WSR 05-17-052

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


(Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors)

[ Filed August 9, 2005, 3:40 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amending chapter 196-12 WAC, Registered professional engineers; chapter 196-16 WAC, Registered professional land surveyors; chapter 196-23 WAC, Stamping and seals; chapter 196-27A WAC, Rules of professional conduct.

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: Possibly amend chapter 196-12 WAC to clarify that engineers are not required to do continuing education, only land surveyors; amend chapter 196-16 WAC to implement legislative requirement land surveyors must complete continuing education credits starting July 2006; amend chapter 196-23 WAC to allow engineers passing the structural engineer examination to put the letters SE following their name; and possibly amend chapter 196-27A WAC regarding continuing education requirements for land surveyors.

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 by contacting Rick Notestine, P.O. Box 1025, Olympia, WA 98507-9025, phone (360) 664-1567, fax (360) 664-2551, e-mail rnotestine@dol.wa.gov. Comments may be submitted through mail, phone, fax or e-mail. Draft language of the rule amendments will be distributed to the board's list of interested persons and will be posted on the board's web site.

August 9, 2005

George A. Twiss

Executive Director

Board of Registration for Professional

Engineers and Land Surveyors

Washington State Code Reviser's Office