WSR 04-13-143

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed June 22, 2004, 3:37 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 04-06-030.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 308-13-150 Landscape architect fees.

Hearing Location(s): Department of Licensing, 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Olympia, WA 98502, on August 5, 2004, at 9 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: August 5, 2004.

Submit Written Comments to: Joan Robinson, P.O. Box 9045, Olympia, WA, e-mail jorobinson@dol.wa.gov, fax (360) 664-2551.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Joan Robinson by July 21, 2004, TTY (360) 664-8885 or (360) 664-1387.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: This rule is needed to increase the charge that candidates pay for the landscape architect registration examination (LARE) and the department collects on the vendor's behalf.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.96.080 Applications -- Contents -- Fees.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 43.24.086 Fee policy for professions, occupations and businesses; requires fees to be at a sufficient level to defray the costs of administering the program.

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

Name of Proponent: Board of Registration for Landscape Architects, Department of Licensing, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Joan Robinson, Olympia, Washington, (360) 664-1387; and Enforcement: Rick Notestine, Olympia, Washington, (360) 664-1386.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This increase in charges is to individual applicants not business enterprises. The vendor will provide the tests only at these prices. The costs are not negotiable.

Without these increases in examination charges the refund account would be a deficit with the first examination session.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. This section of regulations is not a "significant legislative rule" as defined by RCW 34.05.328 (5)(C)(iii) and is exempt under the provisions of RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b)(vi).

June 22, 2004

Rick Notestine

Administrator

OTS-7015.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 03-11-074, filed 5/20/03, effective 6/20/03)

WAC 308-13-150   Landscape architect fees and charges.   The following fees will be collected from the candidates:


Title of Fee Fee
Application fee $150.00
Reexamination administration fee 50.00
Exam proctor 100.00
Renewal (2 years) 300.00
Late renewal penalty 100.00
Duplicate license 25.00
Initial registration (2 years) 300.00
Reciprocity application fee 200.00
Certification 45.00
Replacement wall certificate 20.00

((Those charges)) The following charges assessed by the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB), collected from candidates for the costs of the examinations shall be paid to CLARB.


Examination and Sections Charges
Entire examination (($770.00)) $470.00
((Examination sections:
Section A: Legal and administrative
aspects of practice 65.00
Section B: Analytical
aspects of practice 105.00))
Section C:
Planning and site design ((215.00)) 235.00
((Section D:
Structural considerations and materials and methods of construction

170.00))

Section E:
Grading, drainage and storm water management

((215.00)) 235.00


The following sections of the examination will only be administered by CLARB:


Section A:
Legal and administrative aspects of practice
Section B:
Analytical aspects of practice
Section D:
Structural considerations and materials and methods of construction

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.96.080 and 43.24.086. 03-11-074, 308-13-150, filed 5/20/03, effective 6/20/03; 02-16-018, 308-13-150, filed 7/26/02, effective 8/26/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.96.060 and 43.24.086. 01-15-034, 308-13-150, filed 7/12/01, effective 8/12/01; 01-04-002, 308-13-150, filed 1/25/01, effective 2/25/01; 99-23-025, 308-13-150, filed 11/9/99, effective 11/9/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.96.080 and 43.24.086. 96-11-132, 308-13-150, filed 5/22/96, effective 6/22/96; 95-20-026, 308-13-150, filed 9/27/95, effective 10/28/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 94-23-031, 308-13-150, filed 11/8/94, effective 12/9/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.96.080. 94-04-044, 308-13-150, filed 1/27/94, effective 2/27/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086 and 18.96.080. 91-23-021, 308-13-150, filed 11/8/91, effective 12/9/91; 90-15-039, 308-13-150, filed 7/13/90, effective 8/13/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 90-03-031, 308-13-150, filed 1/12/90, effective 2/12/90; 88-04-027 (Order PM 702), 308-13-150, filed 1/26/88. Statutory Authority: 1983 c 168 12. 83-17-031 (Order PL 442), 308-13-150, filed 8/10/83. Formerly WAC 308-13-120.]

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