WSR 10-01-137

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

BOARD OF REGISTRATION

FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS

AND LAND SURVEYORS

[ Filed December 21, 2009, 10:50 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: New chapter 196-13 WAC, PE licensure by comity from non-U.S. jurisdictions.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.43.035.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The board is currently looking at the evaluation of equivalency between the licensure process common to Canadian associations and those common in the United States. This new section will be created to address issues to applicants that are seeking licensure in Washington that are currently licensed in non-U.S. jurisdictions.

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, Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, P.O. Box 9025, Olympia, WA 98507-9025, phone (360) 664-1565, fax (360) 664-2551. Comments may be submitted through regular mail, fax or e-mail. Draft language of rule amendments will be distributed to the board's list of interested persons (listserv).

December 21, 2009

George A. Twiss

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office