenient workplace for a specific land surveying or engineering project. A project office is not allowed to offer services and shall not be required to have a resident professional engineer or resident land surveyor.

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OTS-3120.1


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 196-24-090 Branch offices.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office