WSR 09-12-049

PROPOSED RULES

BOARD OF REGISTRATION

FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS

AND LAND SURVEYORS

[ Filed May 28, 2009, 10:00 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 09-07-060.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 196-09 WAC, Board practices and procedures.

Hearing Location(s): Courtyard Marriott, Salon A, 31910 Gateway Center Boulevard South, Federal Way, WA 98003, on July 29, 2009, at 6:00 p.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: July 30, 2009.

Submit Written Comments to: George A. Twiss, PLS, Executive Director, Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, P.O. Box 9025, Olympia, WA 98507-9025, e-mail engineers@dol.wa.gov, fax (360) 664-2551, by July 27, 2009.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Kim King, Administrative Assistant, by July 27, 2009, TTY (360) 664-8885 or (360) 664-1564.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: To change the type of board meetings the board currently holds from "regular" board meetings to "special" board meetings.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: To allow the board some flexibility in changing/scheduling board and committee meeting dates.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.43.035.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 18.43 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 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 economic impact to licensees.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. There is no economic impact to licensees.

May 28, 2009

George A. Twiss

Executive Director

OTS-2421.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-04-001, filed 1/21/04, effective 2/21/04)

WAC 196-09-120   Meetings and officers.   The Washington state board of registration for professional engineers and land surveyors shall hold its ((regular public)) annual special board meeting ((annually)) in June of each year. All special ((public)) meetings ((may be)) of the board are held at such times and places as the board may deem necessary. All special board meetings are open to the public. Notice of all ((public)) special board meetings shall be ((issued)) made as required by the Open Public Meetings Act, chapter 42.30 RCW.

At the ((regular)) annual special board meeting the board shall elect a chair and vice-chair to hold office for one year commencing July 9. The executive director of the board shall serve as secretary. ((A)) Any vacancy in ((any office)) positions held by members of the board shall be filled for the remainder of the term by special election of a quorum of the board at the next special ((public)) board meeting.

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.43 and 18.235 RCW. 04-04-001, 196-09-120, filed 1/21/04, effective 2/21/04.]

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