WSR 05-01-143

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


(Registration for Professional Engineers

and Land Surveyors)

[ Filed December 17, 2004, 12:27 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: New section of Title 196 WAC to implement the statutory requirements of chapter 18.210 RCW, requiring continuing education for licensed on-site wastewater treatment system designers and certified local health department inspectors. Amending chapter 196-30 WAC, creating an inactive status and related fee adjustment.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapters 18.210 and 18.43 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: New rules are necessary to implement the statutory requirement for persons licensed and certified under chapter 18.210 RCW to obtain continuing education or continuing professional development. Amendments to chapter 196-30 WAC are needed to create an inactive status for certified inspectors.

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 by contacting Joe Vincent Jr., P.O. Box 9025, Olympia, WA 98507-9025, phone (360) 664-1567, fax (360) 664-2551, e-mail engineers@dol.wa.gov. Draft language of rule amendments will be distributed to the board's list of interested persons.

December 17, 2004

George A. Twiss

Executive Director

Board of Registration for

Professional Engineers

and Land Surveyors

Legislature Code Reviser 

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office