WSR 05-17-063

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


(Geologist Licensing Board)

[ Filed August 10, 2005, 4:20 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Revision to WAC 308-15-050 Geologist examination application process.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.24.086, 18.220.040.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Changes to the application process rules are necessary to accommodate examination applicants applying directly to the National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG) for those exams administered by the association, rather than passing those monies through the department and board for processing, creating a more efficient and cost-effective process.

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 Joan Robinson, Manager, Geologist Licensing Program, P.O. Box 9025, Olympia, WA 98507-9045, phone (360) 664-1387, fax (360) 664-1495, e-mail geologists@dol.wa.gov. Persons may comment by mail, fax, phone or e-mail. Draft language of any changes will be sent to persons on the board's listserve and mailing list.

August 10, 2005

Joe Vincent Jr.

Administrator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office