WSR 08-09-155

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed April 23, 2008, 11:58 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 34.05.310(4).

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 308-15-150 Geologist fees.

Hearing Location(s): Department of Licensing, 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Conference Room 209, Olympia, WA 98502, on May 27, 2008, at 1:00 p.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 27, 2008.

Submit Written Comments to: Sherri Lonsberry, P.O. Box 9045, Olympia, WA 98507, e-mail slonsbery@dol.wa.gov, fax (360) 664-1495, by May 26, 2008.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Graeme Kennedy by May 23, 2008, TTY (360) 664-8885 or (360) 664-1597.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The proposed rule change will extend suspension of renewal fees in an effort to maintain a balanced budget for the geologist licensing program.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The proposed rule change will extend suspension of renewal fees in an effort to maintain a balanced budget for the geologist licensing program.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.220.040.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 43.24.086.

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

Name of Proponent: Department of licensing (DOL), governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Lorin Doyle, Olympia, (360) 664-1387; Enforcement: Joe Vincent Jr., Olympia, (360) 664-1386.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. DOL is exempt from this requirement.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. DOL is not one of the named agencies to which this rule applies. Agencies that are not named can apply this rule to themselves voluntarily. DOL has chosen not to do this.

April 23, 2008

Shelly L. Hagen

Deputy Assistant Director

OTS-1466.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-04-022, filed 1/23/06, effective 2/23/06)

WAC 308-15-150   Fees.   (1) Suspension of fees. Effective ((March 1, 2006)) July 1, 2008, the listed fees shown in subsection (2) of this section are suspended and replaced with the following:


Renewal Fees
Annual renewal fee for geologist $((20.00)) 70.00
Annual renewal for each specialty $((25.00)) 70.00
Annual renewal for geologist, with late fee (if paid ninety days or more after due date) $((40.00)) 140.00
Annual renewal fee for each specialty, with late fee (if paid ninety days or more after due date) $((50.00)) 140.00


The fees set forth in this section shall revert back to the fee amounts shown in WAC 308-15-150 on July 1, ((2008)) 2011.

(2) Fees.


Type of Fee Amount
Application fees - includes initial license
Application fee for geologist (applying by examination) $100.00
Application fee for each specialty (applying by examination) $100.00
Application fee for geologist (applying by reciprocity) $200.00
Application fee for each specialty (applying by reciprocity) $150.00
Examination fees
Fees for the fundamentals of geology and practice of geology examinations are submitted directly to ASBOG
Administration fee for reexamination $65.00
Specialty examination (hydrogeologist or engineering geologist exam) $300.00
Renewal fees
Annual renewal fee for geologist $100.00
Annual renewal fee for each specialty $85.00
Annual renewal for geologist, with late fee (if paid ninety days or more after due date) $200.00
Annual renewal for each specialty, with late fee (if paid ninety days or more after due date) $170.00
Miscellaneous fees
Duplicate license or wall certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . $25.00
Certification of license records to other jurisdictions . . . . . . . . . . . . $45.00
Proctor examination for another jurisdiction . . . . . . . . . . . . $100.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.220.040, 18.220.050. 06-04-022, 308-15-150, filed 1/23/06, effective 2/23/06; 05-01-174, 308-15-150, filed 12/21/04, effective 1/21/05. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.220 RCW. 01-12-022, 308-15-150, filed 5/25/01, effective 6/25/01.]

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