WSR 06-11-079

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


(Geologist Licensing Board)

[ Filed May 16, 2006, 3:39 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Revision to chapter 308-15 WAC, Geologist licensing services.

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: Existing rules will be reviewed in accordance with the Governor's Executive Order 06-02 regarding regulatory improvement. New sections addressing potential board member ethics implications of board members financial, employment and similar relationships with members of the regulated professions will be developed.

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 Joe Vincent, Administrator, Geologist Licensing Program, P.O. Box 9045, Olympia, WA 98507-9045, phone (360) 664-1386, 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.

May 16, 2006

Joe Vincent Jr.

Administrator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office