WSR 07-14-152

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


(Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors)

[ Filed July 5, 2007, 9:59 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 196-12 WAC, Registered professional engineers.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 18.43 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: SSB 5984, chapter 193, Laws of 2007, established that only structural engineers can perform engineering work on significant structures. The rules are needed to reflect the changes made to chapter 18.43 RCW that impact those professional engineers that perform structural work.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting George A. Twiss, Executive Director, P.O. Box 9025, Olympia, WA 98507-9025, phone (360) 664-1575, fax (360) 664-2551, e-mail engineers@dol.wa.gov. Comments may be submitted through regular mail, phone, fax or e-mail.

July 5, 2007

Robert F. Fuller

Deputy Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office