WSR 07-03-020

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed January 5, 2007, 11:19 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 06-09-044.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 196-30 WAC, Fees for on-site wastewater treatment designers and inspectors.

Hearing Location(s): Department of Licensing, Business and Professions Division, Conference Room #2209, 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Olympia, WA 98502, on February 28, 2007, at 1:00 p.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: March 1, 2007.

Submit Written Comments to: George Twiss, Executive Director, Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, P.O. Box 9025, Olympia, WA 98507-9025, e-mail engineers@dol.wa.gov, fax (360) 664-2551, by February 26, 2007.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Kim King by February 26, 2007, TTY (360) 664-8885 or (360) 664-1564.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: To repeal language that concerns on-site practice permits, which ended on June 30, 2003, and repeal late penalty fees for certificate of competency holders.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: On-site practice permits no longer exist, and there is no existing language that a late penalty fee can be assessed.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.24.086.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 18.210 RCW.

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

Name of Proponent: Board of registration for professional engineers and land surveyors, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: George A. Twiss, 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Olympia, WA 98502, (360) 664-1565.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. There is no negative economic impact to small business.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. See statement regarding small business economic impact statement.

January 5, 2007

Ralph Osgood

Assistant Director


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-24-022, filed 11/23/99)

WAC 196-30-020   On-site wastewater treatment designer and inspector fees.   The business and professions division of the department of licensing shall assess the following fees:

Title of Fee Amount ($)
((Practice permit application 100.00))
((Practice permit renewal 250.00))
Designer license application 175.00
Designer license application (comity) 50.00
Designer license renewal 250.00
Designer license re-examination 100.00
Late Renewal Penalty 100.00
Certificate of competency (inspector)
Application 175.00
Certificate of competency renewal 250.00
Certificate of competency re-examination 100.00
((Late Renewal Penalty 100.00))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086 and 18.210.050. 99-24-022, 196-30-020, filed 11/23/99, effective 12/24/99.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-24-022, filed 11/23/99)

WAC 196-30-030   License renewals.   (((1) Practice permits are valid for one year. They must be renewed each year by paying the required fee no later than the anniversary date of when the permit was originally issued. A valid practice permit will remain in force until the permit holder is issued a designer license, or July 1, 2003, whichever comes first. The permit holder must renew for a full year. No refunds will be made, or payments accepted, for a partial year.))

(((2))) (1) The initial designer license and certificate of competency will expire on the licensee's or certificate holder's next birth date. However, if the licensee's or certificate holder's next birth date is within three months of the initial date of issuing the license or certificate, the original license or certificate will expire on his or her second birthday following issuance of the original license or certificate. All subsequent renewals shall be for a one-year period due on the individuals birth date. No refunds will be made, or payments accepted for a partial year.

(((3))) (2) It shall be the licensee's or certificate holder's responsibility to pay the prescribed renewal fee to the department of licensing on or before the date of expiration.

(((4))) (3) Licensees and certificate holders who fail to pay the prescribed renewal fee within ninety days of the license expiration date will be subject to a late penalty fee of $100.00. However, the license or certificate is invalid the date of expiration (if not renewed) even though an additional 90 days is granted to pay the renewal fee without penalty. After ninety days, the base renewal fee plus the penalty fee must be paid before the license or certificate can be renewed to a valid status.

(((5))) (4) Any designer license ((or certificate of competency)) that remains expired for more that two years would be canceled. After cancellation, a new application must be made in accordance with chapter 18.210 RCW to obtain another license ((or certificate)).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086 and 18.210.050. 99-24-022, 196-30-030, filed 11/23/99, effective 12/24/99.]

Reviser's note: The typographical errors in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appear in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-06-019, filed 2/21/06)

WAC 196-30-110   Suspended fees.   Effective July 1, 2006 the following fees will have the listed portions suspended from collection until July 1, 2008.


Fee categories Current

Fees

Portion

Suspended

Temporary Fees
Certificate of Competency:
Certificate of Competency renewal $250 $100 $150
((Certificate of Competency late renewal $350 $100 $250))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086, 18.43.035, and 18.210.050. 06-06-019, 196-30-110, filed 2/21/06, effective 3/24/06.]

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