WSR 03-09-032

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed April 7, 2003, 3:49 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending chapters 196-12, 196-16, 196-20, 196-21, 196-24, 196-25, and 196-26A WAC.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.43.035.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Amendments to these existing rules are needed in response to the change in the administration of the Board of Engineers licensing examinations, the implementation of chapter 18.235 RCW, the Uniform Regulation of Business and Professions, clarifying and defining terms and general appropriate "housekeeping" and reorganization, all of which will result in more understandable rules that reflect current practice.

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.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Comments may be submitted through regular mail, phone, fax or e-mail to Joe Vincent Jr., P.O. Box 9025, Olympia, WA 98507-9025, phone (360) 664-1567, fax (360) 664-1575, e-mail engineers@dol.wa.gov. Draft language of rule amendments will be distributed to the board's list of interested persons.

April 3, 2003

George A. Twiss

Executive Director

Board of Registration for

Professional Engineers

and Land Surveyors

Legislature Code Reviser 

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office