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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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
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.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
|WAC 196-24-090||Branch offices.|