PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amendment of WAC 308-13-150 Landscape architect fees.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.96.080 Fees; RCW 43.24.086 Fee policy for professions, occupations and businesses; requires fees to be at a sufficient level to defray the cost of administering the program.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The examination vendor for national examinations is the Council of Landscape Architect Registration Boards (CLARB). CLARB will increase their examination fees yearly. This rule is needed to increase the charge that candidates pay for the examination and the department collects on the vendor's behalf. This is a national driven fee increase and not the request of the department.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study; and review of all rules pursuant to the Governor's Executive Order 97-02. Notification by the examination vendor that fees will increase in December 2003. Fees are collected from candidates by the Department of Licensing, held in a pass-through account, and then reimbursed to the exam vendor after the exam has been conducted.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Margaret Epting, Department of Licensing, Business and Professions Division, Landscape Architect Registration Board, P.O. Box 9045, Olympia, WA 98507-9045, (360) 664-1386, fax (360) 664-2551.
January 27, 2003