WSR 09-21-096

PROPOSED RULES

BOARD OF REGISTRATION

FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS

AND LAND SURVEYORS

[ Filed October 20, 2009, 2:13 p.m. ]

Supplemental Notice to WSR 09-12-049.

Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under 09-08-005.

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

Hearing Location(s): Department of Licensing, Business and Professions Division, 405 Black Lake Boulevard S.W., Room 2209, Olympia, WA 98502, on November 24, 2009, at 3:00 p.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: November 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 November 20, 2009.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Kim King, executive assistant, by November 20, 2009, TTY (360) 664-8885 or (360) 664-1564.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: To make the language regarding board meetings more generic.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: After the hearing was held regarding the language filed with WSR 09-12-049, the board determined that the proposed language was confusing and rewrote the language so that it is easier to read and understand.

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.

October 20, 2009

George A. Twiss

Executive Director

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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 meeting annually in June. Special public meetings may be held at such times and places as the board may deem necessary. Public notice of all public meetings shall be issued as required by the Open Public Meetings Act, chapter 42.30 RCW.)) All meetings of the board are held in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, chapter 42.30 RCW. The Washington state board of registration for professional engineers and land surveyors shall hold its annual meeting in the third week of June each year. All other meetings of the board are held at such times and places as the board may deem necessary.

At the ((regular)) annual 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 vacancy in any office shall be filled for the remainder of the term by special election at the next special public meeting.)) Any resignation from the position of chair shall be filled for the remainder of the term by the vice-chair.

[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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