WSR 07-07-120

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed March 20, 2007, 3:14 p.m. ]

Continuance of WSR 07-03-020.

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 April 27, 2007, at 9:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 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 April 26, 2007.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Kim King by April 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; repeal late penalty fees for certificate of competency holders; repeal suspended fees, and; amend current fees for on-site designers and certificate of competency holders.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: On-site practice permits no longer exist. There is no existing language that a late penalty fee can be assessed to certificate of competency holders. The current fees assessed to on-site designers and certificate of competency holders need to be raised to meet the strategic goals to remain self-supporting.

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.

March 20, 2007

R. 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)) 200.00
Designer license application (comity) ((50.00)) 75.00
Designer license renewal ((250.00)) 325.00
Designer license re-examination ((100.00)) 140.00
Late Renewal Penalty 100.00
Certificate of competency (inspector)
Application 175.00
Certificate of competency renewal ((250.00)) 150.00
Certificate of competency re-examination ((100.00)) 140.00
((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.]

Reviser's note: RCW 34.05.395 requires the use of underlining and deletion marks to indicate amendments to existing rules. The rule published above varies from its predecessor in certain respects not indicated by the use of these markings.

Chapter 196-30 WAC

FEES FOR ON-SITE WASTEWATER TREATMENT

DESIGNERS AND INSPECTORS


REPEALER

     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
WAC 196-30-100 Suspended fees.
WAC 196-30-110 Suspended fees.

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.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office